Getting close to Anil Kumble’s Test wicket record would be nice: R Ashwin

first_imgHe may not be turning out for India in the one day internationals at this point in time, but off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is only too keen to better his craft in the hope of snaring 618 Test wicketsThe Gulf News quoted Ashwin, as saying, “I am a big fan of Anil Kumble and he has got 619 wickets. If I get to 618 wickets, I will be very thankful too and, and if I get to 618, that will be my last Test match.”He also had a few good words to say about Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.”Rangana Herath is one of my role models. I think he is a fabulous bowler. He just overcomes limitations every single day. Age does wear the body out over a period of time. As far as Herath is concerned, he just keeps proving that he is a champion cricketer and he can use pressure to his good advantage. That is exactly what he did on the final day of the first Test(against Pakistan).” Ashwin added.Ashwin has so far taken 292 Test scalps at an average of 25.26 and with a strike rate of 52.4. He has also bagged 150 one-day wickets at 32.91.As far as his non-selection fro India in the one-day internationals was concerned, Ashwin said, “I don’t have an answer to that because resting [a player] and making decisions are definitely not something that I can comment on.”He said that selection matters he was not the person in charge or the one responsible for that decision.advertisementHe said that every day is about being better than what you have been previously.”I am definitely focused on developing every single day and becoming a better cricketer because that is the only thing that will last. Tomorrow, if I am given an opportunity, I should be the best I can be and probably even the better than the best that I can be,” he said.last_img read more

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Raspberry Pi finds growing application in professional development projects

first_img Continue Reading Previous DFI: credit card sized fanless embedded systemNext ARCCORE becomes a part of Vector For more in-depth information on applying the Raspberry Pi in commercial applications, check out these other articles in this AspenCore Special Project: Raspberry Pi Quietly Entering Professional Service — The Raspberry Pi’s combination of computer power and low cost has been attracting the interest of professional designers looking for quicker solutions to complex applications.Beginner’s Guide to Sensor Interfacing — PIC, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi: If you can work with these three types of systems, then you can connect with just about anything.Design solutions: Latest MEMS and Sensor signal conditioning architectures — Signal conditioning options include not only analog operational amplifier solutions but discrete transistor, data converter, microcontroller, and algorithm-based solutions as well.Tip of the HAT to the RasPi — A Discussion on the Pi HAT Hardware Specification — The most versatile and powerful way of adding hardware functionality to the Raspberry Pi is to give it a HAT. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Last year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation delivered the third model of its professional-grade Raspberry Pi board. The Compute Module 3 (CM3) is a testament to the accelerating use of the commercial-grade version of the board in a broad cross-section of products that range from industrial automation and control to consumer electronics.You might not have heard about this widespread adoption, however. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is restrictive about the use of the Raspberry Pi trademark  in commercial marketing and promotion. Meanwhile, many companies consider their use of Pi to be competitive information and decline to talk about it. Consequently, professional applications of Raspberry Pi tend to remain unpublicized. However, there are certainly hundreds of examples, and maybe thousands, with more coming. The Raspberry Pi Foundation said that roughly one-third of the Pis that it sells go to commercial applications.Raspberry Pi resellers are seeing increased demand as well. “In a given month, the Compute Module will be 5% to 10% of our Raspberry Pi sales,” said Peter Wenzel, global director of Raspberry Pi products at element 14, one of the leading purveyors of Raspberry Pi products. “It’s growing, and we can’t forecast its growth enough.”Raspberry Pi was created for children to learn basic digital system design skills. The idea was to specify a basic board that would be simple but not so rudimentary as to be a toy. Raspberry Pi boards are designed to have more than adequate computation power to support a wide range of real-world applications as well as to be inexpensive and easy to use. It just so happens that those are some of the requirements for many commercial applications — so why not use it for commercial applications?At first, it wasn’t possible due to a lack of popular communications options and on-board memory, an inability to operate across the full temperature range typically specified for commercial products, and minimal flexibility for modification.All of that began to change with the introduction of the first Compute Module in 2014. It had some drawbacks for professional use, including the fact that the Broadcom chip ran a little too hot. But those drawbacks were addressed by the time CM3 was introduced in 2017. The Raspberry Pi 3 had become quite attractive for professional and/or commercial use.“So, what actually gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a significant leg up over smaller microcontroller boards? The key is the Broadcom BCM2837 — a microprocessor that has some unique advantages,” according to Nick Powers , an application marketing manager at Arrow Electronics, who evaluated the product when it came out. “The actual core is an Arm Cortex-A53, which features heaps of cache and floating-point units that help to speed up data manipulation, especially in advanced mathematics and graphics.”There are a couple of versions of the CM3. They both use Broadcom’s BCM2837 processor at up to 1.2 GHz and pack 1 GB of RAM. The standard version has 4 GB of on-board eMMC flash, while the Lite version is more stripped down, including bringing the SD card interface to the module pins so that users can connect to an eMMC or SD card of their choice, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The versions are priced at $30 and $25, respectively.Newark element14 (a subsidiary of Premier Farnell) sells the boards as specified by Raspberry Pi and also creates variations. Its most recent is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ , built on a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit processor running at 1.4 GHz and featuring wireless connectivity (IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2) and better thermal management, among other changes. Model Bs are standard products, but the company will also build custom variations specified by customers. Wenzel said that Newark element14 has the only license to do that. Newark element14 recently began marketing a development kit as well.The combination of technical merits and low price make the CM3 attractive, but sometimes it’s just the ease of use. Because it’s so easy to use, explained Wenzel, it’s often considered for projects that need to be completed quickly. One of the 10 largest banks in the U.S. chose Raspberry Pi for precisely that reason when it wanted to upgrade its ATMs to support a new feature. Wenzel declined to identify the bank in part because it ultimately decided against the upgrade for business and not for technical reasons.Raspberry Pi was invented for kids, and even if there is a version aimed at professionals, it’s a bit of disservice to not describe the range of applications as fun bordering on bonkers.The survey of commercial uses of Raspberry Pi that follows includes examples provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Newark element14, Comfile Technology, and Kunbus. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT last_img read more

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first_img After. [Photo & Text: sa] Dave Tollas and crew are working on the preparation. [Photo & Text: sa] May 28, 2004 The work area in the Arcosanti foundry apse is readied for some needed improvements. [Photo & Text: sa Crews from several departments are ready to help. The concrete has to be wheeled to the level below the foundry and handed up in buckets. [Photo & Text: sa] Three pillars will support the extended work area. John Spinner and Gabriel Hendrix. [Photo & Text: sa] Bucket brigade. Many hands make the task possible and fun. [Photo & Text: sa] After the pour, tired, yet exuberant. [Photo & Text: sa] Before. [Photo & Text: sa] Thanks to ongoing maintenance by Dave Tollas, the trusty old concrete truck continues to be of great help. [Photo & Text: sa] last_img read more

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Rep Calley hosts summer reading contest for area kids

first_img Categories: Calley News 25Jun Rep. Calley hosts summer reading contest for area kids State Rep. Julie Calley announced today she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for children first through fifth grade in Barry and Ionia counties. Rep. Calley, of Portland, has teamed up with several libraries in the area for the contest.Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. The titles of completed books and number of pages read can be recorded on a bookmark provided to the libraries by Rep. Calley or downloaded and printed from her website. Readers must submit the bookmarks in the contest box at the listed local libraries or mail them to Rep. Calley’s office by Sept. 1 to be eligible to win. The winners, along with their family members, will be welcomed as guests of Rep. Calley at the state Capitol to be a Legislator for the Day.“The Legislator for a Day program received really positive reviews from participants last year,” Rep. Calley said. “The students and their families enjoyed the experience, and it was an honor to reward their outstanding efforts.”Libraries taking part in the contest include:Clarksville Area Library, ClarksvilleDelton District Library, DeltonFreeport District Library, FreeportGW Spindler Memorial Library, WoodlandPortland District Library, PortlandSaranac Public Library, SaranacThornapple Kellogg Community Library, Middlevillelast_img read more

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Madagascan digital terrestrial TV operator Bluelin

first_imgMadagascan digital terrestrial TV operator Blueline has partnered with Sweden-based Cryptoguard for content security.Blueline will replace its existing conditional access security system with Cryptoguard’s CAS service, making it the first African DTT operator to use Cryptoguard.Blueline CEO Damien Lamberterie said that Cryptoguard would “strengthen the security of content” and would offer a better customer experience to subscribers. He added that the firm chose Cryptoguard for its “reliability, power and manageability.”“Blueline is an ideal customer since we have designed our system to suit even small and medium sized operators with a limited budget,” said CryptoGuard sales director Jesper Stal.Cryptoguard will be exhibiting at ANGA COM on Stand G35, Hall 10.2.last_img read more

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