Interesting to read about the blurring of the tool/IP boundary. We see this happening in a big way in our offering (ART). Complex IP has to include tools that allow the user to configure that IP and generate/have models to use in system verification. When the IP is dynamically reconfigurable this becomes even more important.
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.