The company has introduced an RoHS-compliant version of its SOIC to DP Correct-A-Chip adapter. The new adapter is designed to provide a simple method of upgrading to an SOIC without changing the PCB layout. The top of the product accepts SOIC D or SOIC L packages, and the bottom is available in DIP pin counts from eight through 28 pins. It is available on 7.62-, 10.16- or 15.24-mm pitch centers.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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