National Semiconductor Corp.'s AVC2510 is a dual-channel video converter that accepts PC graphics, as well as standard- and high-definition digital video inputs and processes them to produce an output in any standard video format up to 1080p resolution with a 60-Hz frame rate. A suite of QuietVideo processing technologies, including 3D noise reduction and de-interlacing, as well as contrast enhancing and color re-mapping, enable optimum image rendering. Applications include digital televisions, audio-video receivers, and video processing boxes, among others. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-513.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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