Low power, IP key to sensor net success News & Analysis 6/19/2008 Post a comment Wireless sensor networks can usher in an era of ubiquitous computing if they embrace and tailor the latest Internet Protocol software stack for their ultra low power requirements, said UC Berkeley professor David Culler in an IEEE Secon keynote.
Ultra-low power MCU for energy harvesting applications News & Analysis 6/11/2008 Post a comment TI launches the MSP430Fxx-MCUs featuring 160 microAmps / MHz active power consumption which enables battery life of more than 20 years and using the MCU in energy harvesting systems. IAR is the first third party toll vendor offering comprehensive tool support with its IAR PowerPac for MSP430.
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.