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.
This week Kerry Scharfglass (@borgel) joins Chris to talk about designing consumer electronics and how things change as you move towards smaller companies. Also #Badgelife, war games with hardware, KiCad, creating solar infrastructure and more!
Ben Krasnow returns to The Amp Hour after 8 years, hundreds of hours of YouTube content, a couple of high profile jobs at Valve and GoogleX/Verily and many MANY hours spent in the lab. He chats with Chris about how he approaches learning and working on new projects.
This is the first of a couple episodes that will be posted from KiCon 2019. This interview was in two parts with some of the developers from the KiCad project. We talked with Wayne Stambaugh, Maciej “Orson” Suminski, Tomasz Wlostowski, Jon Evans, and Seth Hillbrand.
This week Dave and Chris discuss designing hardware without specifications, upcoming conferences, working with software services on distributed hardware and how to measure current over a large dynamic range.