Z-LOK(TM) zero insertion force ball-grid array sockets for SMT applications are available in two new sizes. Unlike other multiple-part BGA socket assemblies, these one-piece Z-LOK sockets can be soldered into position and used with all BGA package types in the same manner as standard ZIF PGA sockets. Targeted for both development and production use, Z-LOK sockets allow repeated tool-free removal and insertion of BGA-packaged processors from and to pc-boards, with no solder ball damage or loss of signal. These sockets are compatible with all surface-mount techniques.
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This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
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