(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-543). To determine the composition of solid materials, Innov-X uses X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) in its portable X-ray system. The technique measures energy or wavelength emissions and processes the pulse data using Analog Devices' ADSP-BF533 Blackfin DSP to match specific elements on the periodic table. Innov-X chose the ADSP-BF533 for its combined signal and control processing capabilities, as well as other integrated features. The application uses the single chip's high-speed Parallel Peripheral Interface (PPI) and Direct Memory Access (DMA) controllers to transfer high-speed data to on-chip memory. For more information on Analog Devices' ADSP-BF533 Blackfin processor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-544.
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.