Global FDSOI ecosystem rising News & Analysis 5/24/2013 6 comments So far, STMicroelectronics has been identified as the only company tilting at the FDSOI windmill. That perception, and a lonely market landscape, are about to change.
Triangulation in automotive ultrasonic park-assist systems Design How-To 5/21/2013 2 comments Ultrasonic park assist systems use ultrasonic distance-ranging methodologies to assist the vehicle driver with back-up parking, parking spot identification, automatic parking and detection of objects in the driver's blind spots. Texas Instruments discusses the method of triangulation as a way to improve distance measurement accuracy.
FDSOI gains three design wins Design How-To 5/16/2013 7 comments ST claims three design wins for its fully-depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process; a move that could draw out support from EDA software and IP providers.
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.