NXP General Manager said that NXP has been in the market with Cortex-M3 microcontrollers since October 2008. In reality, different NXP sources confirmed that no parts will available before Q3 2009. Which one is the truth? Did anybody actually see a real working part yet?
ARM stresses the importance of code-compatibility and development infrastructure for its Cortex-M0, but it was not first with a 12,000 gate processor core. XAP compact processor cores, offered by Cambridge Consultants since the mid-1990s, are present in more than one billion chips, the company claims. XAP versus Cortex-M0 what do you think?
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.