Programmable Power to the People

Micro Analog and On-Demand Power Management

by Amelia Dalton

He'd been here before, many times. He had procrastinated until he couldn’t put it off any longer. It had to be done. After a few cans of Mountain Dew and a giant sigh, he dove in. The experience wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. I know you’ve been through it too. Choosing the right power supply for your next design can be a drag, searching through part numbers until your eyes glaze, only to come up with a solution that (most of the time) is still not quite right. In this episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Kapil Shankar from AnDAPT. Kapil and I take an in-depth look at AnDAPT 's on-demand power management solution. Also in this week’s Kickstarter Corner, we check out a new fundraising campaign called JeVois: Open-Source Quad-Core Smart Machine Vision Camera that could bring open-source machine vision to your next Raspberry Pi or Arduino project.  Read More


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Meet You in Brussels?

posted by Dick Selwood

the imec Technology Forum is in Brussels in May (20-Apr)

Detailed RTL Power Analysis

posted by Bryon Moyer

Mentor has consorted (carefully) with a competitor to provide a path to faster RTL power analysis. (18-Jun)

Benchmarks for IoT Edge Nodes

posted by Bryon Moyer

EEMBC is developing benchmarks to help determine which IoT edge nodes consume the least energy. (2-Jun)

Sensor Hub Power Drops Again

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic has dropped the power floor for sensor hubs with their ArcticLink 3 S2 LP. (5-May)

Wireless Phone Charging Without the Extra Antennas

posted by Bryon Moyer

Last year we looked at a novel wireless phone charging technology. This year they’ve removed a design-in hurdle. (28-Apr)

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

kevin
@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 6:53 PM by dmlee

dmlee
I should hope that my brain capacity has NOT "increased by Zero X".
I would be satisfied if it had increased by Zero % or changed by 1.0 times.

(And don't get me started on expressions like "10 times smaller"!)

I suspect that I have actually lost a…

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