Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey News & Analysis 2/27/2013 15 comments Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
Big Data streamlines fabs News & Analysis 2/25/2013 2 comments Streamlined analytics in Microsoft's structured query language cut processing time for wafer fab data at AMD by 90 percent plus boost energy efficiency 10-times at Samsung.
App developers to be given Google Glasses News & Analysis 2/20/2013 6 comments Google is developing a version of its prototype wearable computer that it will share with application developers in an effort to spread interest and create an ecosystem for the concept.
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.