The SD-15900 two-speed synchro or resolver combiner works in conjunction with any two synchro- or resolver-to-digital converters. The SD-15900 device combines the digital information from the coarse S/D channel and the digital information from the fine S/D channel, resulting in up to 22 bits of angular data. The combiner and S/D converters can be powered by a single 5V dc power supply. The small size of the components and the high accuracy obtainable with two-speed combinations make the combiner targeted for use in high-performance military and industrial position-control systems.
ILC Data Device Corp., 105 Wilbur Pl., Bohemia, NY 11716.
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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