Sammy Cheung, CEO of Efinix, joins Chris to talk about FPGAs. They discuss designing reconfigurable devices into products that do not traditionally have FPGAs, but will benefit from enhanced capabilities like Computer Vision.
Matt Liberty, creator of the Joulescope, joins Chris to talk about measuring current in low power devices, including IoT devices that have high current RF pulses. Matt explains how to optimize low power designs and how he created the Joulescope.
Brian Faith, CEO of QuickLogic, joins Chris to talk about implementing the Symbiflow open source toolchain for QuickLogic FPGAs and how they are using that tool chain alongside the SensiML platform to create flexible, low power devices for machine learning applications.
Tim ‘Mithro’ Ansell of Google talks to Chris about the recently announced open source PDK released by Skywater (a silicon fab) and Google. Also discussions around the implications of open source silicon and how listeners can get their ASIC designs fabbed for free.
Brock LaMeres, a professor at Montana State University, joins Chris to talk about distance learning, embedded systems, designing redundant processors for space missions, engineering education, and lots more!
Greg Davill returns to The Amp Hour to talk with Chris about his wide range of projects, such as the Arctic Koala, Orange Crab and Icosahedron LED sculpture. He also talks about his soldering technique and tools, in addition to his recent travel to events like Chaos Congress in Germany.