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Power user conference to highlight operational energy innovation

April 3, 2012 10:21 am | by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest, PEO C3T | News | Comments

Supplying tactical electric power to the battlefield in a reliable, energy-efficient way is a key goal of the Department of Defense's Project Manager Mobile Electric Power and the focus of an upcoming Users' Conference.

Flexible COTS integrated subsystem functions out of the box

April 3, 2012 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. now offers the compact RediBuilt rugged COTS computer that boots and executes a real-time operating system right out of the box. This flexible computer can accommodate either Intel or Freescale processors...

May 2012: Military & Aerospace

April 3, 2012 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue discusses military electronics, including how OEMs are adapting to DoD budget cuts. Senior Technical Editor Jon Titus summarizes his experience at Design West, while Executive Editor Chris Warner editorializes about Apple in “The human price point for electronics.”

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High-Power IR Emitters Tout Very Uniform Optical Beam

April 2, 2012 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode introduced the second product in the super-high-power series of gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) infrared (IR) emitters, the OD-110W. Featuring a very uniform optical beam, the new device is

Triaxial Connectors Are Weatherproof

April 2, 2012 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has extended its range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors. Two new families of Triax connectors are now available; the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling. These connectors are

Complete Embedded Radar Acquisition and Scan Conversion System Resides on a Single VME Card

March 26, 2012 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has announced the availability of SoftScan/1905, its new integrated embedded Radar Acquisition and Scan Conversion system that combines the company’s SoftScan radar scan conversion software and a

Hyperabrupt Varactor Diodes Suit VCO, Phase Noise and Voltage Tuned Filter Applications

March 26, 2012 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduced three miniature 0402 hyperabrupt varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise and voltage-tuned filter applications. These discrete, small form factor devices are offered in a low profile plastic surface mount technology package where

Behlman receives follow-on order for COTS Power Supplies used by the US Navy for airborne missions

March 26, 2012 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Behlman Electronics has received an additional order for a quantity of its Model 00389 COTS power supplies for U.S. Navy’s airborne anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems.

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Wireless Communications Toolkit Enables Wireless Protocol Creation for Almost Every App

March 14, 2012 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lime Microsystems has announced a Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit that allows developers to create wireless protocols of almost any complexity with ease. The Toolkit comprises

DC-DC Converter Provides Zero Cross Regulation Error

March 12, 2012 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT Inc. is offering a new dual output 15-W DC-DC converterwith no cross regulation error. Suited for use in commercial avionics, military avionics, and other critical reliability power systems, the new DVAB Series is a

Precision Adapters Tout Metrology Grade Performance at Commercial Grade Price

March 7, 2012 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Southwest Microwave, Inc. (SMI) announced a full range of precision adapters, both within-series and between-series, encompassing SMA, SMA to N, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm to 2.40 mm, 2.92 mm to 2.40 mm, SSMA to 2.40 mm, and 2.40 mm. The offering includes

VPX: The state of the ecosystem

March 1, 2012 10:22 am | by Gregory Powers, Market Development Manager, Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity | Articles | Comments

High-speed processing requires generous bandwidth from the board level to the I/O. VPX, with a backplane connector system supporting 6.25 Gb/s in a switched fabric architecture, is the latest generation of embedded computer systems.

Resistor Networks Include Screen-Test Flow for EEE-INST-002, MIL-PRF-83401 Compliance

February 27, 2012 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group; Vishay; VPG; resistor; hermetically sealed resistor; hermetically sealed precision resistor; foil resistor; Vishay Foil Resistors; VFR; resistor network; hermetically sealed resistor network; ; precision resistor; EEE-INST-002; MIL-PRF-83401

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Connectors Address Transportation Challenges with IP69K Sealing and Vibration Resistance

February 27, 2012 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed the APD Series transportation connectors specifically to overcome harsh environments commonly found in heavy transportation applications. Sealed to IP67/IP69K specifications (with

PXI Power Matrix Series Adds 5-A and 10-A Models

February 27, 2012 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI power matrices with the introduction of the 40-549 and 40-551. The 40-549 5-A matrix is available in a variety of 32 and 64 crosspoint configurations with

3U OpenVPX Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Board Includes FMC Site

February 24, 2012 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interface Concept introduced the IC-FEP-VPX3b, a 3U OpenVPX front-end processing board with a flexible Virtex-6 FPGA and a FMC site (VITA 57.1). The board is suitable for applications such as radar, sonar, electronic warfare, imaging and communications by offering

Video Management System Routs Up to 18 Video Inputs to 12 Video Outputs Over Standard Ethernet Network

February 22, 2012 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has introduced a new approach for deployed platform video management. The new VRD1-CC integrates switching, recording and network distribution of

Congress Opens Market for Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 22, 2012 11:52 am | by Paul Dempsey, Senior Correspondent, Footwasher Media | Articles | Comments

Buried deep in this month’s controversial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding bill, passed by the Senate in an unusually bipartisan 75-20 vote were provisions to boost commercial potential for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Assuming President Obama’s signature, the four-year $63B budget bill mandates the FAA to

Seven-inch Display Touts Desirable SWaP-C, High Integration

February 22, 2012 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

IEE, Inc. offers a rugged 7" browser control display unit (B-CDU) that offers exceptional SWaP-C properties with enhanced graphics capabilities. The new, low cost display combines low power consumption of only

Powerstax Appoint Wavelength Electronics as UK Manufacturers Representative for MIL Power Solutions

February 22, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

Powerstax, one of Europe's leading value-added power solutions manufacturers, has added Kent based Wavelength Electronics Limited to its global network of sales representatives to ensure its UK customers get a fast response to all their power conversion requirements from a highly experienced and technically able source. Established in 1992 Wavelength Electronics is a 

Swarm constellation heads north

February 17, 2012 5:52 am | News | Comments

The three satellites that make up ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission were presented to the media today. Following a demanding testing programme, the satellites were displayed in the cleanroom before they are shipped to Russia for their July launch.

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.

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