Wolfson Microelectronics plc (www.wolfsonmicro.com) is returning to its roots. Aiming at the mobile phone market, its WM8753L chip's stereo analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters address the trend to multimedia phones. A combined PCM/hi-fi codec keeps power consumption low, operating at less than 7 mW for stereo playback and 6 mW for PCM operation. Tone control and bass boost are also on the WM8753L.
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.
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