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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.