The 68K Rides Again News & Analysis 5/19/2000 Post a comment "I hate to keep talking about the 68K, but but the 68K was a classy architecture," says DSPnet site director Ray Weiss. Choices made by the 68K design team are still viable, even with today's higher silicon densities and fast clock speeds.
21st Century Processor Standards News & Analysis 5/19/2000 Post a comment The 68K was the quintessential 32-bit processor standard. It dominated its arena for almost 20 years. Many engineers cut their design teeth on the 68K, where designing a 68K memory system was a test of engineering manhood and ladyhood.
In-System Programmable Flash Memory for 8051 Class Microcontrollers Design How-To 5/12/2000 Post a comment Flash memory allows you to create a system that accepts software upgrades in the field. If you want to use the popular 8051 architecture, however, you have a problem. It can't write to program space, so you can't update software directly. Mark Rootz of WSI provides instructions on what you can do to bypass this limitation.
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.