Neonode N1m (http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-541). This mobile phone is also a digital camera, video player and MP3 player with an unusual human machine interface . To get a large display for graphics in a 88 × 52 × 21-mm form factor, Neonode engineers used touch-screen technology to provide an on-screen keyboard eliminating the traditional keyboard. Designed for one-hand navigation, a thumb sweeping over and tapping the screen easily accesses all the features. USB connectivity allows videos to be transferred from a computer to the unit's 1 Gbyte SD Card memory. Power management circuitry in the unit boosts the Li-ion battery's voltage to the level required by the display and the backlight.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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