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.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.