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Minolta Dimage X: a different view on optics
5/27/2004   Post a comment
Electronics integration continues to reduce camera form-factor and cost though a clear partitioning of digital and analog functions suggests little technical or economic benefit from combining disparate functions into a common IC process. Sometimes the road less-integrated provides an optimum balance of function, design risk, and cost, particularly when it comes to mixed-signal systems, writes David Carey in this installment of Under The Hood " Analog Edition. That doesn't mean there isn't a lot
Daewoo progressive scan DVD: video commodities
5/5/2004   Post a comment
The technologies that put $50 DVD players in our homes make for an amazing story, writes David Carey in this dissection of a Korean-made DVD player. Oh look! Digital-to-analog conversion for the audio output is performed with a Cirrus Logic CS4334 and a TI dual Op Amp serves as the input buffer amplifier for the karaoke microphones. Find even more analog in this month's Under The Hood.

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