It's really not strange at all when you look at Mentor's existing embedded products. Mentor has been talking for years about getting more involved in the "adjacent" automotive electronics market. And Mentor is pretty involved now. The company's offerings for the automotive sector are broad and deep.
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.