The serial valve system is an electro-pneumatic interface network device used with solenoid valves to provide power and flexibility in operation control. Hundreds of valves can be controlled via a single DeviceNet(reg) cable, in conjunction with actuators, sensors, and other devices to comprise an entire control system. The system can also run at 500 Kbytes baud, and each output on the board can be cycled up to 100 times/sec.
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.