The company offers single-pole double-throw devices like the CCR-33, and a number of multi-throw versions. Coaxial switches are available as latching and failsafe versions. Depending on the impedance (50 or 75) and power, SMA, SMB (75), N or TNC connectors can be specified, and terminated coaxial switches can be supplied as needed. The terminated switches have internal terminations that provide a 50 matched impedance to ground for all unselected ports, and double-pole triple-throw switches can be used when termination of resistors above 1W of power have to be used and therefore externally mounted. Coaxial switch matrices are also available, including power supply, microcontroller, software and required interface. Among other uses, the switches are used in wireless applications, electro-medical equipment, and test and measurement equipment.
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.