(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.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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