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July 14, 2014 4:31 pm
Chris Warner, Executive Editor
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest consumer of energy in the United States. Much of that energy is consumed in harsh environments to power tanks, armored vehicles, fighter jets, generators, small hospitals, command outposts and operations centers out in the field. All of these applications are critical....
July 14, 2014 4:46 pm
John Phillips, Senior Manager, Product Management, Pleora Technologies
Vision systems are playing an increasingly important role on the battlefield. Prized for their ability to improve surveillance while keeping troops out of harm’s way, these systems are becoming the vital electronic “eyes” in a growing range of military operations....
July 11, 2014 4:00 pm
By Carlos Lopez, Strategic Marketing Manager for Pico Products, Texas Instruments DLP
Over the last few years, millions of products incorporating pico projection have shipped, and developers are innovating new applications for this rapidly growing display category. Ideal applications for pico projection include near eye display, interactive digital signage, head mounted display, ultra short throw (UST) TV, standalone portable projectors and embedded projection in smartphones, tablets and laptops.
June 27, 2014 2:49 pm
Carlos Lopez, Strategic Marketing Manager for Pico Products at Texas Instruments DLP
Over the last few years, millions of products incorporating pico projection have shipped, and developers are innovating new applications for this rapidly growing display category. Ideal applications for pico projection include near eye display, interactive digital signage, head mounted display, ultra short throw (UST) TV, standalone portable projectors and embedded projection in smartphones, tablets and laptops.
June 23, 2014 3:53 pm
Abhishek Gupta & Saranjit Gupta, Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
USB 3.0 is becoming one of the most promising interfaces for camera-based commercial applications as well as industrial and medical imaging. All of the leading camera manufacturers in the vision and imaging market, including Basler, Ximea, IDS Imaging, and Lumenera, have introduced USB 3.0-based cameras....
June 17, 2014 12:25 pm
Dr. Conal Watterson, Sr. Applications Engineer, Analog Devices
Controller Area Network (CAN), standardized under ISO 11898, is widely used in industrial and automotive applications. CAN protocols such as DeviceNet or CANOpen rely on the built-in error checking and differential signaling. Galvanic isolation can further enhance robustness....
June 12, 2014 4:52 pm
Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs, www.hillcrestlabs.com
TVs have long been at the center of the video game industry. From first person point-and-shoots to family-friendly tennis matches and high-speed racing games, game consoles connected to TVs have dominated the gaming scene for decades. This has changed now that smartphones and tablets have become gaming platforms....
June 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Chris Warner, Executive Editor
Playing a slot machine is more than just pulling the arm or pressing a button. Today’s slot machine manufacturers are incorporating more immersive, interactive features such as vivid, 4K displays with high-end graphics and animation, games based on tie-ins with popular entertainment brands from movies to game shows ...
June 12, 2014 3:28 pm
Bert Bergner, Principal Engineer, Advanced Development Infotainment Automotive; TE Connectivity, Bensheim Jens Wuelfing, Development Engineer, Product Development Infotainment Automotive, TE Connectivity, Bensheim Andreas Engel, Senior Manager
There are a broad variety of data busses available for use in today’s automotive communication infrastructure: from the cost efficient dedicated control message systems, such as LIN, CAN and FlexRay, up to optimized media streaming networks like MOST....
June 12, 2014 3:46 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
Like general-purpose computational resources in commercial enterprises, factory automation systems have evolved from highly centralized structures with fixed peripheral connections to flexible models with distributed intelligence and networked I/O nodes. In the factory environment, networking and distributed intelligence increased resource availability....
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