Atmel buys IDT's smart metering business Design How-To 3/8/2013 Post a comment Atmel has broaden its smart energy offering with the acquisition of IDT's smart metering IC product lines. Atmel now covers from the analog front-end to the processor and communications stack.
London Calling: Forget wireless charging Blog 3/1/2013 36 comments Wireless charging; a solution looking for a problem? Or as natural as the change from wired to wireless communication? I am inclined to say forget it. Do the right thing and use a wired charger for reasons of ecology.
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.