ADI's new product, a member of the company's iSensor family, is said to be the first-ever programmable MEMS gyro. Moreover, it also plows new ground by providing users with an inexpensive, pre-calibrated gyro. "There are a lot of applications where gyros could have served in the past, but the customers didn't have in-house calibration capability," says Scannell of ADI. "If you can give them a calibrated part that's relatively easy to design in, then you've eliminated a major barrier for them." ADI's new programmable sensor contains all of the embedded calibration, tuning and control functionality needed to detect system rotation. Get more information on ADI's programmable MEMS gyro.
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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