2008年11月18日火曜日

Broad Range of UV LED Applications


UV照射ユニット

UV LED has a great potential for various applications and devices, such as a sensor, an indicator, an air cleaning device, a resin hardening device, lighting and display, and even in biotechnology field.    A curing unit equipped with 25pcs of UV LED Module (photo above)  is for UV curing, one of the possible applications.  The optical output power is more than 3W. 



The above video demonstrates one of display applications for fun.  

Nitride Semiconductors, a highly specialized supplier of UV LED, describes its self with four bullets, Cutting Edge (Waza in Japanese), Ecology (Yawaragi in Japanse), High Quality (Takumi in Japanese), and Fun (Tanoshimi  in Japanese) that is quite impressive and right fit in the present world. 

2008年11月15日土曜日

Wireless High-definition Quality Video Transmission Units



This system that consists of a receiver (left) and a transmitter wirelessly enables HD (30 frames/sec) quality video and stereo sounds transmission but with no compression and no delay time. The supplier, Giga Techno Vision's blog says the system is well secured because of its proprietary and patented technologies that differ its digital modulation method from wireless LAN.

- Frequency Area 2.4GHz
- Transmission power: 10mW
- Radio Channel Capacity 4ch Maximum
- Diversity Method: Space-diversity 2 antennas
- Size (Tx & Rx each): 110(W) x 80(D) x 30(H)mm
- Weight (Tx & Rx each): approximately 300g
- Transmission distance: 500 m outdoors (up to 3 km)

There seem to be various applications, such as remote monitoring, CCTV, home video theater application, surveillance systems, etc.

I hope in the near future the system become one single chip for receiver and transmitter each. When the chip becomes available, it will significantly broaden its applications to personal and portable devices.

Source:
Giga Techno Vision's documents

11/15/08


2008年11月13日木曜日

Digital Pen


There are several types of smart pens available in the global market.   The most recent ones may be called a ballpoint pen type of personal computer.   Despite of the highly advanced functionalities, however, none of the smart pens has capability to sense and record pen pressure data with itself.

DP-1000 electric pen developed and supplied by Japan System Development (JSD) has the capability to sense and digitized the data, so that the pen pressure data will be easily recognized and analyzed by computer when it is used for writing or drawing something on a paper sheet.  According to JSD's web-site, proprietary and patented technologies are used for DP-1000.  

My curiosity is, if the pen pressure sensing technology is built into a smart pen, the integrated product may perhaps create various applications which will be more than the deveopers' expectation.  I hope I'll see it sometimes in the future.

11/13/08


2008年11月6日木曜日

Two Is Better Than One!

TOMY has announced a new digital camera that has a built-in printer inside.  It is a full-featured 5 Megapixel digital camera with a built-in full color ZINK (trademark)  priner that is powered by ZINK Imaging Inc's printing technology.  The new product has been born by the marrige of the two technologies of digital camera and printer.  It allows you to capture, view, and immediately print their images without ink, anywhere.  The new products will be available first in Japan late November, 2008.  


Source: ZINK Imaging & YouTube

11/6/08

2008年11月5日水曜日

Panel Computer Development Kit

Touch panel types of computers are increasing as we deeply rely on the electrical machines in our daily transactions of work and private communications.  The panel computer development kit proposed here seem to be hitting varieties of the needs emerging.   

 

11/5/08

Sanyo ALBO Looks Neat and Cute

Sanyo has announced a new display device, ALBO,  that enables a user simply and  instantly to transmit photos, if required together with text message received by a cellphone terminal, from the user's cellphone to the 7-inch display panel itself via infrared communications ports.  With 256MB memory equipped and a built-in speaker, ALBO can display photos in a slideshow format with a variety of effects and sounds.    Various types of memory card slots and USB port are available, too.    Its IEEE802.11b/g or AOSS based wireless interface provides ALBO with another capability to link with a user's personal computer in the wireless LAN environment.    The new device, ALBO will be available in Japan on November 14, 2008 at a price level of Yen40,000.

 Source: Sanyo

11/5/08

2008年11月3日月曜日

Humanoid Robot - Physical Avatar Beyond Internet

It seems to become real that your avatar directly communicates with your family members in their living room even if you are away from them because of your international business trip.

Speecys Corporation, a unique humanoid robot developer, plans to deliver BotCast generation media robot, NNR-1, early next year, 2009. According to Speecys' description, "BotCast uses the connection between the PC, internet, and servers to control robots' movements and sounds, providing a new form of media entertainment. Starting in June 2008, our BotCast service will be available as beta testing for you to enjoy in your home. Next spring, our Home Media Robot will be released at a low, accessible price to be enjoyed by families." The home media robot, or BotCast generation media robot will be assisting users in their live communications over the Internet, in delivering and/or getting information a user needs, or in administrating user's business schedule, while many other ways of usages will be developed.

Hight and weight of the humanoid robot will be 23cm tall and 500g respectively. Price tag is expected to be within a very reasonable range of Japanese Yen 60,000 to 80,000.


11/3/08