Engineers looking to embed secure WiFi networking capabilities into their devices can get a turnkey solution — from a programmable, dedicated co-processor to a full TCP/IP stack and Windows development software — with MatchPort b/g Pro/MPP3002000G-01 from Lantronix Inc. MatchPort b/g Pro manages wireless connectivity and Web services, allowing engineers to network-enable devices like medical equipment or access command panels, for example, simply by embedding the co-processor into their designs. Because the package is turnkey, engineers don't need extensive knowledge in wireless device drivers, configuration or wireless chip sets, allowing them to spend more time on their core competencies while minimizing engineering risk and increasing time to market.
Have a need to showcase large assembly CAD models or simulations to a group and don't want to invest in costly plasma or LED displays? AccelerOptics LLC's XLV-100 digital display is engineered to deliver plasma-like performance in brightly lit public spaces using front projection technology. The 100-inch digital display weighs in at 65 lb, making it more lightweight than most 100-inch plasma displays, which are closer to 500 lb. The multi-patented, micro-structured surface rejects ambient light (reducing glare) while capturing and redistributing the projected light to a defined viewing area in order to create a digital image with superior contrast, officials say.
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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