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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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