This 15-inch, wall-mountable LCD Panel Computer is built for factory automation, facility monitoring, machine automation and environmental monitoring. It runs on a VIA Eden 667 MHz processor mounted on a 3.5-inch embedded board, and has a 512MB memory capacity in a 144-pin SO-DIMM socket. It has a Realtek 8139 C PCI PnP Base-T Ethernet controller, and a VGA controller with up to 32 MB of shared memory handles the display. It has a 4-Wire resistive touch screen, three RS-232 ports and an optional PCMCIA slot for wireless communications. It also has a 16-bit PC/104 extension connector, onboard CompactFlash Type-1 socket, and optional 2.5-inch hard drive. It is available in North America for immediate delivery, starting at $1,500.
Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
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