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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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....
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'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...
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.
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....
When you think about testing, you’re probably picturing a bench with the component and a few related tools. However, when you work for NASA and you’re testing an observatory for space, it’s a little bit of a different situation. This is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, to its friends), which is being prepared for its launch on September 6.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor wideband GaN on SiC transistors. The TriQuint T1G4012036-FL is a 120 W peak (24 W avg.) (P3dB) discrete transistor in a flange package while the TriQuint T1G4012036-FS provides an earless configuration.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're catching asteroids, detecting dirty Fords, printing rocket engine components, and shocking Facebook users for deviant behavior. This episode features: During the asteroid redirect mission, the Orion spacecraft and crew would launch atop the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket.
Thermacore was recently selected by NASA Space Technology’s Game Changing Development Program to have one of its unique thermal management concepts evaluated for potential use in future spacecraft. NASA’s Game Changing Development Program released a solicitation to the nation to help solve a challenging spacecraft thermal management issue....
Team Tobyhanna is helping connect Soldiers to cutting-edge technology, which gives leaders the ability to soundlessly maneuver and track a unit's movements on the battlefield using a handheld device. Several shops here are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.
A massive rocket carrying a spy satellite for the U.S. government launched from the central California coast Wednesday. The Delta IV Heavy rocket soared off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and sped toward low-Earth orbit, officials at United Launch Alliance said.
Throughout the world, military and aerospace engineers are focused on new design efforts to not only modernize existing operations, but at the same time, miniaturize these efforts and electronics to improve flexibility and portability as well as overall survivability in the field.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner made its first appearance in Washington this week and is scheduled for delivery to Air New Zealand in 2013. The Jetsurf Board is a gas-powered surfboard that can move at up 35 mph. It has a 100-cc gas engine, and the board is made from carbon fiber and Kevlar.
Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of development kits for a 3.3V, 10Mbit/sec EBR-1553 solution. The kits include all necessary hardware, software (including source code) and feature Holt’s HI-6140, an integrated terminal designed for Enhanced Bit Rate 10Mbps MIL-STD-1553 or MIL-STD-1760 applications....
Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new Digital Pressure Sensors with CANopen, Model DPS, are rugged, all-welded, provide consistent performance in harsh environments, and can be used in a wide range of demanding applications like transportation, process control, factory automation, medical equipment systems, and aerospace test and research.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're building armadillo cars, crashing helicopters, landing the Grasshopper, and testing the first practical flying car. This episode features: NASA researchers plan to drop a 45-foot CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter fuselage from 30 feet to test improved seats and advance experimental techniques and crash worthiness data.
Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem that aborted the countdown 19 seconds before it was supposed to blast off. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency official Yuko Hoshikawa said an automatic countdown...