2011
Electronics

The omni-IDE is a versatile, comprehensive electronic appliance that serves as a core platform for a wide range of embedded applications, hence the name "omni-IDE." Astute readers will recognize that this single design is suitable as a basis for a wide range of embedded applications.

The cornucopia of omni-IDE capabilities translate directly to an abundance of benefits:
*Ready-to-use
*Unmatched practical utility
*Ease of deployment
*Educational resource
*Easily integrated into a larger system (eg, industrial) as a self-contained component.
*Excellent reference design for virtually any custom application-specific device
*Excellent "ready-to-go" evaluation/development platform
*Third party opportunities
*Economical.
Furthermore, this design idea will:
*Improve quality of a developer's life
*Automate tedious tasks
*Save time and money
*Lead to other ...

Power where you need it.

Our modern lifestyles constantly demand electricity. At the same time our electronic devices are becoming increasingly portable. The antiquated system of fixed power outlets limits our mobility, does not accept new technologies, and creates unsafe situations.

OpenPower changes this and delivers a flexible open-source power solution for the future.

Currently many electrical devices often crowd one outlet. In the proposed system, electrical outlets are available where needed. This flexibility reduces cluttered outlets and eliminates the need for secondary electrical systems, such as extension cords or power strips. Safety of the electrical system is increased through the direct proximity of appliance to outlet and by not overloading the outlet.

This strategy allows the homeowner to ...

A single Opto-Electronic, Non-Volatile Memory Cell (OENVM) capable of storing 16-Bits of data in a small (n scale) could result in fast, compact, memory storage for future computers.

Being able to modulate light’s properties (e.g. frequency, intensity, polarization, phase, etc.) allows for very fast optical telecommunication devices that are less massive and require less power than conventional copper/aluminum coaxial cable and trace routings in integrated circuits. In this regard, the OENVMC described here would record 16-bits of data using the addition of two phase shifted, linearly polarized pulses of light and the adjustment of the pulse energy of a Read/Write Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VECSEL) using Aluminum (very similar to conventional DVD/CD RW mediums). The difficulty with ...

This is a unique new approach for Voltage References, not based on zener or bandgap use, that can be built using Bipolar, JFET, or MOS process technologies. The voltage output level is determined by the ratio of resistors, capacitors or inductors. Absolute part values, transistor gain, and offset are not critical. This allows lower cost ratio matched parts instead of high cost tight absolute tolerance parts to be used. By relying on passive component (r,c,l) ratios instead of transistor parameters, an extremely robust circuit is obtained. The transistors do not need to be matched and DC leakage currents have minimal effect. This is useful in high temperature automotive and industrial applications or radiation environments. In these applications, most other ...

In this summary I try to briefly introduce the problem and a design for cheap photonic logic circuit proofing.

The problem.
Photonic Computing is the use of light to do computation. Via intensity modulating laser sources in order to get a binary representation of info onto a carrier. Thus for 5 data lines one could use 5 colors of light but imagine for a moment that we would want to do some logic on a 5 bit data stream. One would imagine that it would be as easy as directing the data through the photonic logic blocks. If the circuitry was small it might just work but for complex scenarios one would need to predict the logic level and ...

This invention is a portable magnetic strip writer and reader. This device allows the user to "swipe" a magnetic card manually for both writing and reading magnetic information to or from a card with a magnet strip and a series of closely spaced printed optical bars. The optical strip may be printed in standard ink, UV ink, or even the magnetic material of the magnetic strip itself.

The optically encoded marks adjacent to the magnetic strip allows the writer to sense the position of the card for synchronization of the data to be written to the magnetic strip. By using this technique the card's speed can vary as it passes through or passed the writer. There is no need ...

The Trekr Design Multi-screen Workstation © has four screens in a portable PC configuration. The screens have individual on/off controls, so even when not turned on, the additional screens act as a hood to improve visibility and privacy. My design makes them available in a laptop, as current video-card design and PC operating systems support multiple screens,. Such a configuration would be very useful in video editing, desktop publishing or any other application that benefits from multiple screens. A multi-screen workstation can be easily produced with the cost, size and weight of LCD screens ...

Background:
If you're not familiar with a (LoaC), it's a concept that's been around for over a decade. Essentially, once the protocol for a chemistry or biology experiment has been figured out, it's possible to automate that experiment. This is exactly what big pharmaceutical companies do when they need to screen millions of compounds to find new drugs. Conventionally automating experiments unfortunately requires robotics and expensive machines, placing automation out of the reach of most individual researchers. Alternatively, it's possible to design a small silicone (like the caulk you buy at the hardware store - not the silicon that's inside your computer chips) device that's just a few inches big but can automate an entire chip. These are what ...

We know that the main task of microelectronics is to decrease the computation time possibly reducing the power consumption of microchips. In fact to raise the clock speed is no more the right way to improve the performances.

As we see the current trend is the integration of more cores on a single chip (a few: 2, 4 or 6). But the problem of cooling down the modern microprocessors continues to exist because the larger is the number of cores connected together, the higher is the power dissipated by the interconnections and also the narrower is the bandwidth due to metal wires crosstalk, which cause a mismatch between the clock and the interconnection bus speeds further limiting performances.

Optical ...

Single Wire/Object Transmission, and future repercussions on the technology of Wireless Power Transmission (WPT)

Engineering solutions to the development of techniques to transfer power through any physical medium or object is envisioned to mitigate the complexity involved in the wiring of electronic and electrical systems.

Single wire transmission is relatively obscure, although various attempts to demonstrate wireless power transfer phenomena have been met with some success in recent history, as industry keeps searching for new approaches and methods. Our work would be to design, or rather invent a technology that would enable us to create and transmit power at any place using the environment around us. Of course, we do not make this claim without any credible evidence, and ...

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