This fanless board uses an ultra-low-power onboard Intel Celeron processor at 650 MHz. It uses up to 348 mb of SDRAM, optional rear I/O support, battery backup RAM, and two onboard CompactFlash sockets. It also comes with a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, watchdog timer, a DVI-I interface, a PCI-to-PCI bridge drivers up to seven masters, battery-backup 512k RAM, two RS-232/422/485 ports, timer IRQ, and a 2.5-inch hard drive tray. It supports AC-97 audio, line-in, line-out and MCI-in. Prices start at $1,450. Advantech Corp. Industrial Automation Grouphttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-609
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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