FPGA testing for DO-254 compliance Design How-To 5/22/2012 1 comment This article describes key challenges that can be encountered when verifying FPGA pin-level requirements during board-level testing under DO-254 guidelines.
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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.