This is an excellent overview of the methods that can be used to improve power characteristics. Going forward this will be a more and more important aspect of design and will need to be tightly integrated with capacity and timing constraints in the design software. Just don't make me deal with another set of design constraints, PLEASE. Isn't it about time to find another way to meet design objectives? Any ides out there?
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.