MicroSystems, Inc.'sA8515 device has advanced
protection features to provide optimized viewing. It integrates a current-mode
boost converter with internal power switch and two current sinks.
boost converter can drive up to 24 LEDs at 120 mA. The two LED
current sinks can also be paralleled together to achieve LED currents up to
240 mA. This new device can operate from a single power supply from 5 to
40V. The low 720 mV regulation voltage on LED current sources reduces
power loss and improves efficiency. A comprehensive fault table is included in
the datasheet to describe the leading-edge performance and protection features
of the A8515. It also integrates a driver for an (optional) external input
A8515GLPTR-T is available in an eTSSOP-16 (LP) exposed pad package for advanced
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.