The RADIAS integrates a synthesizer, effecter and vocoder into a single unit. The synthesizer has 24 voices, a variety of synthesis algorithms with multiple effects, a new comb filter and wave-shaping features, as well as new formant-motion vocoding. The 16-band vocoder was among the capabilities enabled by Texas Instruments' TMS320VC5502 16-bit, fixed-point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). Korg engineers considered the 300 MHz (600 MIPS) VC5502 DSP with a core optimized for sound processing as the best choice, since it could easily implement the complex functions required in the RADIAS and it had low power consumption. For more information on Texas Instruments' TMS320VC5502 16-bit, fixed-point Digital Signal Processor.
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.