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Modular connector series addresses the rugged environmental requirements of the defense and commercial aviation markets

September 27, 2013 1:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Smiths Connectors announced the rollout of its IDI Dovetail modular connector series. Dovetail, the latest entry in the company’s wide array of interconnect products, is a new and innovative interconnect solution that has been developed to address the rugged environmental requirements of the defense and commercial aviation markets....

This drone will make sure you’re never lost again

September 27, 2013 12:10 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

You know that moment when you’re walking around say, a college campus, and suddenly realize you’re horribly lost and all the buildings of ivy-covered bricks look exactly the same? Yeah, me neither, but apparently it happens a lot at MIT because they’ve developed a drone to make sure you’re always on the right path.

Photos of the Day: Water for future Mars astronauts?

September 27, 2013 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Within its first three months on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover saw a surprising diversity of soils and sediments along a half-kilometer route that tell a complex story about the gradual desiccation of the Red Planet. Perhaps most notable among findings from the ChemCam team is that all of the dust and fine soil contains small amounts of water.

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Test set designed for legacy aircraft employing smart weapons

September 26, 2013 4:49 pm | Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Marvin Test Solutions (formerly known as Geotest-Marvin Test Systems) is bridging the critical test gap that exists in 4th generation aircraft with its MTS-3060 SmartCan, a universal O-level aircraft armament test set for legacy aircraft employing smart weapons.

Engineering Update #26: Apple's latest security failure

September 26, 2013 1:53 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Skyworks Solutions. In this week's headlines: The security concerns about the iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner appear to be legitimate with the first report of hackers beating the system.

NASA declares end to Deep Impact comet mission

September 25, 2013 9:40 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A spacecraft that gave scientists their first peek into a comet's icy interior will explore no more, NASA said Friday. The space agency declared an end to the Deep Impact spacecraft after it unexpectedly fell silent. Engineers tried for a month to regain contact, but lost hope.

Microwave/RF assemblies optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications

September 24, 2013 3:59 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications. The durable construction of the Type 5G Series of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies provides outstanding shielding effectiveness and ensures reliable signal integrity....

US experts: NKorea can likely build key nuke parts

September 24, 2013 12:07 pm | by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need for imports that had been one of the few ways outsiders could monitor the country's secretive atomic work, according to evidence gathered by two American experts.

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China criticizes Japan for military radar plans

September 23, 2013 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China criticized Japan on Monday for its plans to install a cutting-edge U.S. military radar system to monitor North Korean missile launches, saying that could impact regional stability and upset the strategic balance. The X-band radar system would boost Japan's ability to track and intercept missiles from across the Sea of Japan.

HEW DC/DC series offers a power rating of 150W

September 20, 2013 12:48 pm | Calex Mfg | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. announces the availability of the 150W HEW DC/DC series.  The HEW Series has a wide 4:1 input range, 9 to 36VDC and 18 to 75VDC.  Output voltages are 3.3, 5, 12, 15, and 24VDC.  All models are isolated input to output.  The power rating of the HEW is 150W.

Engineering Newswire 56: Scorpion jet prototype is tactically practical

September 20, 2013 9:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, we're wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer's dream and an engineer's nightmare. This episode features....

China willing to open space station to foreigners

September 18, 2013 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China is willing to open its future space station to foreign astronauts and even train them for such missions, a Chinese astronaut said. China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, was quoted by the official China Daily newspaper on Wednesday as saying China had received many such requests during the course of building a permanent station to be completed in 2020.

Power transistor delivers industry’s highest reliability rating and lowest pulse droop

September 17, 2013 9:22 am | M/A-Com Technology Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced a new ceramic GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for avionics applications. The MAGX-001090-600L00 is a gold-metalized, matched GaN on Silicon Carbide, RF power transistor optimized for pulsed avionics applications, such as secondary surveillance radar in air traffic control systems.

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Japan launches new, cheaper rocket

September 16, 2013 12:15 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan successfully launched a new rocket Saturday that it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space. The three-stage Epsilon lifted off from a space center on Japan's southern main island of Kyushu, following a two-week postponement. An earlier launch last month was aborted 19 seconds before a planned liftoff due to a computer glitch.

Right-angle connector qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications

September 16, 2013 10:24 am | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications. Traditional box right-angle connectors are often associated with poor VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) performance, particularly at frequencies approaching 18 GHz.

What's the best technique for temperature management of sensitive components?

September 16, 2013 9:13 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. For November 15, we're focusing on Temperature Management.  We know our readers have varied opinions and valuable experiences – now here’s a great opportunity to showcase them.

Insights into evolution of life on Earth from 1 of Saturn's moons

September 12, 2013 4:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Glimpses of the events that nurtured life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago are coming from an unlikely venue almost 1 billion miles away, according to the leader of an effort to understand Titan, one of the most unusual moons in the solar system.

Engineering Update #24: Virgin Galactic's SS2 hits Mach 1.43 and Elon Musk becomes Ironman

September 12, 2013 10:21 am | Videos | Comments

In this week Engineering Update brought to you by Mouser Electronics: SpaceShipTwo also known as SS2 broke its own speed and altitude records last week achieving an altitude of 69,000 feet and a maximum speed of Mach 1.43, which is 1,088 miles per hour.

NASA launches drones from Va. to study storms

September 11, 2013 11:46 am | by BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane's strength. The unmanned Global Hawk aircraft were designed to perform high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance and intelligence missions for the Air Force.

Power transistor offers a broad instantaneous bandwidth

September 10, 2013 2:28 pm | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the T1G6001032-SM, a ceramic packaged, 10W peak (P3dB) power transistor fabricated using TriQuint Semiconductor’s proven Gallium Nitride (GaN) production process.  Offering a broad instantaneous bandwidth afforded from TriQuint’s TQGaN25 process technology...

Advanced decoupling capacitors for aerospace applications

September 9, 2013 4:46 pm | by Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow, AVX | Articles | Comments

To keep pace with the ongoing technological advancements in the aerospace industry, electronics destined for use in aerospace applications must not only meet a stringent set of safety and reliability qualification requirements, but must also satisfy continual market pressures to provide maximum functionality....

Connectors meet latest aerospace cabin needs

September 9, 2013 2:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announces the new DEUTSCH 369 Series connectors. The DEUTSCH 369 series provides a range of high-reliability, lightweight, compact and cost-efficient connectors suited to harsh aerospace environments. This series is particularly suited to civil aerospace cabin systems applications.

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon

September 9, 2013 1:02 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast. But the LADEE spacecraft quickly ran into equipment trouble, and while NASA assured everyone early Saturday that the lunar probe was safe and on a perfect track...

SpaceShipTwo makes 2nd supersonic test flight

September 6, 2013 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing. The craft called SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 69,000 feet (21,030 meters) over California early Thursday after it was dropped from a carrier aircraft and its rocket was ignited for a 20-second burn.  

Power supply units provide a plug and play solution

September 6, 2013 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax plc announces the release of the MC1U series. Offered in 400W (MC1U-6A), 700W (MC1U-6B) and 1000W (MC1U-6C) versions, supporting a 47Hz to 440Hz input frequency range, these power supply units (PSUs) provide design engineers with a plug and play solution....

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