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The Tinker's Toolbox - Ross Bannatyne of Silicon Labs on Wireless Energy Harvesting

July 13, 2011 11:51 am | Comments

In this episode we talk to Ross Bannatyne from Silicon Labs on wireless energy harvesting, wireless "smart dust" sensor networks, and the power electronics to manage energy drawn from the ambient.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Markus Willems of Synopsys on LTE Development

July 12, 2011 10:06 am | Comments

In this episode we talk to Markus Willems, Senior Product Marketing Manager of System-Level Solutions at Synopsys. In addition to talking about the wireless industry and the issues that face design engineers we talk about their collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz to accelerate LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless system design and verification.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Derek Carlson of Microchip on Embedded Development

July 11, 2011 12:18 pm | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Derek Carlson, the VP of Development Tools at Microchip Technology about MPLAB X, the new Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microchip.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about IP Cores and Embedded Systems Development

July 7, 2011 6:05 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Simon Hambly and David Harold of Imagination Technologies, creators of communications semiconductor IP cores for highly complex System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Steve Grady of Cymbet on Energy Harvesting

July 5, 2011 11:16 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Steve Grady of Cymbet on energy harvesting, low-power circuitry, and the challenges to the engineer in evaluating and implementing the technology.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Maury Wood of NXP on High-Speed Data Converters

June 30, 2011 9:05 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Maury Wood, Senior Director at NXP Semiconductors, about high-speed data converters.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Mike Stout of Falcon on UPS Technology

June 28, 2011 5:35 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Mike Stout of Falcon Electric about Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and the various ways they can benefit the engineer. It isn't always just about backup power.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Tom Cross of IBM's X-Force on Information Threat Analysis

June 27, 2011 1:24 pm | Comments

In this episode we talk to Tom Cross, X-Force Researcher at IBM Internet Security Systems, on software, systems, and device security.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Kerry Thacher of Librestream on Mobile Collaboration

June 23, 2011 11:10 am | Comments

In this episode we talk to Kerry Thacher of Librestream about their mobile collaboration technology.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of IR on Solid-State Lighting

June 22, 2011 10:51 am | Comments

In this episode we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the electronics needed to drive them.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - A talk with Jodi Shelton of the Global Semiconductor Alliance

June 21, 2011 9:35 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jodi Shelton of the Global Semiconductor Alliance on the fabless semiconductor industry and the group's view of where it is and where it is going.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Powercast's Harry Ostaffe on Energy Harvesting

June 20, 2011 7:14 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Harry Ostaffe of Powercast on energy harvesting technology with a focus on RF power capture. The company’s RF energy harvesting technology addresses the efficiency of converting radio waves into DC power over a wide operating range.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Vishay's David Grey on Power MOSFET Technology

June 17, 2011 9:15 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to David Grey of Vishay Siliconix on power technology at the board level, in particular power MOSFETs and what Vishay is going in that area.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - WiFi Video Surveillance Deployment in Freeport, Texas

June 16, 2011 7:28 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Chief Tyrone "Ty" Morrow of the City of Freeport, Texas on the first stage of the deployment of a WiFi-based municipal surveillance system being installed by ADT with the assistance of Motorola.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Geoff Lees of NXP on MCUs

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

In this episode, we talk to NXP's Geoff Lees about the microcontrollor marketplace and the choices provided by 8- and 16-bit chips as well as the latest 32-bit devices.

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