The TMM Series of quad-row 2-mm headers interface with the SQT and ESQT Series of standard and elevated 2-mm socket strips. Available in both right-angle and straight-pin versions, this 2-mm terminal strip is available with up to 50 pins per row for densities as high as 200 I/Os in less than 900 sq mm when mounted at the edge of the board. The through-hole terminal is Phosphor Bronze with a black liquid crystal polymer insulator for high-temperature reflow soldering in mixed-technology applications.
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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.