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.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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