The fourth annual COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) meeting for engineering-software leaders gets underway May 15, 2003, in Scottsdale, AZ. The agenda includes discussion of a range of topics relating to software, hardware, and general engineering and business issues. Industry executives and analysts have been the primary attendees in the past, but this year users will also be eligible to attend the conference sessions. Attendance is by invitation. For more information, go to www.cofes.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.