Toshiba America Electronics Components Inc. has developed a new color active-matrix thin-film transistor liquid crystal display module lineup for industrial applications that incorporates long-life LED backlighting systems. The modules were designed for a broad range of industrial applications, including test and measuring equipment, medical equipment and portable handheld computing devices.
The LED-based backlighting systems provide an average backlight lifetime of 70,000 hours or approximately 80 years of continuous operation. The systems provide a number of environmentally friendly characteristics. They are low in power consumption and mercury-free. The LED backlight displays also do not require the high-voltage and high-frequency circuits to control luminance, thus enabling a high level of flexibility in system design in terms of safety and electro-magnetic interference compensation.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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