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Crimp Force Monitoring Improves Crimp Quality

Crimp connection technology is widely used in the electrical and electronics industry. Compared to alternative means of making interconnections, advantages include excellent electrical performance and high mechanical reliability, assuming that the crimping operation is carried out correctly ...

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Higher Performance Connectors Meet Stressful Applications

Rapidly changing demands and designs in product performance and electrical integrity are having effects on electronic connector systems. Connector requirements and designs are changing with smaller and more portable electronics designs in aerospace, defense, and other stress-filled ...

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OLED Switches Dominate in Electronic Device Design: Why and When to Use them

Display technology has become a battleground for top-of-the-line devices. From flat-screen televisions to handheld gaming systems, major manufacturers have debated the merits of

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Phosphors Expand the Addressable Market for LEDs

Phosphors are critical to the future of light-emitting-diode (LED) applications since they can impact LED lighting quality in very fundamental ways. Phosphors can support wide ranges of color lighting. In addition to combining blue LEDs with yellow phosphors to create green shades ...

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Shrinking MEMS Devices Continue to Find New Markets

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology at times is a solution in search of a problem. But this unique design approach has shown benefits as part of components serving applications as far and wide as audio to optical components and MEMS components and modules continue to establish ...

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Thick-Film and Thin-Film Resistors — Which Is Better?

Georg Simon Ohm, began experimenting with the new electrochemical cell (battery) invented by Alessandro Volta in the 1820s. Ohm discovered direct proportionality between the voltage applied across a conductor and the resulting electric current, in a relationship (voltage = current ...

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