4U chassis meets VITA 31.1 spec Product News 4/13/2006 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. develops a 4U VITA 31.1 chassis for Gigabit Ethernet applications. The Type 15 chassis features an 8-slot Dual Star backplane that conforms to the VITA 31.1 specification.
Motor eval kit targets instrumentation Product News 4/13/2006 Post a comment New Scale Technologies offers the SQ-100N SQUIGGLE motor evaluation kit for designers of laser systems, microscopes, medical and laboratory equipment, and other scientific instruments.
Wedge brake design boosts by-wire stopping performance Design How-To 4/6/2006 Post a comment Intelligently controlled electronic brake converts vehicle kinetic energy directly into braking energy, is faster than hydraulic brakes, requires only 10% the energy to operate, and eliminating hydraulic lines and controllers lowers system weight.
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.