IPC reactivates lead-free solder issue Product News 9/18/2003 Post a comment In the belief that a proactive approach is the best way to take the lead out, the Solder Products Value Council of IPC (previously the Institute of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) has just released the first of two white papers on lead-free alloys.
Operating System Wars: Coming to a Power IC Near You News & Analysis 9/16/2003 Post a comment The advent of Digitally-Controlled Power (DCP) in electronic equipment promises to bring the flexibility of software programmability to the traditionally hard-wired world of analog power control ICs and subsystems. However, the ascendance of DCP also could spur a battle over power Operating Systems reminiscent of the market fight between Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS. iSuppli analyst Gary Vick has these insights.
Power, thermal management unite Product News 9/11/2003 Post a comment In yet another variation of the one-stop shop, power supply vendors are increasingly taking the first steps toward developing their own brand of standalone cooling products at the systems level.
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.