(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-545). This intelligent, solid-state lighting system generates millions of colors and dynamic lighting effects. Powercore technology integrates power and data management directly within the fixture, eliminating the need for external power supplies. The LED-based system accepts a universal power input range from 100 to 240V ac and receives data in a Digital MultipleXed (DMX) (lighting-specific) or Ethernet protocol. Microchip's dsPIC30F2010 digital signal controller (DSC) operates all internal functions, including power factor correction, communications and driving the LEDs. In addition to controlled power-up, the DSC's integration level allows the power stages to be extremely simple and very robust. For more information on Microchip's dsPIC30F2010, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-546.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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