XM Radio becomes even more portable with Delphi Corp.’s Premium Sound System, which transmits Satellite Radio sound transmitted seamlessly through the Delphi SKYFi3, Roady XT, MyFi and Audiovox Xpress XM receivers. The MaxxBass DSP chip from Waves Audio Ltd., an Israeli DSP provider, helps provide large-system sound, providing bass enhancement for high sound quality even at low volumes with small speakers. The PSS includes an integrated XM antenna and handle. In addition to the various XM receivers, the $179 unit can be linked to MP3 players, providing even more versatility.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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