Using FPGAs for Software Radio Systems Design How-To 10/8/2002 Post a comment During the last decade, designers have used ASICs and DSPs to handle nearly all of the signal-processing functions associated with radio communications. Pentek's Rodger Hosking discusses the latest generation of FPGAs, which are so powerful that they're now displacing both ASICs and DSPs in the latest software-radio applications.
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.