There's no end to the entertainment options available for those who don't want to leave the house. Yamaha's RX-V563 digital home theater receiver offers 1080p-compatible HDMI switching, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility, and sound-optimizing Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer technology, along with improved CINEMA DSP technology. Optional accessories include wireless Bluetooth audio play back, iPod compatibility, four system-configuring SCENE modes and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) repeater capability. It employs Analog Devices' Blackfin DSP IC, as well as three chips from ADI's Advantiv TV chipset.
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?
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.