Chips square off on Zigbee Teardown 4/5/2005 Post a comment Standards differ widely in their adoption and longevity, and 802 is one of the IEEE's most prolific standards families. IEEE 802.15.4, with Zigbee compliance, is a wireless personal-area network (WPAN) communication standard designed for "groups of unattended wireless systems in homes, offices and factories." This teardown highlights the key criteria for Zigbee market adoption and casts the spotlight on two currently available Zigbee offerings: Chipcon's CC2420 and Freescale's MC13192.
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.