Components satisfying multiple worldwide standards allow OEM customers to provide products for any location. Cherry Electrical Products has introduced five such families of ac line-interrupt switches for home appliance, office equipment, and vending machine applications. The Series F80, F85, FA, F90, and DD switches have a 3-mm air gap and are current rated from 0.1 to 16A (except to 15A for F90s), and meet UL 1950, CSA, VDE, and SEMKO safety standards. The first three series also conform to TUV requirements. All come in snap-in panel-mount cases, except the DD Series of very compact switches (1.091 x 0.468 x 0.622 inch). Cherry Electrical Products: Product Code 4310
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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