This company says that its new Series 97 line of half-pitch DIP switches require less than half the board space of traditional DIP switches. The switches include gold contacts for reliability, while high temperature plastics and solder coated terminals satisfy surface mount assembly requirements. Four, six and eight position switches are available from stock.
Grayhill Inc., 561 Hillgrove Ave., La Grange, IL 60525-5997; FAX (708) 354-2820; www.grayhill.com .
This company's CX4002 is an RF splitter/combiner for support of interactive broadband cable communications. In splitter mode, the product can divide one RF signal into two matched outputs, and in combiner mode it can join two signals into one output. The company says the CX4002 provides minimal signal loss while maintaining high signal isolation across a 5-1000 MHz bandwidth, and recommends it for use in hybrid fiber/coax networks and home entertainment systems.
Pulse Engineering Inc., 12220 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128; FAX (858) 674-8262; www.pulseeng.com .
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.