The recently created trade alliance, Environmentally Certified Electronic Resale Trade Alliance (E-Certa) has created a set of environmental solutions that include component conversion, testing, recycling and sourcing to help companies comply with the European Union's RoHS and WEEE directives. E-Certa was formed in 2005 by a five-company consortium that includes Kentek Electronics, YouPickYourPrice.com, Mil-Spec Components, New Way Technologies and Licensing and Earth for Humanities.
Among the services offered by E-Certa is the ability to convert semiconductors from leaded versions to RoHS-compliant lead-free versions. The company can also convert non-lead products to leaded versions for the exempt defense and aerospace industries. The conversion process relies on technology developed by New Way Technologies and Licensing. In addition, E-Certa provides testing services using XRF X-ray screening, and offers a range of due diligence compliance services.
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.