For four days in May, the San Jose Center hosted Sensors Expo '98. An estimated 5,000 attendees scoured the booths of 250 exhibitors evaluating the latest in sensors, PLCs, computers, instruments, signal conditioners, and data acquisition equipment. Well-attended conference sessions focused on topics such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and biochemical sensing. And more than 70 companies announced new products or services. Here's a look at some of the best.
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.