SoC Embedded Software Needs a Low-Power Perspective Design How-To 10/1/2002 Post a comment System integration and device portability have made designing for minimum power as important as clock speed and bandwidth for many chips. TechOnLine's Jim Lipman explains why he feels that low-power design, integrated into the methodologies and tools of chip hardware designers, is not in the mind-set of most designers of embedded-software for SoCs.
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.