3-D architecture promises new type of PLD News & Analysis 3/1/2010 5 comments Startup Tabula made public details about its three-dimensional programmable logic architecture, which the company says will enable a new class of devices, 3PLDs, that offer the capability of an ASIC, ease of use of an FPGA and price points suitable for volume production.
Tabula tips time-share FPGA architecture Product News 3/1/2010 Post a comment Fabless FPGA startup Tabula Inc. has announced the architecture of its 3-D programmable logic devices (3PLD), which it is calling Spacetime, because it uses the temporal domain as third dimension to maximize the use of on-chip resources, thereby allowing denser logic.
Printed logic startup signs greetings card deal News & Analysis 3/1/2010 Post a comment Nano ePrint Ltd., a spin off from the University of Manchester in England, has announced that it is developing an all-printed electronic greeting card in collaboration with Novalia Ltd., to a specification provided by Hallmark subsidiary Tigerprint Ltd.
Deutsche Telekom invests in Lantiq News & Analysis 3/1/2010 Post a comment Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, the wireline spin-off from Infineon Technologies AG, has closed a "strategic investment" from T-Venture Holding GmbH, the venture capital arm of German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom AG.
SiLabs debuts wireless microcontrollers Product News 3/1/2010 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has combined its line of microcontrollers with its line of wireless transceivers to create a family of 12 wireless microcontrollers which can single handedly handle many battery operated applications.
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