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IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Completes One of its Most Success Events in Conference History

February 16, 2012 10:32 am | by Posted by: Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, the premier international conference dedicated to communications technologies worldwide, recently concluded one of the most successful events in its 54-year history as nearly 2,500 scientists, government officials and academics in Houston, Texas attended over 1,400 presentations dedicated to real-world engineering, telecommunications and IT business system innovations.

The ECN Roundtable - The State of the Mil-Aero Market

February 16, 2012 10:13 am | Articles | Comments

The roundtable this month deals with the state of military and aerospace applications and their demands. The question is: "What do you think will make the greatest impact on the military electronics community in 2012?"

U.S. eyes growing global cooperation on satellites

February 16, 2012 5:58 am | by Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters | News | Comments

The United States, in a review of future satellite needs, is examining opportunities to increase international collaboration and orders from commercial providers, a senior U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday.


LDRA Opens Division Dedicated to Comprehensive Certification Services

February 16, 2012 5:23 am | News | Comments

LDRA has created LDRA Certification Services (LCS), a division devoted to helping customers develop certification-ready products.

Obama wants $2.1 billion for NASA's Florida spaceport

February 15, 2012 9:09 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's proposed 2013 budget for NASA boosts spending at the Kennedy Space Center, which bore the brunt of job layoffs at the end of the space shuttle program last year, the center director said on Tuesday.

Johnson Controls wins $34 million contract for energy efficiency projects at U.S. Army's Fort Buchanan

February 15, 2012 8:53 am | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army announced a federal contract for energy efficiency improvements at Fort Buchanan and U.S. Army Reserve Centers in Puerto Rico.

Frequency Electronics to Acquire 100 Percent Ownership of Elcom Technologies, Inc.

February 13, 2012 6:38 am | News | Comments

Frequency Electronics Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase all capital stock not previously owned by Frequency of Elcom Technologies, Inc. This agreement is subject to closing, which is anticipated this week. Frequency owns approximately 25 percent of the

ESA's Mars Express radar gives strong evidence for former Mars ocean

February 10, 2012 4:53 am | News | Comments

ESA's Mars Express has returned strong evidence for an ocean once covering part of Mars. Using radar, it has detected sediments reminiscent of an ocean floor within the boundaries of previously identified, ancient shorelines on Mars.


Sofradir grabs top spot as supplier of a key class of advanced infrared products to military and space

February 9, 2012 10:33 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announced today that it has secured the world market leadership with more than 25 per cent market share in volume for supplying second generation Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT/HgCdTe) infrared detectors to the military and space...

NASA confident in Russia despite space accidents

February 6, 2012 8:46 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

Despite a spate of Russian space accidents last year, NASA remains confident in its partner's ability to fly crew and cargo to the International Space Station, the program manager said on Thursday.

PC-104 DC-DC Power Supply Provides a 10 V to 50 V Input Range, Extended Temp Operation

February 3, 2012 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced two new PC-104 wide input range, DC/DC power supplies. The input voltage range for the units is from 10 V to 50 VDC which allows them to work with 12-V, 24-V, or 48-V battery operated or distributed DC power systems.

Dynamic Signal Analyzers Feature 625 ksamples-sec Data Rates

February 2, 2012 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

VTI Instruments introduced its Sentinel EX Series of “Smart” Dynamic Signal analyzers (DSA). This series features measurement performance of 625 ksamples/sec/channel data rates, true differential inputs with

OHB confirms won Galileo satellite contract from EU

February 2, 2012 7:32 am | News | Comments

Germany's OHB AG confirmed it won a 250 million euro ($330 million) contract to build eight satellites for the European Union's Galileo navigation system.


Globalstar Customers Reaping Benefits of New Second-Generation Satellites

February 1, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

Globalstar announced its commercial and recreational customers are experiencing significant improvements in Globalstar's satellite telephone service. The enhancements to Globalstar's service is the result of the company's recently deployed second-generation satellites...

Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Sensors Division Selects LynuxWorks LynxOS RTOS for UK AWACS

January 25, 2012 9:31 am | News | Comments

LynuxWorks announced that the Mission Systems and Sensors Division (MS2) of Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, has selected the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and Luminosity Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for use in conjunction with the United Kingdom (UK) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).

Design Talk Live: Johnson Controls to improve energy efficiency at Fort Bliss

January 25, 2012 6:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this edition of Design Talk Live!, ECN's Technical Editor, Jason Lomberg, chats with Mark Wagner, Vice President of Government Relations at Johnson Controls, about the company's new project and other initiatives.

Mouser Electronics to Sponsor NASA In-Flight Interactive Event

January 24, 2012 11:16 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announced its plans to sponsor a NASA In-Flight Education Downlink designed to inform and entertain students. The unique event is scheduled for January 31.

The Tinker's Toolbox - An Exclusive Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 24, 2012 6:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to  astrophysicist, technology evangelist, and futurist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

OpenVPX Mini ATR Provides Flexibility in a Small Form Factor

January 23, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers the 3U VPX Mini ATR in a rugged OpenVPX platform designed for use in harsh environments where SWaP is critical.

Contour Energy Systems signs strategic investment and technology development agreement with IQT

January 17, 2012 12:03 pm | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems today announced the signing of a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

ON Semiconductor Receives Trusted Foundry and Broker Accreditations

January 17, 2012 6:31 am | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor has been granted Category 1A Trusted Foundry accreditation for its Pocatello, Idaho, ‘Fab 10', and Gresham, Oregon, facilities. The Trusted Foundry Program is a Department of Defense (DOD) project to accredit trusted...

Global Broadband Satellite Communications Service for the Maritime Market Launched

January 13, 2012 4:29 am | News | Comments

Iridium Communications and KVH Industries announced an agreement to offer a fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market.

Luso Announces Distribution Deal for High-rel Switches, Keycaps From Veetronix

January 10, 2012 1:44 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Luso Electronics Distribution has announced its has become the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for the Veetronix range of switches and keycaps. Based in Nebraska, Veetronix is a manufacturer of highly reliable keyboard and panel-mount switches for various markets, including

CWCDS Receives CMMI Maturity Level 3 Appraisal from SEI

January 10, 2012 1:36 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., has announced that its Santa Clarita, CA business operation, formerly Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, was officially appraised at Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 on January 6, 2012 by the SEI, Carnegie Mellon University. 

Intel and Plessey Sign Licensing and Warrant Agreements

January 10, 2012 10:58 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has agreed to a product licensing agreement with Intel Corporation and a share warrant agreement with Intel Capital. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Plessey will be licensed to manufacture, sell and support a select number of products in Intel's digital tuner portfolio. The warrant agreement is for

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