(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-543). To determine the composition of solid materials, Innov-X uses X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) in its portable X-ray system. The technique measures energy or wavelength emissions and processes the pulse data using Analog Devices' ADSP-BF533 Blackfin DSP to match specific elements on the periodic table. Innov-X chose the ADSP-BF533 for its combined signal and control processing capabilities, as well as other integrated features. The application uses the single chip's high-speed Parallel Peripheral Interface (PPI) and Direct Memory Access (DMA) controllers to transfer high-speed data to on-chip memory. For more information on Analog Devices' ADSP-BF533 Blackfin processor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-544.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.