Managing design data – consider the whole product Blog 10/7/2010 4 comments "The product, the whole product, and nothing but the product," outlines Rob Evans of Altium. Here, he recommends to approach electronics in a more interactive way that focuses on the real end result – a complete product.
Microchip microncontroller product directions Blog 10/6/2010 9 comments Microchip plans extensions to its 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontroller lines in the coming months that will, among other things, integrate more analog functions, continue to fight the good fight on stand-by leakage, and boost performance.
To emulate or prototype? Blog 10/4/2010 9 comments In my last blog I talked about debugging a design within an FPGA. This week I want to turn the tables completely and talk about using FPGAs as a way to verify ASICs.
I LOVE my new Android mobile phone! Blog 10/4/2010 19 comments After struggling along with my old mobile phone for several years, I finally took the plunge and purchased a Droid Incredible by HTC, and I am DELIGHTED with the result.
All sorts of *Stuff* (good and bad) Blog 10/1/2010 3 comments Here are a bunch of items that recently caught my eye, from computer worms to a new way to tie your shoelaces to Mark Twain to nanotechnology to ... the mind boggles!
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times