Blog Archives

MPEG-4 – Advanced Video Coding

Few in the industry would disagree that H.264 will likely emerge as the winning standard for video compression for the next decade. Among the alternatives that have been proposed, the H.264 standard was developed inside the entertainment industry, and it provides the best combination of bit rate (half that of MPEG-2) and high video picture …

>>Read more

Comparing DNA with Computer Software

DNA Molecule It is amazing how one small DNA molecule can determine how we will look like, how we will develop and what medical conditions we may develop. It was not known until 1950s how the DNA molecule looks like or how the information is stored. It was pretty obvious that DNA in the cells …

>>Read more

DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting

As you probably already know we will switch to digital television broadcasting (Europe is using DVB-T system, USA is using ATSC). But you probably don’t know what are the reasons and benefits of this transition. There are many important things you should be aware of. The most important is that you will still be able to use …

>>Read more

Digital Television Environment

Digital technology has been employed for more than two decades in television production and post-production systems. Digital products have been designed to operate with the same picture and sound format as their analog counterparts, but provide better signal performance (particularly after multiple recording generations) as well as powerful manipulation and editing capabilities that are impossible in …

>>Read more

Embedded Systems

ARM introduced its ARMv7 ‘Cortex’ architecture to address the future demands of embedded developers targeting the open systems, real-time embedded, and deeply embedded spaces. The ARM Cortex-M3 processor for deeply embedded applications introduces specific features to enable new microcontroller and system on chip solutions to deliver 32-bit performance within established 16-bit and even 8-bit cost and …

>>Read more

Arduino – Open-source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Apparently Arduino is an Italian name – but when you search on the Internet, you mainly find dozens of references relating to electronics and programming. What’s more, these references are often in relation to art. Electronics and art – now there’s an interesting subject that’s worth delving into! So just what exactly is Arduino? At …

>>Read more