Remote Play TagAlert (http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-543). To avoid leaving a cell phone, portable computer or game behind, this active RF wireless technology product sounds an alert when the owner exceeds a preset range from 20 to 75 ft. The monitor has a switch to adjust the range and a snooze button. Each tag has a unique ID, so multiple tags can be used within the same area and a single monitor can recognize more than one tag. The units rely on ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers from Texas Instruments (TI) that contain from 1 to 120 KB of Flash memory and up to 10 KB of RAM. For more information on TI's MSP430 microcontrollers, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-544.
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.