TopoR is a topological PCB autorouter that is claimed to meet or exceed proficient manual routing quality. Its mathematical algorithms not only reduce the overall design time but also improve the electromagnetic compatibility of the resulting boards.
Hammond Electronics has extended its 1551 family of miniature general-purpose ABS enclosures by adding shallower versions of the existing rectangular version, introducing new square plan sizes in two heights and adding flanged lids which are now available for all plan sizes.
By combining electronic and mechanical testing through mounting the board under test in a cantilevered or two-support beam position and subjecting it to an oscillating force, important reliability information can be gained and incipient failure modes; eg, track breakage, SMD and pin joint failures revealed.
Tenrod's optoelectronic solutions comprise 3 and 5 mm panel light pipe series for surface mounted or through-hole LEDs. The series enables PCBs to be placed directly behind panels while transmitting with good brightness even using general purpose LEDs.