MPLS Benchmarks Define Net Processor Performance News & Analysis 6/1/2003 Post a comment Network processor vendors are lining up to claim performance pre-eminence when running the MPLS forwarding scheme. Fortunately, the Network Processing Forum's new "black box" MPLS benchmarks are already in place to level the playing field and return the real-world processor performance data that designers need.
Actel Unveils Space FPGA Family News & Analysis 6/1/2003 Post a comment The hi-rel business segment accounts for nearly one-third of Actel's total revenues. This segment includes space, military/aero, and automotive. Last month, Actel announced that it is pursuing the automotive electronics markets with the introduction of a group of extended-temperature-range devices (see Actel Goes After Auto Market). Designers of hi-rel equipment are attracted to Actel's antifuse FPGAs since
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.