The Medical Devices Manufacturers Association website, located at http:// www.medicaldevices.org , represents its members'collective interests before Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies that develop or implement policies that affect the medical device industry. The site features the association's public policy agenda for the year, a comprehensive list of links to other medical device sites, and a members-only section including a bi-weekly newsletter and a regulatory roundup. Users can sign up online to become members.
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.