Though a few gamblers may disagree, security is critical for success in casinos. Statistical and Software Analysts, Inc. uses Texas Instruments’ TMS320DM642 DSP in its Casino Class Systems, which have been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. SSAI’s C-Class supports up to 4,000 cameras divided into 100 zones with as many as 250 individual users. Images are stored in a RAID system built using Seagate’s SV35 hard drives, which are optimized for video surveillance systems. Digital zoom, instant replay and image printing are among its standard features.
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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