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Content posted in May 2012
Part V:  Planning for the Road Ahead & Future Enhancements
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5/25/2012  280 comments
While getting the current product out now is important, neglecting to look into the future now could cause problems later on. You'll learn how to balance a long-term vision of the desired direction with the immediate needs of getting a product out the door.
Part IV: Looking for & Avoiding Problems in Interface Design
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5/24/2012  308 comments
In this session, you'll learn about the benefits of proactively looking for potential problems and also get some pointers on how to design and build robust solutions with fewer problems.
Part III: Hardware & Software Sharing Responsibilities
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5/23/2012  345 comments
In this session, you'll learn how both software and hardware can play an important role in sharing responsibilities for a balanced and efficient operation, and how you can potentially cut time-to-market.
Part II: Methodologies of Successful Collaboration & Standards
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5/22/2012  343 comments
In this session, you'll learn principles developed for the interface between hardware and software that will increase the development success rate of embedded systems.
Introduction: 7 Basic Principles of Interface Design
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5/21/2012  389 comments
In this session, you'll learn principles developed for the interface between hardware and software that will increase the development success rate of embedded systems.
Part V: Networked Lighting in Support of Intelligent, Green Buildings
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5/11/2012  332 comments
This session will cover the overall topology and controls of Intelligent Buildings and also discuss how networked LED systems fit into the picture.
Part IV: Understanding Cutting-Edge Displays (AMOEDs, OLEDs & LCDs)
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5/10/2012  245 comments
This class will provide a survey of emerging display technologies related to LEDs and their respective market segments.
Part III: Lighting Control & Energy Management (Including PLC & IP-Based Smart Lighting)
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5/9/2012  269 comments
This class will give an overview and comparison of Power Line Communication versus IP-based Smart Lighting systems. We'll conclude with a survey of implemented systems.
Part II: Getting Ready for High Brightness LEDs & the Light-Enabled View of Tomorrow
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5/8/2012  315 comments
LEDs are a fundamentally new class of lighting devices. In this class, you'll learn about their strengths and weaknesses: lighting quality, driver limitations, lifetime factors, and how to compare product specs.
Introduction: Introduction to Voltage & Current Control Electronics for LEDs
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5/7/2012  397 comments
In our intro session, you'll learn how to power an LED, how switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) work, and we'll also cover different types of SMPS and examples of implementation.




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