Transceiver cuts external parts Product News 2/12/2001 Post a comment A new RS-232-compliant serial transceiver from Sipex Corp. offers a logic select feature that programs the device's TTL input/output signals for operation in mixed logic systems, thus eliminating the need for external level shifters, such as low-dropout linear regulators.
9-Mbit, dual-port RAM targets comms buffering Product News 2/12/2001 Post a comment A 9-Mbit, dual-port RAM from Cypress Semiconductor can buffer large packets of data in two independent clock domains and provide simultaneous read and write access to any of its memory cells from either of its two ports.
Ramtron 3-V FRAM races past E2PROM write times Product News 2/12/2001 Post a comment Ramtron International Corp. is sampling a 3-volt ferroelectric RAM that's said to offer write speeds 280 times faster than those of serial E2PROM, with which it is pin-compatible. The FM24CL16 is the first in a planned line of devices.
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.