MEP EP#349: Connector Catalogs

Podcast Notes

November 5, 2022 – Extra Life

  • Haven’t had a chance to work on this yet
  • Going to stream working on it?

Adventures in injection molding

  • PINNACLE 5112C3
  • 8% haze – this is pretty low. Any lower and it would be considered “clear”
  • Low melt flow, excellent processability – Voids
  • Two ways to create diffusion
    • Haze
    • Surface Texture

Jeep Prop Fan 

  • Half bridges for each output
  • Current sensing
    • INA219
  • Inputs
    • Found a product that will do the thermocouples on canbus
    • Instead of that crazy LTC2986 chip
      • Just expose an ADC 0-5V 
  • Connectors are the hardest part of this project so far
    • Dictate the entire specifications

RFAB2 Lab – an expansion of the RFAB1 Lab

  • Sept. 29, TI announcedt began initial chip production at RFAB2, a new 300-mm analog wafer lab in Richardson, TX
  • 300 analog fab
    • digital isolator
    • Ethernet transceiver
    • brushless DC motor driver
    • digital-to-analog converter
  • 100M units/day within a few years


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!