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Future Electronics – Mid-power LEDs: now a valid low-cost light source for street lights?

By Emmanuel Gardette Field Application Engineer, Future Electronics (France) LED street-lighting designs are entering a new phase. Lighting equipment manufacturers are attempting to maintain all the benefits of LED street lamps – their long operating lifetime, low power consumption, and pleasing light output with good colour rendering – while at the same time substantially reducing […]


STMicroelectronics – Library of motion-sensing firmware eases development of sophisticated user interfaces

STMicroelectronics provides a combination of MEMS motion-sensor hardware devices backed by motion-sensing firmware to enable designers of sophisticated graphics-based user interfaces to quickly and easily implement automatic display orientation, fall detection and other functions. These motion-sensing applications for displays and user interfaces may be implemented with ST MEMS hardware devices such as the LSM6DSL or […]


Future Electronics – Graphics display development platform provides choice of options for sophisticated HMI designs

Future Electronics’ Centre of Excellence has introduced the Amber development platform which demonstrates several processing hardware platforms and various LCD displays for sophisticated but low-cost Human-Machine Interface (HMI) designs. Developers using the Amber development platform can choose one of four microcontrollers from NXP, Microchip and STMicroelectronics, which have integrated graphics controller/accelerator functions. The Amber development […]