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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

cPCI Boards with 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 Processors Suit Harsh Environments

January 10, 2012 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced two rugged 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor technology. The boards are available in two ruggedization levels, the rugged air-cooled Kontron CP6003-RA for installations that

2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Curtiss-Wright Controls Forms Defense Solutions Group

January 10, 2012 7:11 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced the launch of its new Defense Solutions business group, the Defense and Aerospace market's largest supplier dedicated to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and open standards solutions. The new Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) organization, headquartered in Ashburn, VA, integrates the business operations of the Company's former Electronic Systems and Embedded Computing business units. 

Elma Receives AS9100 Rev C Certification on First Audit

January 10, 2012 6:03 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc., a leading supplier of embedded products and systems solutions built on open standards-based platforms like VME, VPX, CompactPCI and ATCA, has received AS 9100 Rev C certification on its first audit through SAI Global, an internationally-recognized independent auditor of industry regulations, such as ISO. 

RF Chip Inductors Address MIL-PRF-83446

January 10, 2012 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for power and radio frequency applications, announced that the company recently achieved qualification to the military’s MIL-PRF-83446 (/36A and /37A) for

MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Module Series Offers Plus-minus 5-g Model

January 9, 2012 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the recent introduction of a ±5 g model to its 2210 Series. Designed to support a variety of lower frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test and measurement requirements, the low-noise, single-axis model

NASA probes reach moon for gravity-mapping mission

January 6, 2012 9:34 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

Two robotic probes began orbiting the moon Sunday in preparation for an unprecedented mission to map the lunar interior.

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