Pico-projectors are getting smaller, but they're projecting sharp high resolution images as large as 60 inches. 3MTM recently unveiled the MM200 Mobile Projection Engine, which uses less than 1W of LED power to project a 15-inch image in a normally lighted room or up to 60 inch in a darkened room. The battery-operated module, which is only 10-mm thick, is based on an imager from Displaytech® that generates 360 color fields per second over a temperature range of -10 to 70C. 3MTM also makes a line of MPro Professional Projectors, which are shrinking the size of projection systems.
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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