NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal
and image processing solutions.
The Explorer 16 (part # DM240001) is a low-cost, efficient development board for evaluating the features and performance of Microchip's new 16-bit PIC24 microcontroller and dsPIC33 digital signal
processing technology was first used in hearing aids in 1987 but the technology took nearly a decade to revolutionize the hearing aid industry.
Microchip coined the Digital Signal
Controller (DSC) term with the introduction of the dsPIC30 DSC family.
TI's leadership in digital signal
processor market is a great window of opportunity for eInfochips to work with TI's OEM customers.
By adapting the open-source Speex audio compression format, we are providing dsPIC DSC users with low-cost, high-quality compression capability from the open source free software community," said Sumit Mitra, vice president of Microchip's Digital Signal
The pact, signed by the Federal Communications Commission and Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, clears the way for KABC (Channel 7), KNBC (Channel 4) and KTLA (Channel 5) to begin broadcasting digital signals in November along with 21 other stations in top 10 markets around the country.
The federal government's timetable calls for the nation's 1,600 TV stations to begin airing digital signals on a new channel and stop using analog channels by 2006.
Further complicating the picture is the contention by cable TV companies that they don't have room for digital signals.
New digital TVs and converter boxes that allow current TVs to receive digital signals may hit store shelves by next spring.
Some of these benefits are already available with small-dish satellite TV systems that receive digital signals.
Digital data expands TV choices because computers can compress digital signals.