Hoping to help jump-start the move to HD Radio, Visteon Corp. is offering HD Jump, a portable radio that docks in automotive and home settings. It brings the clarity of Ibiquity’s digital technology, now being broadcast by more than 1,000 radio stations. An ARM processor from STMicroelectronics, augmented with a Texas Instruments DSP chip that utilizes Visteon’s Mach DSP technology, handles music processing while also offering song title and artist information. The automotive cradle includes an MP3 jack, giving owners of older cars many of the infotainment selections of new high-end vehicles.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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