JST Corp.'s new SFH Series Wire-to-Board Crimp
Style Connector is a compact, low-profile connector with both polarization and a
secure friction locking device to ensure reliable contact in low-current, low-voltage
conditions. They have a 1.8 mm (0.071 inch) pitch and side entry mated heights
of only 3.0 mm (0.118 inch).
SFH Series is available in a two circuit size. Contacts are tin-plated over a
phosphor bronze base material and accommodate a wide range of 22 to 30AWG.
Current is rated at 4A ac/dc (using 22 or 24 AWG) at 350V ac/dc. Temperature
range is - 25to 85C (including temperature rise in applying
electrical current). Socket housing is 94V-O-rated thermoplastic resin material
and is notched on one side for ease in locating the pin one position. Available
in side-entry only (right-angle) mounting configuration, the RoHS-complaint,
fully shrouded headers feature insertion guides for easy and secure mating. SMT
headers are provided on embossed tape for automatic insertion equipment. Hand
press, pneumatic press and high volume automatic machines are available for ID
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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.