Smaller cells will be in huge demand in crowded areas with large traffic, Freescale had rightly pitched the market need and has come up with a very good solution. But at the same time they will have to convince equipment manufactures to used their chip as compared to other chipsets, also miniaturization is not must at chip level as base stations are not like the mobile phones that strictly need to be smaller.
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.