The aftermarket provides a great way to add options that were too expensive or didn't exist when a car was new. Sanyo Electric Co.'s CCA-BC200 Automotive Rear View Backup Camera System, the first aftermarket rearview system, provides accurate images, letting drivers see what is in their path during back-up maneuvers. Altera Corp.'s Cyclone II FPGAs and embedded Nios II processor minimize distortion in wide-angle views and hard-to-interpret perspectives. A single Nios II core can replace two standard DSP chips, reducing size and cost while providing real-time processing for transforming, filtering, smoothing and blending algorithms.
Everyone has had the experience of trying to scrape the last of the peanut butter or mayonnaise from the bottom of a glass jar without getting your hand sticky. Inventor Ron Jidmar thinks he has a solution to all of that nonsense with a flexible jar design that can be squeezed with one hand to lift contents from the bottom to the top of a jar or container, leaving the other hand free to scoop the contents out cleanly.
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