ELECTRONICS: Cree Inc.’s EasyWhiteTM bins are an LED innovation that both simplifies LED system design and improves LED-to-LED color consistency. EasyWhite bins are offered in 3500K, 3000K and 2700K color temperatures and are 75 percent smaller than the ANSI C78.377 standard color regions.
Prior to this innovation, customers had to manually mix multiple LED bins to achieve consistent color points. For many LED lighting applications, such as MR-16 light bulbs, color-mixing multiple LEDs was complex and undesirable.
Cree’s multichip XLamp® MC-E LEDs are the first LEDs available in EasyWhite bins. The XLamp MC-E EasyWhite LED, at 3000 K CCT, can produce up to 560 lumens when driven at 700 mA. This single LED is an ideal replacement for 20 to 35-W halogen light bulbs in indoor lighting applications such as accent, track and pendant lighting. XLamp MC-E EasyWhite LEDs are available in sample quantities now and in production quantities with standard lead times.
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.