Beckhoff Automation's new BK9053
PROFINET Bus Coupler expands the Beckhoff Bus Terminal system via a
cost-effective PROFINET RT slave. It is optimized for cost-sensitive
applications and is manufactured with a space-saving housing design.
The BK9053 makes the complete range of
approximately 400 different Beckhoff Bus Terminals available to PROFINET users.
This flexible Bus Coupler connects PROFINET RT to the modularly extendable Bus
Terminal system via a backplane connection. PROFINET cycle times down to
1†ms are possible with the BK9053. The coupler is configured and
parameterized in the controller via the GSDML (basic device file). Cost is $235
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.