The Dash 8 eight-channel field recorder features a 10.4-inch active color LCD monitor; internal 1 Gbyte hard drive; DSP for programmable filtering; and a built-in, 100-Mbyte removable Zip drive for data transfer and archiving. The Zip drive is also convenient for downloading software updates and test setups. The unit displays and records eight channels of real-time data at frequencies up to 2 KHz.
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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.