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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.

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.

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