Molex Inc.'s Quick Mate Duplex (QMD) LC Optical Connector is a ruggedized connector solution
that includes a one-step, push-pull configuration that can be mated directly to
Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers. Featuring a durable
latching system, the QMD provides an automated solution for positive mating of
the LC connector to the SFP transceiver in applications, including Remote Radio
Heads or Closed Circuit TV. The solution is IP67 environmentally sealed,
ensuring moisture and dust protection in harsh environments. The QMD eliminates
the need for multiple steps to mate the internal LC duplex connector,
simplifying installation and maintenance.
Features for field installation:
design reduces potential damage to the optical connector due to impact with a
Z-axis travel of the internal LC connector for proper mating to the SFP optical
transceiver over a wide mounting tolerance.
and lightweight thermoplastic housing withstands extreme temperatures up to
design accommodates both multimode and single-mode fiber.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.
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.