ESL rolls out fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter Product News 7/2/2007 Post a comment Aimed at defense applications, Electro Standards Laboratories' (ESL) Model 4149 high speed ruggedized fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter provides typical operating speeds of 1.5-Mbits/s for RS232 to fiber conversion and 20-Mbits/s for RS485/422 to copper conversion.
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.