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.†
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
A customer who was thermal printing strip steel had a problem: When the strip's speed increased, the thermo printer would catch fire. When he set a flame to a piece of the strip, he couldn't get it to burn. What was the problem?