California Micro Devices Corp. (www.calmicro.com) has introduced the CM1218 and CM1219, reportedly the industry's lowest capacitance Zener arrays. With simplified layout and smaller footprint, the CM1218 and CM1219 Zener diodes require only the negative rail, allowing designers to achieve ESD protection for high-speed serial data interfaces. They are offered in standard SOT23 and SC70 packages.
United Launch Alliance will fly 3D-printed flight hardeware parts on its rockets starting next year with the Atlas V. The company's Vulcan next-gen launch vehicle will have more than 100 production parts made with 3D printing. The main driver? Parts consolidation and 57% lower production costs.
The new small-form-factor EZ-BLE PRoC (Programmable Radio on Chip) module is a derivative of the existing PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution. The EZ-BLE PRoC module integrates the programmability and ARM Cortex-M0 core of the PRoC BLE, two crystals, an onboard chip antenna, a metal shield, and passive components.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
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