Offloading work on the graphics card is becoming more trendy. Take Nvidia's CUDA core tech. IT is a "parallel computing platform and programming model" that harnesses the full power of the GPU. GPU-acceleration of this type helps handle heavy math and processes that the CPU struggles to keep up with. (That was the original idea of the GPU right? To handle that difficult floating math in 3D games and software.) With the "CUDA" tech, the GPU looks like hundreds of individual core able to handle that work like Atlas!
Again, it is elegance over brute force. Use ever resource at your disposal, don't let it sit idle. It is great that LabView to getting up to speed, pioneering even.
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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