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.
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
People who want to take advantage of solar energy in their homes no longer need to install a bolt-on solar-panel system atop their houses -- they can integrate solar-energy-harvesting shingles directing into an existing or new roof instead.
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.