The digital music revolution is transforming home stereos. Denon's D-F103 CD/HDD Mini System manages digital audio files from portable devices, CD players and the Internet. It stores as many as 10,000 songs on a hard disk drive, letting consumers stash CDs away with 8-tracks. It blends audiophile-quality components with the ability to handle files recorded in many formats. The system's Ethernet connection links listeners to the Web to bring in Internet radio stations, augmenting AM and FM bands. At its core is Analog Devices Inc.'s 600 MHz Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor, which has the flexibility to let users rip CDs at 4x speed while listening to other music.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.