X-Digital's MSL384 Satellite Receiver streams digital audio to hotels and apartment complexes requires digital processing with high density and low power. By converting digital satellite signals to FM analog signals, X-Digital's satellite receiver allows reception by standard consumer audio receivers. X-Digital's engineers chose Analog Devices' ADSP-BF531 Blackfin processor for high-density MPEG 1 Layer 2 Audio decoding. Since each processor handles eight MPEG 1 Layer 2 Audio streams and has a Visual DSP++ 4.0 kernel, it can process multiple digital audio signals. With this capability, the satellite receiver avoids the need to install a satellite dish for every room or apartment.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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