The ultimate patch panel, complete with transmitting standards, and all the good stuff for broadcast testing. Hope these guys hit a home run with this product; it looks like it could save RF test engineers big money!
This looks like a very cool solution to what could otherwise be a very complex test set up. Being compact is a nice bonus. If I understand the design correctly, it looks like its modular approach would allow it to be customized to specific product needs - making it both flexible and also giving it a degree of cost effectiveness by allowing the user to purchase only what they need, with the ability to upgrade later if required.
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.