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The Tinker's Toolbox - Shri Dodani of Exclara on Solid-State Lighting Drivers

September 12, 2011 12:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Shri Dodani, CEO of Exclara on the issues of solid-state lighting and powering SSL systems. Exclara is an LED driver and IC module company and just introduced what they believe is a “breakthrough” in SSL -- a high-voltage LED driver solution.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Joachim Hallwachs of DesignArt Networks on Small-Cell Wireless Networks

September 8, 2011 9:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Joachim Hallwachs, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DesignArt Networks about small cell issues in wireless networks. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eric Siegel of TI on Haptics Feedback in Touch-Enabled Devices

September 7, 2011 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Andreas Koller of Energy Micro on Sensor Interfaces

September 1, 2011 12:11 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE). 

The Tinker's Toolbox - David Horn of Switch on Solid-State Lighting

September 1, 2011 4:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Scott Kulchycki of National Semiconductor on RF-Sampling ADCs

August 30, 2011 7:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Scott Kulchycki, marketing manager for National Semiconductor’s High-Speed Signal Path products about seeking new ways to increase radio capacity while reducing cost, size and weight.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Lior Weiss of Celeno on Broadband Home Networking

August 24, 2011 11:56 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Lior Weiss, Vice President of Marketing of Celeno, about home networks, especially high-bandwidth networking optimized for advanced audio and multimedia management.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Piyush Sevalia of SiTime on MEMS Timing Devices

August 18, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Piyush Sevalia, VP Marketing of SiTime, on timing issues in general and their MEMS timing devices in particular.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Brett Fox of Touchstone Semi on Analog Circuit Design

August 17, 2011 8:17 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Brett Fox, CEO of Touchstone Semiconductors on analog circuits and the challenges to today's designers.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jonathan Chien of Conexant on Audio Systems in Smart Devices

August 17, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'

August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Parviz Ghaffaripour of Akros Silicon on Power Electronics

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Akros Silicon's President and CEO, Parviz Ghaffaripour about power electronics today and the challenges to the design engineer.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Cees Links of GreenPeak on Wireless Networks

August 11, 2011 12:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Cees Links, the Founder and CEO of GreenPeak, a fabless semiconductor company with a strong focus on wireless for sense and control networks in combination with battery-less technology.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Alex Zilberman of Intel on Medical Electronics

August 11, 2011 6:02 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Alex Zilberman, Market Development Manager  of Intel on their efforts in the area of medical electronics.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Cejer of Keithley on Solid-State Lighting Test

August 9, 2011 11:13 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mark Cejer of Keithley about high-power semiconductor testing, with an emphasis on solid state lighting.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Arlon Martin of Kotura on Silicon Photonics

July 28, 2011 11:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Arlon Martin, VP of Marketing, Government Contracts & Industry Relations at Kotura, specialists in silicon photonics.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Adrian Woolley of Atmel on Sensor Software Drivers

July 26, 2011 8:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Adrian Woolley, marketing director for microcontrollers for Atmel, on their Sensors Xplained software drivers announcement.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brian Glinsman of TI on Small-Cell Base Stations

July 20, 2011 11:09 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Brian Glinsman from Texas Instruments about metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Bill Driver of LeCroy on High-Bandwidth Test

July 18, 2011 10:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Bill Driver of LeCroy about test and measurement in general and their high-bandwidth WaveMaster 8 Zi-A oscilloscope in particular.

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

July 13, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

July 12, 2011 10:06 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

July 11, 2011 12:18 pm | Podcasts | 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.

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

July 7, 2011 6:05 am | Podcasts | 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.

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

July 5, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | 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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