Synergetix, the creator of the do-it-yourself design tool SocketBuilder.com, has announced its version 2.0. The new version of SocketBuilder will expand the site's offering of automated design for QFN packages and Area Array packages and will enable customers to design floating nest test sockets for BGA devices. Another upgrade includes a customer probe override for heavier users who want to control their own spring probe choices. Visit www.socketbuilder.com to see the site or www.synergetix.com for more information on the upgrades.
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.