Mature Design Tools Move MEMS into the Mainstream News & Analysis 9/1/2005 Post a comment Because MEMS structures can deliver new features and capabilities in high-volume consumer products, electronics engineers are increasingly being confronted with a new opportunity and challenge: Designing their own MEMS. Learning the intricacies of MEMS design has, in the past, presented a major obstacle to design teams. That is quickly changingbut, explains Jack Shandle, there are still a few pitfalls that must be avoided.
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.