ELECTRONICS: Molex Inc. recently announced a new addition to the EdgeLineTM family of connectors. The EdgeLine CoEdge Connector, which was recently nominated as a DesignVision finalist at the upcoming DesignCon 2010 show, is a one-piece, 25 Gbps connector that is configured to meet an industry standard pitch of 0.80 mm (.031 inch). This low-profile, dual-sided, edgecard connector supports sixteen PCB thickness variations with multiple circuit sizes for high-speed, industry-standard, edgecard applications.CoEdge connectors ensure PCBs are aligned at the centerline to allow for a uniform signal path across the length of the connector. Keying and locking features are provided to secure the connector to the PCB and improve board alignment during mating. Application tooling is not needed, allowing for easy board installation.
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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