Any host microcontroller, embedded device or USB serial port-using PC can use this adapter to display text characters and graphics patterns. Its 15-pin DIN connector hooks up to any monitor, including LCDs, and offers 64-256 colors. It can display standard built-in 128-character ASCII characters (fonts in 5 x 7 or 8 x 8 format) in a resolution of 256 x 200 pixels up to 640 x 480 (VGA), and can take 64 user-defined 8 x 8-bitmapped characters. It comes with a USB, TTL or RS-232 serial interface with auto baud rate detection for 300-115.2K baud.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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