The TH72016 transmitter works in virtually any FSK, ASK, or FM system in the 380 to 450 MHz unlicensed Industrial-Scientific-Medical (ISM) and Short-Range-Devices (SRD) frequency bands. Its extended operating temperature range of -40 to +125C and clock output to drive a microcontroller make it ideal for automotive applications such as Tire Pressure Monitoring Sytems (TPMS) or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) that require enhanced data timing. The TH72016 comes in a space-saving 10-pin Quad Flat No-lead (QFN) package with a footprint of only 3 × 3 mm. The TH72016 IC accepts battery voltages from 1.9 to 5.5V. Power consumption ranges from 3.5 to 12.8 mA depending on the frequency and power setting. In standby mode the current consumption is below 50 nA. The programmable RF transmit power range between -12 to 10 dBm allows the designer to adapt to his RF power requirements.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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