ChipReport.tv: A Video Podcast Highlighting New ICs and Parts
Trogdor Chris Gammell strikes again! The prolific blogger and Amp Hour co-host has announced a new video podcast: ChipReport.tv. Chip Report TV is a weekly EE hardware podcast, showcasing a handful of new ICs and devices each episode. There are lots of ways to find out about new chips, but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. This is an area which has long needed some sort of curated digest, and I’m glad Chris has taken up the challenge.
You can check out his series intro (above, top) to learn more about his goals for the series, or dive right in with the first episode (above, bottom) and learn about a few cool new parts.
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