Resolving the global semiconductor shortage
According to Deloitte, we can expect the global shortage of semiconductor chips to continue as supply catches up with rising demand. Manufacturing these chips requires highly controlled manufacturing conditions where noise, vibration and dust are kept to a minimum.
Thermal behaviour of DC motors
During the continuous operation of DC motors, power losses occur to conserve energy. Ronak Samani, Technical Engineer at maxon UK and Ireland, provides an analytical explanation of the thermodynamic response and details the significance behind the thermal parameters listed in maxon DC motor datasheets.
MIT’s pneumatic, knitted gloves
MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) researchers have introduced an assistive knitted glove that grants wearers a reinforced hand grip using the sensing and feedback of pneumatic actuator technology.
Solid state relays packaged in a single housing
In stock now at distributor Mouser Electronics are the Potter & Brumfield SSR3 three-phase solid state relays from TE Connectivity.
Passive and electromechanical elements from Panasonic
Panasonic products can be found in numerous parts of the TME catalogue – from simple to complex components of automation systems. This article will provide an overview of the former: basic, passive, and electromechanical components that stand out for their high durability and precise manufacturing.
SP4T switch cuts cost of high-power RF designs
Menlo Micro has introduced a new single-pole/four-throw (SP4T) DC-to-6 GHz switch that provides what is claimed as best-in-class performance, reliability and integration for 5G network infrastructure, test and measurement equipment, and other high-power RF switching applications.
Nidec's commander S and marshal
Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, is launching a member to the commander family of drives and an app named Marshal.
Linear vibration motors with smallest-class diameters
Nidec Corporation announced that it has developed a series of linear vibration motors with smallest-class diameters in the world (the “CA series”).
Virgin Hyperloop: the solution to rising emissions
Air cargo traffic is expected to more than double and the world freighter fleet is forecast to grow by 75% over the next 20 years, significantly impacting emissions. The solution could be Virgin Hyperloop, a futuristic train service promising a new era of travel.
Vishay Intertechnology AEC-Q200 qualified actuator
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a AEC-Q200 qualified customisable haptic feedback actuator offering 12V operation for LCD displays, touchscreens, and touch switches in automotive applications.