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.
Siemens and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have achieved a faster production process based on selective laser melting for speeding up the prototyping of big, complex metal parts in gas turbine engines.
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