Airline delays and high fuel prices are boosting interest in video conferencing, but the technology still lacks the realism some users want. Polycom Inc. is addressing sound quality with its SoundStructure, an installed audio system that delivers remarkable sound clarity and full stereo echo cancellation ideal for conference rooms, classrooms, meetings and other environments.
SoundStructure applications use a host of DSP-intensive audio processing algorithms like acoustic echo cancellation, automatic gain control, dynamics processing, equalization, noise cancellation and audio mixing. Texas Instruments' TMS320C6727 DSP handles these tasks, with extra attention focused on noise cancellation and 22 kHz wide band stereo acoustic echo cancellation.†
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.