Logic goes straight on power chip News & Analysis 12/1/2000 Post a comment US-based Power semiconductor company Ixys has been awarded a patent in the US for a technology that will let it put logic chips directly on to high-power semiconductors.
IP core handles soft errors News & Analysis 12/1/2000 Post a comment Iroc Technologies has developed what it reckons is the first intellectual property (IP) core to handle soft errors caused by alpha radiation.
Temperature pushed to 250° on memory News & Analysis 12/1/2000 Post a comment Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronics Circuits (Fraunhofer-IMS) in Germany have developed a CMOS chip capable of operating in temperatures up to 250°C. Conventional circuits fail at about 125°C.
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.