EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 31st News & Analysis 10/31/2012 Post a comment ARM, Cadence, Cortus, DcD, DisplaySearch, Elliptic, eSilicon, Forte, Imperas, Jasper, LDRA, Mentor, Proton, Space, Synopsys, Uniquify, Xilinx and XYALIS made the lineup today. See here for their news
Apple drops two senior execs News & Analysis 10/30/2012 5 comments Scott Forstall, senior vice president of Apple's iOS operating system, is one of two executives leaving the company in a structural shakeup.
Tektronix boosts PCIe 3.0 Tx/Rx automation test Product News 10/26/2012 Post a comment A new interference test set and other enhancements to Tektronix’ BERTScope bit-error-rate testers and PCI Express test software give silicon, host, and card designers a powerful automated transmitter/receiver compliance and debug platform for the PCI Express 3.0 bus standard.
NASA and WPI open robot competition News & Analysis 10/25/2012 Post a comment NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money.
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