ELECTRONICS: C&K Components offers a broad range of ESA QPL-qualified high reliability connectors. Including the MDM, MDMA, D*M and MTB1 Series devices, the rectangular connectors are employed in space applications ranging from the smallest size research and survey to the largest telecommunication satellites.
C&K’s high reliability connectors meet stringent outgassing and residual magnetism requirements, and conform to a number of ESA and MIL qualifications and quality levels. The connectors are employed in various space equipment applications, as a connection between PCBs and various modules within the satellite system, as well as within satellite launchers. C&K’s high reliability connectors also meet stringent requirements of military and medical testing.
The D*M Series D-subminiature connectors are offered in a variety of contact layouts (including with coax, power or crimp contacts) and shell sizes, along with non-removable and removable contacts. The MDM and MDMA Series microminiature connectors utilize a proven MicropinTM twist pin contact system and are offered in a variety of contact layouts. The MTB1 Series micro-strip single in-line microminiature connectors also employ a high performance MicropinTM contact system and are suitable for board-to-board, board-to-cable, and cable-to-cable applications.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.