ELECTRONICS: Crystek has introduced a new line of low-loss RF coaxial cable assemblies featuring rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and attenuation of 0.36 dB/ft at 18 GHz. The LL142 Series cable offers shielding effectiveness of greater than -110 dB with an operating temperature range of -55 to 85C (extended range of -55 to 125C available through special order).
The LL142 Series cable offers a minimum bend radius of 0.8 inch and is available in-stock with SMA Male to SMA Male connectors, as well as Type N and TNC connectors. Crystek’s stocking distributors also support a large variety of RG174 and RG316DS cables in a variety of configurations.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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