Thanks for the feedback. This is a new series so we were trying to judge the right level and wanted it to be accessible for all. Feedback is appreciated and we will keep this in mind for the next Back to Basics article. It's a quarterly series and the next one should appear in a few months time.
Basics, yes but I was hoping for something just a bit ahead of physics 101; how does the base board contact the heat sink; types of thermal compound vs insulating washers; variable speed fans; liquid cooling, etc. Maybe next article.
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.