(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-54). Although only 10 ◊ 10 ◊ 12 inches, this digitally-controlled subwoofer delivers 2000W of dynamic power with a fraction of the distortion of competitive systems. A digital accelerometer in the unit measures the movement of the subwoofer cone and a DSP controller compares this movement to the input signal at a rate of 15,800 times per second to make corrections and keep the cone's motion as close as possible to the source input. To achieve typical distortion rates well below 0.5 percent, Velodyne Acoustics' engineers chose Texas Instruments' TMS320C2000 controller for its DSP performance and highly integrated MCU-like peripherals. For more information on Texas Instruments' TMS320C2000, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-542.
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.