Lisle, IL--Molex Inc. (www.molex.com) is now offering the Micro-Fit
3.0, an interconnect system designed to meet the need for a high contact density
signal or power connector. The system incorporates many features previously
found on larger power connectors. These 3.00-mm (0.118-inch) pitch connectors
are for designs requiring compact connectors carrying up to 5A of current. Dual
row test plugs are also available for continuity and are rated for 10,000 mating
products are available in circuit sizes 2 to 24 for single and dual row,
wire-to-board, and wire-to-wire applications. The product family has more than
500 part numbers, with many retention choices including fitting nails,
solderable clips, and offset terminal retention. Additionally, the product line
offers through-hole and SMT options. The latter are available in tape and reel
packaging for robotic placement on the PCB.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.