Chris Gammell and Dave Jones' voices span the chasm of thousands of miles each and every week to speak to each other and industry experts about where the field of electronics is moving. Whether it be a late breaking story about a large semiconductor manufacturer, a new piece of must-have test equipment or just talking through recent issues with their circuit designs, Chris and Dave try to make electronics more accessible for the listeners. Most importantly, they try and make the field of electronics more fun. Guests range from advanced hobbyists working on exciting new projects up through C-level executives at a variety of relevant and innovative companies. Tune in to learn more about electronics and then join the conversation! Visit The Amp Hour website for our back catalog of 150+ episodes.
Scott Miller of Dragon Innovation returns to The Amp Hour after 7 years. He and Chris talk about how manufacturing continues to evolve and how Dragon is creating a "product as a service" company inside of their larger distributor parent company.
Chris talks with an ailing Dave about how to specify battery packs, why electronics engineers should stay out of mechanical design and improving design by thinking about manufacturing early in the design cycle.
Pete Bevelacqua joins Chris to talk about antenna design and testing at companies like Apple, Boeing and Nest. Pete reviews what is required to take a design from an initial sketch all the way through FCC testing and deployment to the field.