Microstar's DAPstudio software now includes interactive filter design allowing users to build and run applications based on the digital conditioning system series without needing any other data acquisition software. The system connects sensors to one or more specialized, PC-installed DAP boards for as many channels as needed of filtered 16-bit resolution data (+/- 10mV to +/-10V), with many signal-conditioning services. System hardware costs around $1,000 per channel, and DAPstudio is priced at $199. A free demo is available at the company's website.
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.
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