Analog Devices has targeted its two newest Blackfin processors ó the ADSP-BF539 and the ADSP-BF539F ó at CAN and MOST bus connectivity in the automotive industry. The BF539F is said to be the first Blackfin processor to offer Flash memory in a single package. Using Known Good Die (KGD) Flash memory from Spansion, both processors are designed for memory-hungry processing applications that enable audio, video and conversation voice recognition. For more information on Analog Devices' bus connectivity processors, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-529.
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.