This week Chris and Dave discuss the amazing amount of interdependencies in modern web software and how that differs from hardware processes. Also takeover bids for CAD tools, hardware continuous integration, old display drivers, production systems, machine learning, and more!
Natasha Baker, Founder and CEO of SnapEDA, joins Chris to talk about footprints, symbols and other engineering content that helps designers create useful, correct circuit boards. They discuss the chip industry and how the information around it is changing.
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.