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High-voltage COTS Filters Perform over an Extended Temperature Range

May 18, 2011 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LCR Electronics now offers a line of single phase 300 VAC 50/60Hz COTS filters ideal for high reliability applications as found in the lighting, military and medical industries.

SFF-SIG Unveils RS-DIMM Rugged Memory Specification

May 18, 2011 5:44 am | News | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG), a collaboration of leading suppliers of embedded component, board and system technologies, announced the public availability of the new RS-DIMM Rugged Memory Specification.

SeaPAC R9 8.4-inch Touchscreen Computer Delivers RISC Performance with Extended Temperature Range

May 16, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications.

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ESA hands over keys to Soyuz launch site

May 11, 2011 10:55 am | News | Comments

The official ceremony marking ESA’s handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place today at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign.

Raging storms sweep away galactic gas

May 11, 2011 10:49 am | News | Comments

ESA’s Herschel infrared space observatory has detected raging winds of molecular gas streaming away from galaxies. Suspected for years, these outflows may have the power to strip galaxies of gas and halt star formation in its tracks.

Europe’s first EGNOS airport to guide down giant Beluga aircraft

May 11, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

Pau Pyrénées in southern France has become Europe’s first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal. Clermont-Ferrand Airport in central France is also set to start using EGNOS...

CryoSat Greenland camp receives royal guest

May 11, 2011 10:25 am | News | Comments

ESA's CryoSat team working on the Greenland ice sheet has been honoured with a visit from a Dutch delegation including HRH Prince of Orange. The visit is part of a tour to learn more about climate change in polar regions and consequences for the environment.

EPIC SBC Includes 1.66 GHZ Atom CPU, Supports Industrial Apps

May 9, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced their EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz ATOM-based single board computer (SBC). The device uses either the Intel ATOM single core N450 or dual core D510 processor combined with

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Tool Suite Provides Requirements to Object-Code Traceability

May 9, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has developed requirements-to-object–code traceability for its tool suite. In the safety-critical domain, devices required to meet the most critical levels of certification must verify software traceability from requirements through

SP3T Switches Handle High Power

May 5, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Aeroflex MSW3200-320 and MSW3201-320 SP3Ts cover frequencies of 10 MHz to 1500 MHz and 200 MHz to 4500MHz respectively. Both switches handle up to

May 2011: Military & Aerospace

May 1, 2011 1:48 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue of ECN focuses on the military & aerospace sector, including floating-point FPGAs, OpenVPX, managed switch technology, and power quality. Jon Titus presents another installment in his popular “Kits for Kids” column, while the Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section discusses trends in wireless electronics and how they relate to test & measurement.

Andromeda’s coat of many colours

April 27, 2011 7:16 am | News | Comments

ESA’s fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths. Most of these wavelengths are invisible to the eye and each shows a different aspect of the galaxy’s nature.

Star Projects - Self-adjusting bed

April 27, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

The project proposes to design a specialty bed with a positioning functionality that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position in bed without need of assistance from hospital personnel.

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NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Endeavour Launch

April 26, 2011 9:36 am | News | Comments

NASA invited 150 lucky people to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday, April 29. The launch is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. EDT.

Power System Targets Deployment and Operations Equipment

April 26, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MIL-VicH Series is a series of ruggedized military compliant DC to DC and DC to AC systems built for deployment and operations equipment. This series is available to all military, homeland security and government contractors.

Surface mount inductors exceed the requirements of most mil-aero applications

April 26, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Coilcraft CPS military-grade power inductors take a low profile with the new ML563PKA Series. These robust ferrite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials, to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...

Infrared imaging sensor features enhanced factor of merit

April 26, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ULIS announced today that it will launch Pico640E, a new VGA (video graphics array) 640 x 480 17-micron IR imaging sensor that offers new advantages in size, performance and factor of merit.

Field Test 1

April 25, 2011 5:24 pm | by DU2SL | Videos | Comments

Testing of the DU Unmanned Systems Lab GUI control and autonomous robot control

Low-Cost, Stabilized Pan-Tilts Announced

April 25, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...

Ariane 5’s second launch of 2011

April 25, 2011 5:51 am | News | Comments

Last night, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight VA201 was the second Ariane 5 launch of 2011.

Transparent heaters serve outdoor, military or avionic applications

April 25, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...

Calling all candidates for Concordia

April 22, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

They are more cut off than the crew of the International Space Station. They are at Concordia in Antarctica, and one of them is ESA researcher Eoin Macdonald-Nethercott. If you want to follow in his footsteps, ESA is looking for his successor.

Rural development gets help from the sky

April 22, 2011 5:41 am | News | Comments

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has been funding projects in Madagascar for over 30 years to eradicate rural poverty. With the country facing an exploding population and food crisis, the agency is looking skyward for support.

Early European astronomers determined Easter dates

April 22, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.

Pope to call space station in papal first

April 22, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Pope Benedict XVI will be in satellite contact with two Italian astronauts aboard the International Space Station in what would be the first papal call to space.

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