(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.
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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