Category Archives: Health

Avoiding IoT Purgatory

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore” - Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

We’ve all been there. We’ve lost of our way and the road ahead is more than just a bit fuzzy. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, I sit down with Lou Lutostanski (Avnet) and chat about why IoT projects are so challenging and what we can do if we find ourselves stuck in “IoT Purgatory.” Keeping with our IoT theme, we also investigate how Purdue University is looking to protect our smart implanted devices with electro-quasistatic human body communications and how a new kickstarter campaign called “Fromaggio” is taking the IoC (Internet of Cheese) to a whole new level.

Honey, I Shrunk the Semiconductor

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are headed to the smallest of the small process geometries: 2nm! My guest Ruben Molina (Synopsys) and I are talking about how exactly we are going to get started with these tiny process nodes and how technical advisory boards are driving the charge toward standardization and process architecture specification. Also this week, we take a closer look at the world’s first mobile skin bioprinting system unveiled by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Links for March 8, 2019

Industry Leaders Collaborate with Synopsys on Modeling Standards to Address Design Down to 2nm

Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds (Wake Forest School of Medicine)

Whitepaper: In Situ Bioprinting of Autologous Skin Cells Accelerates Wound Healing of Extensive Excisional Full-Thickness Wounds

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

 

On Your Mark, Get Set, MEMS!

This week’s podcast is coming to you from the land of vineyards, grapevines, and MEMS magnetic field sensors -- Napa Valley, California! In this episode of Fish Fry, we have an interview with each of the entrants of this year’s MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress Technology Showcase (think of it like a mini "Shark Tank" for MEMS stuff). We've got the skinny on a new wearable continuous blood glucose monitor, a new wearable brain impact monitor, new "smart" skates, and more!

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Links for November 2, 2018

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress' Technology Showcase

More information about Alertgy

More information about Scorched ICE

More information about SportFitz

More information about N5 Sensors

Asset Tracking Demo: Track the journey of a package using Motion Sensors

Follow EE Journal’s Live Coverage of the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

 

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

 

 

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! -- Audrey Hepburn

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at how Avnet and Not Impossible Labs are collaborating on a new a category of vibratory wearables. Kevin Sellers (Avnet) joins us to discuss how these new wearable technologies will improve quality of life for people affected by motor-related issues and help the deaf to experience live music. Kevin and I also discuss Avnet's role in The Not Impossible Awards and what the future looks like for this unique collaboration. In this week’s News You May Have Missed, we investigate how Leti is hoping to change smart glasses as we know them - with a little help fro some holographic images that are projected directly into our eyes.

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Links for October 12, 2018

More information about Avnet and Not Impossible Labs

Avnet and Not Impossible Labs Enable the Deaf to Experience Live Music

Avnet and Not Impossible Labs Partner to Create Technology Products that Enhance Accessibility and Inclusivity

New Display Design Could Make Lightweight, Compact Smart Glasses a Reality (The Optical Society of America)

See-through holographic retinal projection display concept (Whitepaper)

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

The Challenge of Systemic Complexity

We’re tackling the multi-faceted challenges of embedded software development in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. Simon Davidmann (CEO - Imperas) joins us to discuss how familiar debug environments can make all the difference in complex designs and why RISC-V architecture is gaining traction in the EE ecosystem.  Next up, Rupert Baines (CEO - UltraSoC) joins us to chat about the details of their “Smart Monitor” IP blocks and how they can oversee all the “moving” parts of your design (and keep them all playing nicely together). Also this week, we check out a new wearable skin sensor developed at Stanford University that can detect stress levels through sweat.

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Links for July 27, 2018

More information about Imperas

More information about UltraSoC

Article: Molecularly selective nanoporous membrane-based wearable organic electrochemical device for noninvasive cortisol sensing

New Episode of Chalk Talk: MLCC Alternatives

 

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

 

 

If I Only Had a Brain-1

"I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one."
-- Scarecrow - The Wizard of Oz)

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we set our sights on open source hardware design. Jake Janovetz (President - Opal Kelly) introduces us to a brand new crowdfunding campaign called the Brain-1. Jake and I discuss the the details of Brain-1, why they chose crowdfunding to launch this project, and what their new SYZYGY interconnect standard is all about. We also take a closer look at world’s smallest wearable sensor called UVSense rolled out this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. We check out how this sensor technology (which is a collaboration between cosmetics company L’Oreal and Northwestern University) could how we measure harmful UV ray exposure.

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Links for January 12, 2018

More information about Opal Kelly

More information about the Brain-1 Crowdfunding Campaign

Feature Article by Kevin Morris: A New Standard for FPGA Peripherals --
Opal Kelly Announces SYZYGY

Researchers develop world's smallest wearable device

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Paul Kocher, President – Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

Kim Rowe, Founder and CEO — RoweBots

Lawrence Cooke, Founder and CEO — NovaSolix

Gregg Recupero, CTO — Performance-IP

Alan Grau, CEO — Icon Labs

Carl Alberty, Vice President – Cirrus Logic

Maximilian Odendahl, CEO — Silexica

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager -- MediaTek

Sanjay Pillay, CEO — Austemper

Louis Parks, CEO - SecureRF

Harold Blomquist, CEO - Helix Semiconductor

Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss, Co-Founders - Maker Faire

Mike Wisart, CEO - efabless

Chris Giovanniello, SVP and Co-Founder - Menlo Micro

 

GPGPUs, Molecule Robots, and UAVs! Oh MY!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This week’s episode of Fish Fry has absolutely nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick, but has everything to do with molecular robots programmed with DNA, general purpose computing on GPUs, and featherweight systems for unmanned aerial vehicles.  We start things off with a closer look at the creation of a new amoeba-like molecular robot by a team of researchers in Japan. This robot that can continuously change its shape, propel itself with cell-like motion, and can be controlled by DNA signals that respond to light. Also this week, we delve into the world of GPGPUs with Doug Patterson from AITech. Doug and I discuss the challenges GPGPUs were created to solve and where general purpose computing on GPUs is headed from here. We also dig into the details of a new featherweight system created by AITech and ADLINK developed for unmanned aerial vehicles.  

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Links for March 17, 2017

More information about Aitech

Micrometer-sized molecular robot changes its shape in response to signal molecules (Article)

Less Silicon, More Brain

It all started in 1976 with a pressure control sensor in an automotive design. The sensor revolution began, and we had no idea that in forty short years we would be looking at sensors and MEMS-enabled systems that would drive around thirty million connected devices. In this week’s Fish Fry, we bring you the coolest innovations and groundbreaking designs from this year’s MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale Arizona. We’ve got a selection of interviews from the Technology Showcase including a new always-on piezoelectric MEMS microphone, a biometric gaming application that uses real-time biometric data, the world’s first SmartCase with built-in microprocessing technology, and much more.

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Links for November 11, 2016

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

More information about Vesper

More information about Valencell

More information about IDT - Integrated Device Technology

More information about i-BLADES

Accuracy in Motion

We all want to trust that our wearable device is measuring our health and fitness accurately, but what does that truly mean? In this week’s Fish Fry, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf (President - Valencell) and I discuss the forces driving the wearable market today, what the future holds for wearable technology, and why he thinks inaccuracy and “death by discharge” are two of the biggest design challenges facing wearable technology designers today. Also this week, we check out how you can enter the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at this year's MEMS Executive Congress and how Cadence Design Systems' new Virtuoso ADE Product Suite can address the different requirements and challenges for your team's analog design tools.

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Links for August 12, 2016

More information about Valencell

More information about the 2016 MEMS Executive Congress

Enter your design in the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Introduction to the New Virtuoso ADE Product Suite

Size Matters

Innovation big and small is the name of the game in this week's episode of Fish Fry. First up, we examine the newest advances in touchscreen technology with Jon Brodd and Kelly Ingham from Cima NanoTech. Jon and Kelly reveal the details of their (almost) larger-than-life touchscreens and help us plot a course to the future of touchscreen technology. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new wireless neurotransmitter being developed at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Microelectronics and Biospark Technologies that could change the face of pain management forever. 

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Links for January 29, 2016

More information about Cima NanoTech

Cima NanoTech Powers the Next Generation of Large Touch Screen Displays

New Wireless Implantable Device from A*STAR’S IME and Biospark to Improve Chronic Pain Management

New Episode of  Chalk Talk - Introducing the Palladium Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform