This new RoHS-compliant, 5W series is designed for tight quarters, with supplies measuring 2 x 1 x 0.6 inches. They are rated for operation at 100 percent load from 0 to 50C ambient, accept a universal input voltage (85 to 264 V ac or 100 to 340 V dc) and offer efficiencies of up to 77 percent in the 24V model. Five separate single output models provide an output voltage range from 3.3 V to 24 V. They meet UL/cUL/TUV/CE/CB safety approvals, and offer a 3,000 Vac input-to-output isolation, and short-circuit, over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protections.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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