High-definition video cameras are broadening their reach, replacing portable cameras used for field reporting. Panasonic's P2 HD Professional-Broadcast High-Definition Camera-Recorders are compact and lightweight, providing superior mobility. They also store images on high-density Flash memory storage instead of traditional tapes, simplifying field production and editing while increasing mechanical reliability. Altera Corp.'s Cyclone III FPGAs handle HD video processing, interfacing to P2 memory cards and LCD display control. That line is used because it has high ratios of memory-to-logic and DSP-to-logic.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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