Audio homing robot Audio DesignLine Blog 1/23/2008 Post a comment An autonomous sound-sensing robot developed by programmers at Cornell uses three microphones to first detect and then follow an audio source.
Solid-state relays deliver up to 32 amps Product News 1/18/2008 Post a comment Aimed at a variety of power applications including industrial controls, consumer appliances and medical equipment, Clare extends its power relay family with four DC-only devices that deliver current handling up to 32 A.
Gartner, IDC see strong '07 for PC shipments News & Analysis 1/17/2008 Post a comment Worldwide PC shipments increased by 13.4 percent last year to reach 271.2 million units according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The industry ended the year with fourth quarter PC shipments of 75.9 million units, a 13.1 percent increase from the 67.1 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Virtual tool launched for EMI shielding design News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Antenna and EMI shielding device specialist Laird Technologies has made available a web-based tool for fabric-over-foam EMI-shielding gaskets that allows engineers to configure, view and download 2D drawings and 3D models directly into their designs in all conventional CAD formats.
3U VPX backplane is customizable Product News 1/2/2008 Post a comment Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions has released its 6-slot 3U VPX Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) backplane for military and aerospace applications.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times