APEM Components Inc. is showcasing its innovative Q-Series of LED indicators, at National Manufacturing Week. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, and automation equipment and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries. They come with optional bicolor, tricolor and flashing LED’s, solder lug/quick-connect terminals, wire terminations and 200-mm elongated wires. Package sizes are offered in 6-, 8- and 14-mm sizes. Bezel styles include prominent, recessed and flush, and bezel finishes include bright chrome, black chrome and satin grey. Integral resistors allow for direct connection to 12V dc, 12V ac/dc, 24V dc, 24V ac/dc, 110V ac and 220V ac. Additional specifications include viewing angle ranging from 70 to 100 degrees (depending on model), a life expectancy of 100,000 hours, and operating temperatures of -40 to +85C. APEM Components
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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