Trimbulk Memtron Technologies' latest series of membrane switches takes up less space. Reducing the number of switch layers while integrating more functions, using advanced soldering, circuitry, and LED spacing, result in data entry panels having a stack-up thickness as low as 0.04 inch. This is about half that of conventional larger area membrane switches, according to the company. Maximum operating voltage is 30V dc and maximum current is 30 mA. Lifetime is one to five million cycles, depending on tactile element selected. Such low profile switches are well suited for small, complex, hand-held instruments. Memtron Technologies: Product Code 4316
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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