Actel launches VariCore programable core News & Analysis 2/15/2001 Post a comment It's become an accepted truth that to cost-effectively design a system-on-a-chip (SoC) will require embedded programmability. Yet few FPGA cores exist because it is not easy to develop one that works well and is efficient in silicon.
Programmable logic takes tough step into ASICs News & Analysis 2/15/2001 Post a comment Hybrid ASICs with programmable logic cores are about to get their first big break as Actel Corp. seeds leading foundries with programmable logic cores and as LSI Logic Corp. gears up to manufacture its first ASIC/PLD hybrids early this year.
Chameleon eyes ASIC segments with reconfigurable chip News & Analysis 2/14/2001 Post a comment Chameleon Systems Inc. is sampling its first product, a highly flexible processor that can be reconfigured remotely in the field. The company's initial target market is cellular basestations, but executives are also casting an eye on the ASIC and gate array segments, where customers require custom configurations.
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.