As our products grow, the simulations to verify them grow exponentially. Fortunately, those new more powerful chips are now running our computers. The only way to keep ahead is to partition the design and simulate smaller blocks first. Once that is done, you can simulate the entire chip using functional models instead of full designs of the blocks. Timing analysis is still the big issue at the end of the design.
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.