IEDM: I've got an app for that Blog 11/30/2011 2 comments Anyone that has attended a big technical conference, such as the International Electron Devices Meeting, which opens on Monday Dec. 5, in Washington DC, knows that selecting which papers to attend can be a difficult process.
If it’s not an iPad, is Vanity Fair? Blog 11/28/2011 25 comments Most people in the electronics industry today are aware of the revolutionary job they’ve done in developing technology that has changed forever the way we live. But are they ready to take full responsibility for it?
Interference-cost tradeoffs and cheating Blog 11/13/2011 13 comments I’ve been following the excellent series on EMC by the gurus at Kimmel-Gerke Associates. Every engineer should have their materials close to hand when designing any kind of electronic equipment.
Travel Nightmares: You Solja? Blog 11/7/2011 1 comment Business travel can have it perks but at the same time we see our share of troubles. They always seemed to be the stories that attraction most attention at the water cooler…
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