This computer fits performance into a compact, $500 model. It has a 100 MB Ethernet connection, and runs on a 266 MHz Intel® IXP420 CPU with XScale® technology. It uses DIN rail mounting for easy cabinet installation. It works well with motion control and PLC applications, using Ethernet-compatible Beckhoff I/O Bus Terminals or high-speed EtherCAT I/O terminals. It runs on Microsoft Windows CE, using Beckhoff's TwinCAT automation software. It boots from internal flash memory, needs no internal fan, and measures 47 × 100 × 91 mm in basic configuration. It comes with two RJ 45 sockets connected to an integrated switch, allowing multiple models to be wired together more easily. DV/USB, RS232, RS422/RS485 or compact Flash module interfaces are also available.
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.