Elma Electronic Inc.'sStyleBox now offers
recessed front-card mounting which helps EMC by allowing a solid or perforated
panel to fully enclose any plug-in boards. The extra space in the front of the
box also allows for protecting electrical or optical connectors. Elma also
lengthened the rear feet of the enclosure so that there would be more room for
any components that may protrude from the back of the unit. The rubber
feet prevent the enclosure from scratching desktops and they provide more
Type 15 enclosure has 51 different sizes and a flexible design allowing it to
convert to a portable tower. The standard sizes of the new Type 15 enclosure
range from 2U to 7U high and widths of 42 HP, 63 HP, and 84 HP. The StyleBox
saves manufacturing and assembly time. The modular design has push-on
extrusions which allow easy installation and mounting of PCBs, panels,
hardware, etc. The versatile enclosure allows Eurocard-based mounting for
architectures such as VME, VME64x or CompactPCI. Or, the enclosure can be used
as an instrument case where typically one PCB is mounted to the case floor or
slides within the extrusion rails.
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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