Notes from ESC's great debate Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/29/2010 Post a comment One Embedded Systems Conference event that definitely lived up to its billing was the debate between Jim Turley and Clive "Max" Maxfield about embedded versus discrete processors. The event was, as advertised, both entertaining and informative.
A fork in the road to 28-nm FPGAs Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/22/2010 Post a comment Xilinx and Altera may both be using TSMC for manufacturing at the 28-nm node, but the two companies have selected different manufacturing processes, at least for high-end products.
NetFPGA design contest Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/7/2010 Post a comment Stanford University's NetFPGA program is holding a design contest, asking design teams to produce a working implementation employing any hardware and software design methodology and targeting the NetFPGA development platform.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.