DIRAK Inc. (Chantilly, VA) has developed a new padlockable "L-Handle with defeater," whose design offers a keyed cylinder barrel or slotted-insert access mechanism as well as a padlock. The automatic defeater, which closes and locks the handle without any secondary latching operation on the part of the user, provides security even in the absence of a padlock. The padlockable L-Handle targets indoor and outdoor enclosure applications in industries requiring restricted access—including networking, telecommunications, medical, food equipment, HVAC, and industrial machinery. For more information, visit www.dirak.com.
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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