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.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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