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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.