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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

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Kontron - Embedded Computer Technology ECT

    Supplies leading OEMs, system integrators and application providers. CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, Embedded Computers, Motherboards, Industrial PC, Computer-on-Modules. HMIs, Display Interface Systems, Platforms and Networking Solutions,

    Kontron - Embedded Computer Technology ECT

    Kontron - Embedded Computer Technology ECT

    SMARC - Low-power embedded architecture platform for Computer-on-Modules based on ARM and X86 technology

    ETX - Highly integrated, PC-compatible embedded modules based on x86 CPU architecture – all that on the standard for custom designs (95 x 114 mm). Full featured Multimedia PC based on AMD processors.

    COM Express defines standardized form factors and pin-outs for Computer-on-Modules. The standard includes the mini form factor (84 x 55mm), the compact form factor (95 x 95mm) and the basic form factor (125 x 95mm).

    Kontron S&T AG
    Lise-Meitner-Stra├če 3-5, 86156 Augsburg, Germany

    Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Portwell - SBC Modules and Industrial Backplanes

    Designs and manufactures Communication Appliances along with a full range of Industrial Platform Computers, Panel Device Service etc. They include PICMG, PCI and ISA Industrial Systems. Modular Systems like Qseven, PCM, ETX and COM Express.

    Portwell - SBC Modules and Industrial Backplanes

    Intel ATOM 330 1.6GHz Dual Core processor Based Mini-ITX Board with VGA, DVI, One GbE LAN, Four COM Ports, Three SATA ports and Six USB 2.0 Ports.

    Portwell - SBC Modules and Industrial Backplanes

    WADE-8057 - Mini-ITX,Embedded System Board

    Built with Intel mobile 945GC chipset, WADE-8057 takes advantage of Intel® Atom 330 Dual Core processor technologies. WADE-8057 has one DIMM socket which supports DDR2 SDRAM, one Gigabit Ethernet, four RS232 serial ports, three SATA, one CF socket and one PCI slot.

    With Portwell designed EZCool heasink, WADE-8057 is not only a suitable choice for fanless usage but also the best solution for POS, Medical, DVR and Digital Signage applications.

    Portwell, Inc.
    Add: No. 242, Bo-Ai Street, Shu-Lin Dist., New Taipei City 238, Taiwan

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    LED Chips and RF Semiconductors - Cree

    Product line include lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting Solutions. They also have semiconductors for wireless and power applications.

    Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, stands alone as the premier provider of the most field-tested SiC and GaN Power and RF solutions in the world. As the leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology.

    LED Chips and RF Semiconductors - Cree

    LED Chips and Lighting from Cree

    "Cree LEDs combine highly efficient InGaN materials with proprietary substrates to deliver superior price/performance for high-intensity LEDs...."

    Cree was founded in July 1987 in Durham, North Carolina. Five of the six founders – Thomas Coleman, John Edmond, Eric Hunter, John Palmour and Calvin Carter – are graduates of North Carolina State University

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Harwin - Interconnect Devices - Connectors

    Harwin designs and manufactures world class electrical and electronic interconnect solutions. From standard and ultra-fine connectors and PCB components.

    Harwin - Interconnect Devices - Connectors

    The new Harwin backshells can be used in conjunction with both the company’s J-Tek and its Mix-Tek Datamate connector product lines - with signal, power and coax cabling all being accommodated. The combined Datamate/backshell assemblies are significantly lower in overall cost than equivalent Micro-D/backshell arrangements.

    Harwin Datamate

    Datamate Metal Backshells

    Designed to complement its widely-used Datamate wire-to-board connector offering, Harwin now supplies a comprehensive range of backshells with a rugged aluminium alloy construction and electroless nickel plating.

    History - 1952 Harwin Engineers founded in London

    Harwin plc Europe
    Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 1RT UK

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