Our SoC/ASIC is targeted at a high performance electromechanical storage device for highly cost-competitive markets. The design is fairly stable so there is no need for the experimentation which an FPGA would provide and the FPGA is too costly in performance and dollars to include in mass production. But our early prototypes did use FPGA's.
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.