Typically used in driver monitoring applications, helicopter rotor systems and tire pressure monitoring systems where the switches are mounted in each wheel. The G-Force sensor helps manage power consumption, switching on the power of the main pressure sensing circuit when relevant motion is detected.
Tested for more than 10M operations, AEC’s G-force switches are highly reliable with proven failure rates of less than 1ppm. The main contact surfaces are gold, hermetically sealed with a dry high pressure gas and are of robust automotive grade. Standard G-Force ranges from 2.0g and upwards with customized ranges available upon request. Contact resistance is typically less than 2Ω and 50Ω maximum at 6g throughout the life of the product. These parts are an ideal addition to low power circuits. Contact ratings up to 50m A at 12V dc provide reliable switching in systems using today’s microcontrollers at their core.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields; from medical devices and pharmaceuticals to more cutting-edge areas like tissue, genetic, and neural engineering, US biomedical engineers (BMEs) boast salaries nearly double the annual mean wage and have faster than average job growth.
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