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.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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