Fisher-Price has put sharp Microelectronics' Blue Streak Arm 7 processor line on its road map for some electronic toys. An Arm CPU from Sharp (www.sharpsma.com/sma/products/MCUSoC.htm) is used in the Pixter Color Digital Creativity System (www.fisher-price.com/us/pixter/) now on the market to replace an 8-bit chip in previous generations. LCD controllers are among the cores that help make the processor suitable for toy development.
Halloween isn’t just a time for creative costumes. Thanks to the element14 online design community, the holiday this year also brings us a number of creative electronic device design ideas aimed at making your Halloween party a unique experience.
On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama gave a major speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, announcing that the US would send astronauts to Mars by the mid-2030s. But in order to do so, NASA would first need to ramp up its capabilities through missions directed toward "a series of increasingly demanding targets," i.e. asteroids.
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