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Thursday, March 29, 2018

PC User Interface and Wireless Power

Wireless Charging is a Reality today, it was first conceived by me in the 90s. The first page published related to that in my netscape site.

This was conceived to get rid of cables for data and power on my desktop. I felt if we use Optics for Data and Wireless Ferrite Contact Plates to transfer power, there would be no wires at all on the desk. I even experimented with RS232 Serial Port and Ferrite Slices below thin Acrylic Plastic Sheet, it worked.

I did not patent any of my concepts, but it is offered to all humanity as an Open Design, like all my other work.

Here is a planar transformer which has PCB tracks for winding. This show that there is more scope of innovation in such ferrite transformers for short range wireless power.

PC User Interface and Wireless Power

Objects kept on a electromagnetic table must be able to draw energy from that. A Notebook or tablet can be just placed on this table to get charged.

The optic ball-less mouse is a great step in mice-tech user-interface. This mouse consumes more power, for a wireless mouse a capacitive sensor matrix based sensing may be better.

Touch Screen on PC is not common place. A combination of Touch screen and Mouse is excellent for all age-groups. Large monitors can have at least two inches of touch screen area at bottom.

Laptops, LCD Monitors make UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) last longer and it reduces electricity costs.

 Wireless Power for Wireless Peripherals

Wireless Mouse with capacitive sensors may consume less power, no batteries works on a Supercap, Connector-less ferrite dock for recharging

Wireless mouse rechargeable battery can recharge while moving on the Mouse Pad made of Ferrite/Ceramic 1′ Sq with Power Hot Spots every 3″

Flexible Ferrite, Silicone & Ferrite based Solid emulsion. Can be made as computer table mats to charge the supercaps of peripherals.

The Energy Efficient Wireless Peripherals can just be placed on this mat to draw the power without wires. Wireless power and Wireless Data.

Usability and Ergonomics Review
Aggregated Notes from 2008-12

Usability and Ergonomics of Electronic Consumer Equipment, product risks and safety are best studied with very old and very young people.

Personal Computers, Netbooks, Portable Communicating Devices, Remote Controls are where Usability Issues abound, and can be studied/remedied.

Optical Rotary Encoders, Magnetic/Eddy/Capacitive/Hall Effect based Non-Contact Joysticks, Makes Human An analog Interface with Digital Output.

For the people who type with two fingers; A Circular Keyboard is right. A Capacitive Touch Gesture Pad can replace the Mouse. Health & Ergo.

Ideas of delabs - 2004 -2009

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ECS - Frequency control and Management

Manufacturers of frequency control management products which are Engineered to exact specifications. From cylindrical tuning fork crystals to high stability oven controlled oscillators. Used in Wireless Communication and Telecommunication Industry.

ECS - Frequency control and Management

Frequency control devices manufactured by ECS are Surface Mount Crystals/Oscillators, VC-TXCO's and Programmable Oscillators.

ECS - Frequency control and Management

Oscillator Circuit Design Considerations

Crystal controlled oscillators may be considered as consisting of an amplifier and a feedback network that selects a part of the amplifier output and returns it to the amplifier input.

ECS, Inc. International
15351 West 109th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219, USA.

QuickLogic - Flexible Semiconductor Platforms

Products for the hand-held mobile device market. Platforms include ArcticLink for Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solution in the display and connectivity subsystems of Smartphones, Smartbooks, Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices. PolarPro for the interconnect and system logic requirements of power sensitive and portable applications.

QuickLogic - Flexible Semiconductor Platforms

Along with the hard logic blocks, the CSSP offers a programmable fabric. Based on QuickLogic’s patented ViaLink technology, this fabric provides a highly compact, low-power resource that can
implement virtually any logic function the development team requires. The fabric is non-volatile, so once programmed it does not need any external memory-based boot source nor does it suffer any start-up delay.

UART and SAM Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products

UART & SAM Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products
The TI Sitara reference design allows the connection of multiple low bandwidth wireless, sensor, and different I/O devices to a TI Sitara processor.

Founded 1978, Corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
Address - 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, United States.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Qseven - Computer-On-Module Standard

The Qseven concept is an off-the-shelf, multi vendor, Computer-On-Module that integrates all the core components of a common PC and is mounted onto an application specific carrier board. Qseven modules have a standardized form factor of 70mm x 70mm and have specified pinouts based on the high speed MXM system connector that has a standardized pinout regardless of the vendor.

Qseven - Computer-On-Module Standard

These functions include, but are not limited to, graphics, sound, mass storage, network and multiple USB ports. A single ruggedized MXM connector provides the carrier board interface to carry all the I/O signals to and from the Qseven module. This MXM connector is a well known and proven high speed signal interface connector that is commonly used for high speed PCI Express graphics cards in notebooks.

Qseven - Computer-On-Module Standard

Qseven offers the newest I/O technologies on this minimum size form factor. Some are .. PCIexpress, USB 2. Serial ATA, Secure Digital I/O interface. Gigabit Ethernet
    QBliss Qseven

    Since the Qseven form factor was introduced; many manufacturers of boards and software have adopted it. The combination of Qseven and RISC gains more and more importance. The reason is the compatibility of the offered boards, as well as the small form factor (70x70mm) with an inexpensive plug connector

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    PICMG - Open specifications for Modular Computing

    PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications.

    PICMG - Open specifications for Modular Computing

    Founded in 1994, PICMG’s original mission was to extend the PCI standard to non-desktop applications. The formal name of the organization is the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. It is now known as PICMG (pronounced “PICK-EM-GEE” or “PICK-MIG”).

    Specs and Standards for Advanced Mezzanine Card, AdvancedTCA, COM Express, CompactPCI, e-PCI-X, MicroTCA and others.

    PICMG - Open specifications for Modular Computing

    PICMG 3.7 AdvancedTCA

    To better address the datacenter market PICMIG has developed thePICMG 3.7 AdvancedTCA specification, as an extension to the existing ATCA standard. The extension utilizes the available depth in server cabinets and the environmental characteristics of datacenters to dramatically increase the power and throughput, while reducing the cost of the systems.

    PCI-ISA - Passive Backplanes - "The PCI-ISA passive backplane standard moves all of the components normally located on the motherboard to a single plug-in card. Looking much like a standard ISA or PCI card, a PCI-ISA CPU card has two edge connectors on it - one for the PCI bus and one for the ISA bus. The "motherboard" is replaced with a simple "passive backplane" that has only connectors soldered to it."

    PICMG
    c/o Virtual, Inc. 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600
    Wakefield, MA 01880, USA

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