These ultra-miniature power supplies are pin out and size compatible to industry standards. They have an output range of 5-20W, can accept universal input from 85-264 VAC and 23 of the series' models can provide single outputs of 3.3-24 VDC. They can run in an ambient temperature range of 0-40C. They typically run at 75 percent efficiency, have short-circuit protection circuitry, and are approved to UL/EC60950 safety specifications. They come with a built-in power-good LED indicator and an output adjustment potentiometer. They are as small as the 5-W version's 2.17 x 1.38 x 0.79 inches, and are made for PCB plug-in mounting. Prices start at OEM quantities at $11 each.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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