The Archos 604 provides video performance across multiple coding standards and has one of the brightest screens in the industry with more than 16 million colors. Texas Instruments' DaVinci technology-based media processor provides the audio, video, imaging and system control functionality for the Portable Media Player (PMP), while offering reduced power consumption. The dual-core processor consists of an ARM9 and TMS320C64x+ Digital Signal Processor (DSP) core plus video/imaging co-processors. The unit's media processing peripherals include a high-speed USB 2.0, a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) interface, on-screen display capabilities and a liquid crystal display (LCD) interface.
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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.