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The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast

A weekly podcast about the electronics industry. Occasional guests. Lots of laughs.

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A weekly podcast about the electronics industry. Occasional guests. Lots of laughs.

#598 – Best way to find a leak

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Thanks to Kate Ter Haar for the photo of the matches

Aug 08 2022

1hr 6mins

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#196 – An Interview with Mike Engelhardt (Re-broadcast)

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For the original show notes, check out the original page: https://theamphour.com/196-an-interview-with-mike-engelhardt-spice-simulator-synteresis/

Mike Engelhardt is the creatore of LTSpice. Mike is no longer at Linear Technology, and Linear Technology is no longer a company (now part of Analog Devices), but the simulator is still awesome!

To listen to all episodes in your podcast listener back to episode one, use the LibSyn feed (our hosting platform): https://theamphour.libsyn.com/

Jul 31 2022

1hr 32mins

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#596 – Capacitor Schoopage with Ron Demcko from AVX

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AVX Fellow and 40 year capacitor industry legend Ron Demcko joins Dave to discuss film capacitor failures and capacitor technology.
This episode is best viewed in video format on the Amp Hour Youtube channel, as Ron and Dave discuss slides and photos in this video discussion for an EEVblog video on why a film capacitor failed. But we are sure you’ll still find the audio podcast version very enjoyable and educational.

Jul 18 2022

1hr 25mins

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#595 – Trade Show or Conference?

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Jul 11 2022

1hr 6mins

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#594 – AI aren’t sentient yet…right?

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A sentient AI would definitely take better show notes

Images generated from here, using the prompt “A computer screaming at a microphone”: https://huggingface.co/spaces/dalle-mini/dalle-mini
Audio intro generated here: https://resemble.ai

Jun 20 2022

1hr 8mins

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#593 – Publicly Traded Hobby with Ben Jordan

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The Altium stories flow as Ben Jordan discusses working at Altium with Dave!

Ben was a long time Altium employee and PCB and product specialist and still makes Altium tutorial videos on Youtube.
He has also worked for Autodesk on Fusion 360.
Ben now has his own consulting company Jordan DSP and co-hosts a regular live Youtube show with Bil Herd

Follow him on Twitter

Jun 14 2022

1hr 8mins

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#592 – Product Design with Simone Giertz

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Welcome back, Simone Giertz!

Jun 07 2022

1hr 5mins

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#590 – Finding Hardware Flaws with Laura Abbott

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Welcome Laura Abbott of Oxide Computer!

May 23 2022

57mins

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#589 – Mute Button Discipline

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May 16 2022

1hr 5mins

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#588 – Siloed Engineering with Leigh Brady

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Welcome, Leigh Brady!

May 09 2022

1hr 8mins

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#587 – Biblical Broker Bucks

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https://twitter.com/factory_400/status/1519398997303054337

https://twitter.com/eevblog/status/1519527884540776448

May 02 2022

1hr 9mins

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#586 – Fran Blanche Version 3

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Fran Blanche and Dave discuss publishing, newspapers, Frantone, manufacturing, the kit business, ebay, and pontificate what we would be doing if the Internet didn’t exist.

The Frantone pedal as used by The Hives’ Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem  VIDEO

How VHS tapes are manufactured VIDEO

NOTE: This episode is also available as VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFqB9ZeqKI

Apr 18 2022

1hr 13mins

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#584 – Software for Rockets with Charles Aylward

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Welcome Charles Aylward of Grizzly Peak Systems!

  • I heard of Charles from past guest Todd Bailey, they worked together at Astra. Charles is also a member of the Consulting Forum.
  • Astra is a “new space” company
  • These are non-traditional companies (sometimes startups), that move a bit faster with modern software methods and using more commercially available hardware (non-rad hard parts)
  • Past guests in “new space” companies Joris (Hiber), Shaun (Planet), Brent and Bryce (SpaceX, Relativity Space)
  • Astra provides a smaller launch vehicle (rocket), which means the ride share equation changes.
  • The rocket equation means it could be advantageous to launch a smaller rocket.
  • Chris thought of Charles when he thinks of software and hardware rigor.
  • How do you know you’re ready to launch?
  • Charles was the software engineer for the early launch vehicles.
  • Design reviews early on had fewer people but pulled in other people. Todd was working on electronics.
  • 6 months to launch
  • There’s no dev kit for starting a rocket.
  • A rocket is a distributed system
  • Multiple clock domains
  • Lossy comms
  • Charles and Todd talked through some guiding principles
    • “No modes”
    • “Debug data and test data is first class data”
    • “The principle of least surprise”
    • “Boot causes no action” (powering on a system causes no action)
    • “The system is only hot under control”
    • “Only a single source of control at a time”
    • “Messages are globally unique”
    • “When you’re sending commands to subsystems, you are sending the absolute state”

Click image for link to Charles’ site with explanation

Apr 04 2022

1hr 37mins

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#583 – The Smart Grid with Paul Zawada

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This episode is brought to you by Mouser Electronics. This week we hear about Digital Therapeutics. Go to TheAmpHour.com/digitalhealth to learn more.

Welcome, Paul Zawada of Syntonous LLC!

Mar 28 2022

1hr 45mins

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#582 – The Same Wavelength

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Photo by Luan Rezende from Pexels

Mar 21 2022

1hr 8mins

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#581 – Real Time Operating Systems with Brian Amos

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Welcome, Brian Amos, author of Hands-on RTOS with Microcontrollers

Mar 14 2022

1hr 25mins

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#580 – Electrical Archeology

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Mar 07 2022

1hr 8mins

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Pretty good. Dave is not too annoying.

By gs550 - Dec 04 2017
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Chris makes up for Dave’s aggressive interruptions.

Love it Aztlan

By Aztlanpz - Aug 24 2015
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Great pod cast love it Aztlan