If engineers' running commentary on the simplicity of setting up test designs with LabVIEW's graphical programming language is any indication, it would appear they would welcome the opportunity to expand use of the product for other aspects of system design. That said, obviously, the toolkit will have to expand accordingly, and as Alex well addressed, NI will have to cross some marketing/cultural hurdles. Yet it seems like NI's strategy is soundly rooted in the current trends of the marketplace.
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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