With Pelagic's advanced computer system and wireless technology, divers can find out how much air they have left without being concerned about how much battery power is left for the measuring system. The computer receives air pressure and nitrogen-oxygen mix information via a wireless signal from sensors on up to three dive tanks and displays the data on the heads-up display at the bottom of the DataMask. To obtain an ultra-low power MCU and extend the product's operating life, Pelagic engineers chose Texas Instruments' MSP430. In addition to low 50-nA pin leakage, the unit has on-chip peripherals optimized for precision sensing and measurements. Get more information on Texas Instruments' MSP430 microcontrollers.
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.