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Position Sensors for Defense and Space Apps are Fully Housed

April 14, 2011 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced the Hawk™ Resolvers 1-Inch Series, Fully Housed Configuration, which provide enhanced accuracy (±7 arcmin) for precise motion control. Potential defense applications for the 1-Inch Series include positioning for

Floating-Point FPGAs for DSP Bring High Precision to Radar and EW Systems

April 13, 2011 7:58 am | by Ian Land, Altera Corporation | Articles | Comments

Systems used in electronic warfare (EW) and radar applications are essential parts of the strategic environment for threats on the ground, at sea and in the air. Since threats require rapid and shifting tactical responses, the design flexibility provided by programmable logic is essential in military hardware.

VCO Operates at 3830 MHz

April 11, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3830-3830 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

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Large Diameter, Solder-in EMI Filters Wishstand up to 300°C

April 11, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers

Connectorized Clock Oscillators Suit PCI, SONET-SDH and FPGA Apps

April 11, 2011 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLXO Series Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillators from EM Research are designed to operate at select custom frequencies from 5 MHz to 500 MHz as reference clocks in military and commercial rf/microwave systems. Locked to an

MLD Test Moves Navy a Step Closer to Lasers for Ship Self-Defense

April 11, 2011 7:22 am | by Geoff S. Fein, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Marking a milestone for the Navy, the Office of Naval Research and its industry partner on April 6 successfully tested a solid-state, high-energy laser (HEL) from a surface ship, which disabled a small target vessel.

Aluminum Enclosure Touts Double Channel Sealing for EMI-RFI Protection

April 1, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries has announced a die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides desirable EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal. The ANS Series’ double-channel sealing system is asserted to

Rectangular Connectors Conform to MIL-C-28748, MIL-DTL-28748

April 1, 2011 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Positronic’s high density rectangular line offers industrial performance and conformance to MIL-C-28748 and MIL-DTL-28748, with size 22 contacts in density contact configurations from 4 to 104 contacts.

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Dual Power MOSFETs Intended For Lightweight Space Applications

March 30, 2011 5:52 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the company’s first family of radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) dual power MOSFETs in a compact hermetic LCC-6 surface mount package for low power lightweight space applications requiring a small footprint such as satellite payload power systems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking with Matt Williams of Tyco about Reflowable SMT Protection Devices

March 24, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.

Vehicle Power System Satisfies MIL-STD-1275

March 24, 2011 7:08 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.

The ECN Roundtable - Mil-Aero Trends

March 21, 2011 5:01 am | Articles | Comments

This month's Roundtable question was "What technology will most impact the military and aerospace market in the near future?" Our answers this month come from Matt Behr of MathWorks and Joe Moxley of Custom Electronics.

1000-W DC-DC Power Supply Performs Under Harsh Conditions

March 15, 2011 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax announced its TVS1001 ruggedized 1000-W DC-DC power supply. The supply utilizes two of the company’s F501 DC-DC converters which are able to perform under the harshest of conditions with

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Miniature Force Balance Accelerometers Suit Airborne Apps

March 15, 2011 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Columbia Research Laboratories, Inc. offers precision compact and miniature force balance accelerometers for airborne applications. SA-102BHC/SA-302BHC compact and SA-102MFTB/SA-302MFTA miniature precision force balance accelerometers are designed to

2 kVA Portable Inverter Includes Sine Wave Output for Field Apps

March 15, 2011 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ CSI 2KT-2A rugged, portable DC/AC inverter system uses microprocessor controlled high frequency PWM technology to generate 2 kVA output power with pure sine wave output voltage. High frequency conversion enables

Motor Controller Switches Loads Up to 100 A

March 15, 2011 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trombetta's reversible Intelligent Motor Controller can be customized to meet DC motor application requirements. The controller is capable of switching loads up to 100 A and providing

Positioning sensor provides accuracy of ±7 arc-min

March 14, 2011 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell today introduced the Honeywell Hawk Resolvers 1-Inch Series, Fully Housed Configuration, which provide enhanced accuracy (±7 arcmin) for precise motion control.

Cursor and Switch Function Control for Instrumentation Panels is Waterproof

March 11, 2011 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTI Electronics compliments its line of rugged industrial pointing devices with a Switch Function Control device. These three devices have similar form, the exact same cutout fit of 1.50” x 1.62”, but offer

Marine Corps signs four-year contract with Saft for Li-ion engine starting batteries

March 9, 2011 9:16 am | News | Comments

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) selected Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, to supply advanced energy storage systems for its Improved Battery System Program (IBS).

Japan announces domestic stealth fighter

March 8, 2011 12:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Responding to regional threats and the United States’ refusal to share F-22 technology, Japan is developing its own stealth fighter. The “land of the rising sun” intends to fly its first stealth fighter prototype by 2014. Japan and Israel have both expressed interest in the “air supremacy weapon”, the F-22 Raptor.

Managed Switch Technology Primed for Military Applications

March 8, 2011 4:27 am | by Mike Southworth, Director of Marketing, Parvus Corporation | Articles | Comments

The success of net-centric warfare is dependent on fast, secure communications technology – specifically Ethernet. To meet the military's demands for Ethernet-enabled vehicles, there is an increased focus on developing a variety of Ethernet switches and routers...

U.S. military's mini space shuttle lifts off

March 7, 2011 5:30 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A prototype miniature space shuttle blasted off aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday for a demonstration run that could last as long as nine months.

Wideband Digital Module Enables Real-time Processing in Radar Applications

March 1, 2011 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter Module. Building on GE’s legacy of industry-leading digital receiver families and extending still further the growing ecosystem of GE 3U VPX solutions...

RF Test System Offers Fast Characterization of Radar Modules

February 28, 2011 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new R&S TS6710 test system from Rohde & Schwarz is a flexible, turnkey standard solution for manufacturers of AESA radar equipment. Its modular architecture allows it to be configured for product development

Brainstorm: Unmanned Systems

February 28, 2011 6:48 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What is the next big advancement in unmanned weapons systems?

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