A new laminate series from Rogers Corp. focuses on the production of cost-effective high frequency circuits. The RO3200(TM) products--woven glass-reinforced, ceramic-filled PTFE laminates--exhibit strong electrical characteristics, including stable dielectric constant over a range of temperatures and low dielectric loss. The series is designed to offer increased rigidity and improved processability over non-woven, reinforced laminates. The materials are said to deliver a price structure that makes them cost-competitive for high-volume commercial applications. Rogers Corp. (M), One Technology Drive, Rogers, CT 06263-0188, FAX (860) 779-5509.
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.