(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-549). Instead of a single sensor, this thermal, infrared imaging camera employs an array of sensors called a Thermophile Focal Array (TPFA). The technique enables high resolution in a power-efficient, smaller and lighter camera for portable applications. After the sensors convert the energy to electrical signals, Analog Devices' Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor interprets the signals and assigns color scales for a visual indication of temperature. The choice of the ADSP-BF533 processor was based on the unit's industry-standard interfaces with a high-performance (greater than 600 MHz) signal-processing core. For more information on Analog Devices' Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-550.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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