Technical Consumer Products SpringLamp 190 Series (http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-546). A direct replacement for a three-way incandescent bulb, this compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) has two lower light output and power consumption levels and lasts eight times longer. The CFL consumes only 32W to provide 1950 lumens, the same light output as a 150W light bulb. Selecting a lower 1100 or 450 lumen light level requires only 19 or 14W. TCP engineers chose the IR2156 high voltage control IC from International Rectifier for its control and power management features, including built-in protection and programmability in a single package. For more information on International Rectifier's IR2156, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-547.
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.