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

June 30, 2011 9:05 am | Podcasts | Comments

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

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

June 28, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

June 27, 2011 1:24 pm | Podcasts | 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 | Podcasts | Comments

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

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

June 22, 2011 10:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

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

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

June 20, 2011 7:14 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

June 17, 2011 9:15 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

June 16, 2011 7:28 am | Podcasts | 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 | Podcasts | 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.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jim Vanover of Wurth on Dual-Coil Chokes for LED Applications

June 1, 2011 11:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jim Vanover of Wurth about their latest series of dual-coil common mode chokes with high dual-impedance capabilities.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jon Kiachian of Atmel on Touch Technology

May 18, 2011 9:28 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jon Kiachian, the senior marketing director for touch technologies at Atmel about the touchscreen space and Atmel's efforts to advance engineer's abilities to create products and devices for a variety of applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Manish Gupta of Symmetricom on Timing and Synchronization

May 17, 2011 12:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Manish Gupta of Symmetricom about SyncWorld, a program with industry leaders including Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and NSN to support precise timing and synchronization requirements for 4G/LTE deployments.

The Tinker's Toolbox - TI DAC Boasts Low Power and High Speed

May 13, 2011 7:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Philip Pratt of Texas Instruments about their latest 4-channel, 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter), presented as the industry’s most power-efficient.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about Secure Solid-State Storage with Jack Bogdanski of Microsemi

May 11, 2011 4:31 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Jack Bogdanski, Director of New Product Development at Microsemi about their new TRRUST-Stor secure solid state drive (SSD) designed from the ground up for aerospace, defense, and military applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Analog Devices' Dan Ledger on Reference Designs

May 9, 2011 8:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Dan Ledger of Analog Devices about reference designs and what ADI is doing to help the engineer use reference designs to create their products and solve engineering issues.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Shaf Rahman of Akros on Board-Level DC Power Management

April 29, 2011 10:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Shaf Rahman of Akros about their new family of DC-DC Controllers with gate-drive signal shaping for reduced EMI and improved efficiency.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking Hardware & Software Integration with Ashok Reddy of IBM

April 27, 2011 6:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a talk with Alex Lidow of EPC on GaN Technology

April 22, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.

The Tinker's Toolbox - ADI's Digital PFC Chip with Power Metering

April 18, 2011 11:08 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to  Lawrence McGarry of Analog Devices at the APEC conference about their latest digital PFC chip with power metering capability.

The Tinker's Toolbox - CEI Launches New Power Division

April 13, 2011 10:59 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Robert Van Horn, Michael Schulte, and Jonathan Dokuchitz of Custom Electronics Inc. (CEI) about their launch of a new power division to address advanced power distribution applications. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with TI About the CAN interface

April 7, 2011 6:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard,  we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Discussing Nanostore Memristor Technology

April 4, 2011 7:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Ashok Reddy of IBM

March 30, 2011 11:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational about computers, engineers, and how IBM is helping bring the two together in new ways to solve problems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes on Computers and Engineering

March 28, 2011 9:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel and continue our discussion on computers, the web, and engineering.

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