These guides are used for backlighting displays in a number of applications from digital still camera and camcorder microdisplays to Gen 3 mobile phone displays to desktop monitors. Brighter than other LED-based backlighting systems, they come in sizes from 0.24-inch diagonal to 15.4-inch diagonal, in single LED monochrome, bi-color or tri-color backlights. The MicroLens pixel-based light extraction technology makes the LEDs brighter, crisper, and as thin as 0.60 mm or smaller. They only consume about 1-20 mA @ 3.5V, and are about 80-85 percent uniform on average. Mechanical holding features can either be built into the backlight or onto a custom-designed backlight frame. Prices vary, but simple single-LED backlights can cost as little as $1 or less in quantity.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.