The micro path encoder is a non-contacting, holographic linear encoder system that allows the user to digitally select from four resolutions, the finest being 10 nm. The encoder features a read head measuring 0.9 X 0.65 X 0.5 inch and has wide alignment tolerances. Repeatability is better than 0.01 micron. Options include quadrature counters and computer interfacing. Applications include astronomy, optical recording, and IC test equipment.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.