SkyCross announced that it developed the first embedded antenna for simultaneous coverage of the 800-MHz cellular, 1,575-MHz GPS, 1,900-MHz PCS, and 2,450-MHz WLAN frequency bands for Enhanced 911 (E-911) wireless handset applications. The company integrated mobile telephone, wireless data, and GPS receiver functions into a single device. The antenna also provides coverage in the 2.45-GHz frequency band used by Bluetooth wireless networking standards. The antenna frees designers from contending with the cost and challenge of incorporating more than one antenna into a single device, according to Alan Haase, the CEO of SkyCross. For more information, contact Kerry Greer, VP of engineering, at (321) 308-6618 or visit www.skycross.com.
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.