Mill-Max Manufacturing Corporation announced its double-row SMT strip socket for .025- to .037-inch diameter and .025-inch square pins. According to Mill-Max, the surface-mounted socket connector is more rugged than smaller connectors and is secure enough to accommodate repetitive plugging and unplugging. With high-temperature thermoplastics, the strip is suitable for soldering.
The sockets are available in a range of 4 (2x2 receptacles) to 100 (2x50 receptacles) and stands at .276 inch tall with a .100-inch spacing between receptacles. Each receptacle is rated at 4.5 amps per position and is available in both RoHS and leaded versions.
Mill-Max double row SMT strip sockets are available in 4 through 100 socket configurations.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, in some cases from weeks down to hours.
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