I think even Michael Knight would be impressed with some of the embedded systems hitting the market today. Sure, we do not have Magnetic Resonators that can open Master Locks remotely, but we can pull up current maps of a town and plot a course to a destination with a GPS accuracy. We may not have the blue-print of every building ever made with overlays of the people inside, but we have created automated vehicles that can navigate unmanned through urban environments.We might not have a full version of the witty Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), but we are certainly moving in that direction with innovations in sensor technology, embedded computer power, Programmable logic, complex user interfaces, and a myriad other technologies expontentially growing up around us.
National Instruments is again participating in Embedded systems conference. We have a number of our own R&D engineers presenting on topics within the conference, a booth on the expo floor, and plenty of promotions to sweeten the deal. We are excited to show off new embedded hardware released in the last year like sbRIO,FlexRIO, and others. We have everything from single board solutions to high-end multi FPGA, multi processor systems. On the software tools side we are poroud to continue showing of the capabilities of the only true graphical programming language, LabVIEW, that can intutively target real-time systems, Multi-core processor and FPGAs.
Come by the booth (1418) to get a 30% discount, only available to ESC Expo attendees, on an evaluation platform which includes hardware and software.
Stay tuned for more pertinent ESC information....
I concur. I'm pretty sure that even though KITT had a complete medical scanner and ECG built in, Mr Knight would have been floored with the 3D quad core medical imaging demo that we will showcase at ESC. Our demo has nothing on KITT's anti-missle flares though - maybe next year.