Available on Digi-Key’s global websites (Digi-Key part number 681-1016-ND), the Color Starter Kit (MSRP $599) is being offered at a special introductory price of USD$299.
Developed as an antidote to costly and cumbersome GUI development tools, Amulet’s new kit enables OEMs to quickly and cost effectively meet customer demand for sophisticated and appealing graphical displays in such products as home appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices and automobiles. The kit provides everything needed to create and drive color-rich GUI displays. Features include:
480 x 272 TFD LCD - 16:9 (wide aspect ratio) display with white LED backlight, integrated resistive touch panel.
Amulet AGB75LC04-QU-E (208-pin) Graphical OS Chip.
Electronic interface options on demo - USB 2.0, RS232, 3.3v UART.
Royalty-free graphical operating system/
Onboard memory - 32 megabit serial Flash for storing micro HTMLTM GUI pages, 64-megabit SDRAM (frame buffer).
Touch panel controller - built into graphical OS chip.
Color supported - up to 24-bit (8-bit red, 8-bit blue, 8-bit green) + alpha channel (8-bit opacity control and anti-aliasing).
Graphics supported - PNG, GIF, JPEG
Backlight control - PWM built into graphical OS chip. Backlight can be controlled via the touch panel or HTML command.
Supports Unicode - foreign language characters set.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.