The Future is Already Here: How Single Pair Ethernet is Creating More Transparent Communication

Communication big and small take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Ruud Van Den Brink (TE Connectivity) joins us to discuss the future of single pair ethernet and how it will usher in new advancements in Industry 4.0. I also check out a new research study from the University of Turku in Finland that hopes to shed light on what happens to our brains during hypnosis. 

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Looking Beyond to Today: Finding New Material Solutions with Intermolecular

What do new material synthesizing, device innovation, and lab-grown organs have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course! My guest is Casper van Oosten, (Business Field Head and Managing Director at Intermolecular, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). Casper and I are talking all about synthesizing new materials for device innovation, how Intermolecular is tackling challenges in electronics, life sciences, and health care with their new Innovation Hub, and how control at the atomic limit inspired Casper to get into the world of semiconductors. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new bioink developed at Lund University in Sweden that is making huge strides in the development of the 3D bioprinted human organs. 

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A PUF by Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same: Intrinsic-ID and the Rise of Hardware-Based Security

My distinguished guest in this week’s Fish Fry podcast is Intrinsic-ID CEO Pim Tulys. Pim and I discuss the role of hardware-based security in today’s EE ecosystem, where physical unclonable functions are headed in the future, and what Intrinsic ID’s PUF Cafe is all about. Also this week, we take a closer look at the details of a new experiment that might finally bridge the gap between robotics and quantum mechanics. (Spoiler Alert: robots can learn faster with the help of quantum mechanics!)

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The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO - QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: Open Source SoC Dev Kit That Fits in Your USB Port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new desktop 3D hologram printer developed by LitiHolo and how you can start creating your own 3D printed holograms. 

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The Next Great Leap Forward: How Paragraf is Bringing Graphene into Electronic Design Primetime

Graphene takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Simon Thomas (Paragraf - CEO) joins us to discuss why he believes that graphene can revolutionize the electronics industry, the role sticky tape played in its creation, and how Paragraf is bringing graphene from the lab into the real world. 

 

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For the Love of Coffee and Design Verification

Happy Engineers Week! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we are celebrating with a whole lot of design verification and even more coffee! Vanessa Cooper (DVCon US 2021 Program Chair) joins us to discuss the details of DVCon US 2021, what’s new with this year’s conference and all of the cool stuff you will learn by attending. Also this week, we check out a new research study that contends that drinking coffee every day may affect our cognitive hardware and reduce the volume of grey matter in our brains. (Spoiler Alert: This might not be a bad thing.)

 
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Learning to Let It Go: Obsolescence Management and an OEM Tale of Woe

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” - Ann Landers 

In this week’s podcast, we dive deep into the world of long-term product sustainment practices and obsolescence management. Tania Scroggie (GDCA) joins us to discuss the challenges of older designs in today’s OEMs, the delicate balance between sales and obsolete inventory, and how we can best evaluate product end of life. Also this week,  we check out the details of the first biodegradable display developed by a group of scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

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For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions

Here at Fish Fry, we love Kickstarter! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, award-winning Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai joins us to discuss her passion for purposeful interactions, how her experience in the world of dance has set her up for success in high tech, and how she navigates the unique challenges of designing for this global crowdfunding platform. Keeping with our Kickstarter theme, we also check out the Lucon: a connected lamp kit for connecting people.  We take a closer look at how this wifi connected lamp kit, as part of Kickstarter’s popular yearly Make 100 project, brings together one hundred anonymous people through light and touch.

 
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To The Skies And Beyond: Securing the Mission Critical Edge and A New Rocket Thruster to Mars

“If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up a little too much space.” - Morgan Freeman

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is all about mission critical edge and solar flare-inspired rocket thrusters. (Mars here we come!) First up, we take a closer look at a groundbreaking idea for a new type of rocket thruster that could take us to Mars and beyond. We investigate why this technology is different from current space-proven propulsion devices and how this new kind of rocket thruster could make long distance space travel a reality. Also this week, Arun Subbarao (VP of Engineering - Lynx Software) joins us to discuss the challenges facing mission critical security today, what their LynxSecure separation kernel is all about, and where Arun thinks mission critical security is headed in the future.

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The Business Of Making Sensors Smarter: PICMG, MicroSAM, and Bringing Plug and Play into IIoT

In honor of Embedded Tech Trends (one of my favorite conferences every year) open standards take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. Doug Sandy (Chief Technical Officer, PICMG) joins us to discuss the role that open specifications play in the future of Industrial IoT. Doug and I dig into the details of PICMG’s new MicroSAM and check out how this new microcontroller-agnostic, ultra-small form-factor module will bring plug and play into the sensor domain. 

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