Spectrum rolls out PCIe instrumentation platform Product News 6/20/2013 Post a comment German manufacturer Spectrum has released the M4i.445x-x8, the first card in its M4i series of high-speed PCI Express digitizers capable of delivering a synchronous sampling speed of 500 Msamples/s with 14-bit A/D resolution.
Rohde & Schwarz doubles signal analyzer bandwidth Product News 6/20/2013 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz has extended the analysis bandwidth of its high-end FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from 160 MHz to 320 MHz, allowing the instrument to be used in a variety of applications related to wideband digital communications and radar systems.
TI 12-bit ADCs handle up to 900 Msamples/s Product News 6/13/2013 Post a comment Comprising six single-channel and dual-channel models, Texas Instruments’ ADS5409 family of 12 bit ADCs offers sampling speeds ranging from 500 Msamples/s to 900 Msamples/s, while reducing board space requirements by 80%.
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