Texas Instruments' TMS320DM644x devices offer video integration for applications ranging from videophones to automotive infotainment systems, and digital cameras to IP set-top boxes. Based on the company's DaVinci technology, the highly-integrated system-on-chip includes a DSP core and an ARM926 processor, as well video accelerators, networking peripherals and external memory storage interfaces, all tuned for video. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-514.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.