The DMC-1600 Series of compact PCI bus motion-control cards use the rugged Eurocard chassis, which provides speed and "plug and play" installation. Each card provides up to four axes of motion control and can be used with step motors, servomotors, and hydraulics on any combination of axes. The DMC-1600 features 80 user-configurable inputs and outputs, non-volatile program memory with multitasking of up to eight programs, high-speed communications, and on-board sinusoidal commutation for brushless motors.
Galil Motion Control Inc., 203 Ravendale Dr., Mountain View, CA 94043, FAX (650) 967-1751.
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.