Videos / Podcasts
July - 2016
- FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping Bridge Global Development
ASIC Prototyping with FPGAs faces global development challenges in the hardware-software IoT and automotive markets.
June - 2015
- ADL Embedded Solutions ADLMES-8200 Rugged Modular Enclosure Systems
The ADLMES-8200 is a highly innovative embedded enclosure designed for Railway Train Control and many other Transportation applications. Its highly configurable modularity makes it
October - 2014
- Intel Developers Forum 2014, SunMan Engineering
Live from IDF2014: Interview with SunMan Engineering, an IoT pioneer. In this 4 minute video, editor Chris A. Ciufo interviews Kaveh Pirzadeh, Director of Engineering and learns that SunMan designed a connected car IVI system several years ago. SunMan describes their IoT systems that include hardware, software, gateways, and cloud-based management software. Case examples discussed: IVI, digital farming, and human replacement...just maybe. For more information: http://www.sunmantechnology.com/.
June - 2014
- The Future of Thermal Management
At GE Intelligent Platforms, we understand that one of the greatest challenges involved in developing cutting edge defense systems is keeping advanced electronics cool.
- Expert-Integrated COM Design-in Services , Advantech(EN)
Advantech Expert-Integrated COM Design-in Services
August - 2013
- Rip Van Winkle Bluetooth Low Energy Wakes Up, Then Sleeps Again
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE, or BLE, or Smart) is all about sending and receiving data just like any other Bluetooth device, but doing so using much less power. It's ideally suited for M2M applications where a device wakes up, transmits or receives data, then goes back to sleep. The Bluetooth SIG specifies myriad application profiles from healthcare ("Blood Pressure Profile") to Sports and Fitness. At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference, editor-in-chief Chris A. Ciufo got the lowdown on Laird's new BL600 Bluetooth LE Smart modules.
- Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces
Cars can be hacked; connected cars with Bluetooth or cellular, even more so. "Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces". Stephen Checkoway of the University of California, San Diego presents a seminal refereed paper at the 20th USENIX Security Symposium in August 2011. This video will shock and frighten you at the same time, but if you're an embedded developer--it should wake you up to start taking security seriously. (Note the digital speedometer info display hack 5 seconds into the briefing!)
- Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Editor Chris Ciufo spent time with Microchip software manager Joe Drzewiecki at the Spring DESIGN West show (formerly known as ESC). Microchip launched their new MPLAB X compiler strategy that now goes across all Microchip MCUs. It also adds a new license strategy, optimizations that compile 35 percent faster on 32-bit devices (or save 35 percent on code size). There's also a "totally free" version of the MPLAB X compiler. Check out the 3 minute video.
July - 2012
- Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
At DESIGN West 2012 (aka "ESC" San Jose), Senior Editor Chris A. Ciufo sat down with TI's Matt Kurtz, Manager, Wireless Connectivity Group. Matt's group's job is to add wireless capabilities to microcontrollers with "everything from ANT to ZigBee". Consider their SimpleLink initiative, which is comprised of chipsets, protocols, APIs and drivers that make easy the task of adding wireless to a TI microcontroller product. In this short video, Matt explains that TI's focus is one-stop-shopping and simplicity. Judging from market feedback, TI has met its goals.
August - 2011
- Magnetic-powered Trams in South Korea a World First
Environmentally friendly trams use no fossil fuels and don't need overhead wires or cables. Instead, they're propelled by a magnetic field created by power lines embedded in the road. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology developed the system that uses shaped magnetic field in resonance (SMFIR) technology. The system avoids the recharging problem of standard electric vehicles.
May - 2011
- Driving Success in Energy Efficient Automotive System Design Overview
Driving Success in Energy Efficient Automotive System Design Overview: captures TI's solutions for energy efficiency in transportation including hybrid and electric vehicles, battery management systems, digital isolators, microcontrollers, trasnceivers, op-amps, voltage regulators and DC-DC converters.
- Driving Success in Automotive Safety System Designs
TI's Automotive Safety System Designs Overview: captures TI's solutions for safety systems in the automotive and transportation markets including analog and embedded processing solutions. Includes Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) withback-up cameras, ultrasonic parking assist systems, car-based radar systems, birds-eye camera, blind spot detection and more. Includes tire pressure monitoring systems, electronic power steering systems and stability control solutions.
- Driving Success in Automotive Infotainment System Designs
Overview of TI's Solutions in Infotainment System Design: Includes basic radio, digital radio, high end audio, video and complete infotainment systems. Includes media controller, hands-free, audio processing, soft radio, video, navigation, amplifiers, CAN, LIN and high speed interfaces like USB and LVDS. Power management solutions integrate multiple supplies into one device to reduce overall size, provide efficiency and make necessary power sequencing easier.
January - 2011
- Smart Cities: Sustainable Urban Mobility-on-Demand
Ryan Chin of MIT explains how a fleet of sharable, collapsible, rechargeable CityCars, GreenWheel bicycles, and RoboScooters can transform transportation in our most congested cities by operating within an intelligent, wireless grid that understands when, where, and how we want to travel.
June - 2010
- Tesla: The Ultimate Low-Power Design
When your battery pack alone costs $30,000 and you get 200 miles per charge, youâve got to be looking for ways to save power. The Tesla roadster is crammed with parts from many Silicon Valley companies, all designed to draw as little power as possible. But thereâs still much more work to be done.