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KRYTAR announces the continued expansion of its line of directional couplers with the addition of two new models offering high performance over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 2.0 to 40.0 GHz, each in a single, compact and lightweight package.
The United Kingdom’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded IBM with a contract that will help it gain greater insight and intelligence in relation to its entire property portfolio. DIO, an operational arm of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), is responsible for the management of some 4,000 separate sites....
NASA is looking for new ideas on what to do with two space telescopes left over from a once-secret U.S. spy satellite program.The U.S. space agency asked the scientific community on Tuesday for its input into possible missions for a pair of space telescopes donated last year to NASA by the National Reconnaissance Office
Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces Mil-Temp versions of its Micro-ACE TE and Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 BGA packages for use in extended temperature applications. These versions are offered in addition to the standard temperature components and share the same dimensions and pinout configurations.
Excelsys announces the release of their ruggedized XF Series of 400~1,000 Watt field-configurable AC/DC power supplies intended for harsh environments including Mil-COTS applications. The power chassis of the new XF family of are rated from 400W to 1000W in a package measuring 10.55 x 5.00 x 1.59”.
ADLINK Technology presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB. The Express-IB is a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays.
Two veterans of the International Space Station will return for an experimental year-long stay aboard the orbital outpost, a test run for future missions to the moon, asteroids and Mars, NASA said on Monday. Former U.S. space shuttle pilot and station commander Scott Kelly, 48, who last flew in 2011,
Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years.Prominent planners and builders say now is the time to think big to shield the city's core: a 5-mile barrier blocking the entryway to New York Harbor, an archipelago of man-made islets
Outgassing — the physical process that creates that oh-so-alluring new car smell — isn't healthy for humans and, as it turns out, not particularly wholesome for sensitive satellite instruments, either. But a team of NASA engineers has created a new way to protect those instruments from its ill effects.
For high power EMI filtering applications, where high current ratings are required, Syfer Technology has announced the SLV range of DC and AC feedthrough capacitors rated at 200A. This complements the extension to the existing SLG range rated at 100A. Typical applications for both ranges are considered to be IT servers....
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announces the ELMM-457SURCB/A3, a high performance, easy to use through-hole dot matrix display driven by packaged IC. Each display can be directly interfaced with a microprocessor. The serial IC interface allows the display of 104 built-in characters and 24 custom
RFMW announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s T1G6003028-FL, DC – 6GHz GaN transistor offering 30W P3dB at 6GHz and up to 40W P3dB midband. Gain at P3dB is >11dB requiring half the power from a driver stage compared to some competitors. Linear gain is >14dB.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) adds variable voltage programmability to the BU-67210F/I/T one to four channel MIL-STD-1553 AceXtreme PMC, PCI, and cPCI/PXI Card family to create a feature-rich and highly dynamic test, simulation, and verification tool.
A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on Monday, safely delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint aboard the International Space Station.The Soyuz TMA-05M capsule, carrying Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. .
AVX Corporation has expanded its range of surface mount switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors to include the new SMM Series (switch mode max capacitance) stacked MLC capacitors, which incorporate the “High K” Super X7R dielectric. Featuring high dielectric constant (K), the capacitors provide
Military drone technology, which has revolutionized warfare over the last decade, will be ready for civilian use within four years and could create a market worth more than $400 billion.That's the prediction from a UK research project backed by the government and top aerospace companies hoping
GAIA Converter releases a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. Uniquely compact, the 155-480V input voltage range MGDS-175-S is ideal for 270V applications such as those with MIL-STD-704E/F requirements....
IQD’s new CFPS-115 crystal clock oscillator offers two key features; low phase noise and low current consumption. At 40.0MHz the phase noise performance is -80dBc/Hz at 10Hz offset and -145dBc/Hz at 1kHz offset, figures which are around 5dBc better than similar design parts.
China plans to launch its Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in early June 2013, one of the senior officials in charge of the manned space program said on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The launch marks another step forward in Beijing's ambitions for a bigger presence
On the cusp of Veteran’s Day, I’m reminded that a disproportionate number of our friends and colleagues served in the military. And that makes me proud to work in this industry. ECN — and her parent company, Advantage Business Media — is no exception. You can’t swing a dead cat (or give a resounding Hoooah!) without hitting a veteran.
New Zealand's government said Friday that it would not sign on for a second stage of the Kyoto Protocol climate treaty, a stance that angered environmentalists and political opponents. The announcement came the same day that Australia said it would stay the course and commit to "Kyoto 2."
In October, we asked you for your words of wisdom for a brand-new design engineer and boy, did you guys have advice in spades. The responses we received were so good in fact, we’ve decided to open up our December Roundtable to our faithful readers in hopes that you can offer more words of wisdom.
An Anglo-German team of astronomers has discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun at just the right distance for an Earth-like climate that could support life. The team actually found three new planets orbiting the star 44 light years away, but only one of them is in the so-called Goldilocks Zone, the band around a sun where temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist.
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