There's no end to the entertainment options available for those who don't want to leave the house. Yamaha's RX-V563 digital home theater receiver offers 1080p-compatible HDMI switching, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility, and sound-optimizing Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer technology, along with improved CINEMA DSP technology. Optional accessories include wireless Bluetooth audio play back, iPod compatibility, four system-configuring SCENE modes and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) repeater capability. It employs Analog Devices' Blackfin DSP IC, as well as three chips from ADI's Advantiv TV chipset.
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.