The four- and eight-channel synchro-resolver-encoder cards plug directly into any VME-compatible computer. The card are available whole or user-populated with any combination of synchro/resolver to digital and/or digital to synchro/resolver converters' having industry-standard pin-outs. Available converters include those with internal micro-transformers for isolation of all signal and reference lines. This completely isolates all the field wiring from the bus.
Computer Conversions Corp., 6 Dunton Ct., East Northport, NY 11731.
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.