Hitachi Wooo D Digital Video Recorder Features up to 1 terabyte (TB) of media storage and the ability to record in Hi-Vision (a Japanese high-definition format), this DVR allows consumers to automatically select and play back key highlights from recorded video. Highlighting material on a recording is possible based on changes to audio and video outputs such as an increase in sound or a variation in the brightness or color distribution. To handle the audio and video processing and interface with the host storage device, Hitachi engineers chose Analog Devices' Blackfin processor technology. The ADSP-BF531 processor operates at speeds up to 400 MHz.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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