Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX12005, the industry’s first 8 x 4 satellite IF switch IC that is expandable to allow up to 16 satellite signals. Highly integrated, the MAX12005 is flexible and adaptable for a wide range of space-constrained, satellite IF distribution and multiswitch applications.
An Air Force/SBIR effort--conducted by MZA Associates Corporation--developed an adaptive control method that can be incorporated into any wavefront control processor that doubles the laser irradiance delivered to targets from the laser system.
Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of New Mexico discovered a way to synthesize specific peptide sequences that bind metal nanoparticles to a virus.
China held the first test flight of its fifth-generation J-20 fighter today. Lifting off at 12:50:08 local time (04:50:08 GMT), the Chengdu J-20 recorded a flight time of about 18 minutes. This can’t be overstated—the J-20 could seriously alter the balance of power in the Pacific. When Secretary Gates capped the F-22 Raptor at 187 planes, it was based on the presumption that the era of conventional warfare was over.
During 2010 there were a number of legislative developments that will have impact on design engineers and the electronics industry the world over. The debate around the scope of the so called RoHS recast has had many twists and turns over the last year.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. expanded its family of GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials to include preformed gaskets for multi-face aircraft applications such as hole liners, flange joints, fastener seals, and galley or restroom hard-mounts. These lightweight, non-hazardous gaskets ensure
Tektronix, Inc. expanded its spectrum and vector signal analysis offerings with the introduction of the RSA5000 Series Signal Analyzer. The series is appropriate for spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. Featuring advanced
The launch of a European Ariane rocket carrying two satellites was postponed because of strong winds high above French Guiana on Tuesday, space officials said.
President Dmitry Medvedev fired two senior Russian space officials Wednesday over the loss of three navigation satellites that crashed into the sea this month.
Germany will create a new cyber-warfare defense center next year to fight off espionage attacks, the German interior ministry said. "We plan to create a so-called 'National Cyber-Defense Center' in 2011," a spokesman told reporters on Monday.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency offered Christmas and New Year's greetings to all people on Earth from the orbital outpost on Dec. 21 as they flew...
The Stuxnet virus that has infected Iran’s nuclear installations may have been behind the decommissioning of 1,000 centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility earlier this year, according to a new analysis of the malicious software.
The Navy made history on December 18 when it launched its first rollercoaster, er, aircraft, using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) technology. The F/A-18 Super Hornet, piloted by Lt. Daniel Radocaj, was launched from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst, N.J.
In this week’s episode of “The Ben Heck Show,” Ben and element14 salute the troops with a military-grade portable gaming system designed for a couple working with the military overseas.
Officials with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., have completed their sustainment software release for the GPS operational control segment ground system ahead of schedule.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies offers an Enhanced Performance SMA connector series (EPSMA) that provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. These connectors are tuned to provide ultra low VSWR to 27 GHz (typically 1.15:1). This product offering consists of
A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed.
MegaPhase cables have contributed to the first and only asteroid dust capture from space. Japanese scientists confirmed their Hayabusa space probe, equipped with MegaPhase's GrooveTube cable assemblies. The seven year mission captured particles from the asteroid Itokawa...
AVX Corporation has expanded its stacked, surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) product offering to include the highest capacitance for a given MLCC package. Designated the RH Series, the range extension features 50V and 100V devices...
ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its circular connector product offering to include a lightweight, small form-factor version that offers significant space savings for handheld devices. Designated the Nemesis Series, the miniature circular connectors provide full 360 degree EMI shielding...
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has announced the availability of the XMC-603, its new rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553 XMC interface module. The XMC-603 mezzanine module speeds and simplifies the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553...
Vectron International announced its new 508-series of small, low G-sensitivity clocks and oscillators. All 508 series products include a rugged 4-point mount crystal, ideal for low G-sensitivity military, industrial and other harsh environment applications.
SIE Computing Solutions, Inc, introduced a 3U seven-slot CompactPCI benchtop chassis. This latest addition to the SIE 505 Series is a configurable enclosure solution for systems in embedded telecommunications, military, and test and measurement applications. This
Today’s commercial avionics, military and space electronics need higher performance while decreasing size, weight and cost. The power supply is a key determining factor in the final system size, weight, and thermal design.
Dissipation of the heat generated by increasingly powerful satellite electronics presents inherent challenges. Today’s satellite applications, especially in the military sector, demand increasingly powerful functionality and a wider variety of electronics...