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.
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
People who want to take advantage of solar energy in their homes no longer need to install a bolt-on solar-panel system atop their houses -- they can integrate solar-energy-harvesting shingles directing into an existing or new roof instead.
Kaspersky Labs indicated at its February meeting that cyber attacks are far more sophisticated than previous thought. It turns out even air-gapping (disconnecting computers from the Internet to protect against cyber intrusion) isn’t a foolproof way to avoid getting hacked. And Kaspersky implied the NSA is the smartest attacker.
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.