New PICMG 2.30 standard enables enhanced functionality of CompactPCI systems for defense applicationsApril 2, 2010 10:02 am | by Jim Vana, Applications Engineering Specialist, 3M Electronic Solutions Division | Articles | Comments
Recent advancements in military technology have produced some awe-inspiring, highly sophisticated combat and reconnaissance equipment. In the U.S., such advances are expected to continue at a steady clip as robust defense spending drives the development of next-generation equipment.
The announcement of Russia’s newest fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi PAK FA, stunned the world. To put it succinctly, the “Future Frontline Aircraft System” is a game-changer. Its closest rival is the F-22 Raptor, and yet production on the United States’ premier air-superiority fighter has been scrapped in favor of the F-35. Are we repeating the mistakes of the past?
Gigahertz-Optik’s hand-held P-9710-4 radiometer photometer features an external TTL trigger input function for remote timing of pulsed light measurements. In the P-9710-4 pulse energy mode, the measurement begins automatically upon the trigger input. The meter is capable of
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduced a new high power LED driver with output disconnect for backlighting medium LCD displays. This driver targets in-dash navigation systems, automotive infotainment, and back-up camera displays.
Hermetic Switch announced its PRX+1660 Series sensors for liquid level monitoring in appliance, automotive, control, household, industrial, municipal, petrochemical, power generation, processing, and recreational markets. These sensors can
Western high-tech businesses know they must continuously deliver innovative ideas and unique features to their customers, to protect market share and brand value. This situation makes the defense of intellectual property against threats such as reverse engineering, cloning and tampering extremely important.
Maxim Integrated Products expands its RTC (real-time clock) product line with the DS1341. This RTC integrates an AGC (automatic gain control) circuit for dynamic drive-current adjustment to ensure that the device consumes the least amount of current required for operation.
Chroma announced today that their full line of electrical safety testing equipment and systems are now available directly from Chroma in North America. From low cost hipot testers to multi-function electrical safety analyzers, engineers in need of electrical safety compliance testing can find a bench top or production solution specific to their requirements and budgets.
Similar to technology trends in other arenas, reduced size and weight, highly reliable materials, and greater functionality are in the forefront of connector design trends for the military market. Deployed in a variety of modern and “future soldier” applications, such as sophisticated command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C41) systems...
Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has designed a new Infrared (IR) detector with integrated optics in collaboration with France’s leading government research aerospace laboratory, Onera.
ON Semiconductor introduced five CMOS linear voltage regulator families. The NCP69x families are optimized for use in low current consumption portable battery-powered and ‘always on’ applications such as cable modems, satellite receivers, digital-set-top boxes and electricity meters. The NCP690, NCP691, and NCP692 are
International Components Corporation (ICC), an established global leader in designing and manufacturing portable rechargeable systems, today introduced two new series of 80 watt open frame power supplies marketed under the Elpac Power SystemsTM brand.
So, even if you haven’t heard the latest news regarding Sony and the PlayStation 3 it will come as no surprise that they’re up to their anti-consumer practices once again. According to a blog entry on the official Sony web site, they have released a new firmware version (3.21) todayThis new “update” removes the ‘Other OS’ feature that is present on older PS3s...
The pCubee is a handheld cubic display system made with five flat-panel screens that uses perspective-corrected rendering and real-time physics simulation to create compelling visualization and interaction techniques for 3D content.
Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX8934, the industry's first dual-input linear charger with Smart Power Selector(TM) circuitry to implement the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) recommendations for safe charging over temperature.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced a pair of Class-D audio amplifiers for smart phones, GPS units and other handheld electronics where premium sound quality offers a major competitive advantage.
Pulse announced that its SmartER series of splitters have been tested and meet the new TR-127 standard for VDSL2 applications.
International Rectifier, IRÒ (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the company’s first dedicated family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including Electric Power Steering (EPS), Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA) pump and motor control...
Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a tri-mode seeker for its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system. The advent of “Fourth Generation Warfare” has put renewed emphasis on reducing collateral damage. Thus, precision weapons systems have taken on prime importance.
austriamicrosystems announced the AS8510, a high precision data acquisition front-end IC for automotive battery current, voltage, and temperature sense applications, and general sensor interface applications where precise measurement of small signals close to ground is required.
Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has released Altair, a new dual-band MW-MW IR detector. Altair MWIR-MWIR operates in two mid-wave bandwidths, 3 – 4 micron and 4 – 5 micron, allowing users to better identify objects and thereby reduce the number of false threats identified.
Extending the Human-to-Machine Interface (HMI) using wireless communications is a fast developing field. Important improvements in HMI functionality have been made possible by continuing advancements in Machine-to-Machine interfaces in terms of increased baud rate, low power consumption and reach (distance) of communication.
Electronic medical systems have become substantially more sophisticated and powerful in recent years. As a result, the majority of these systems contain large arrays of power hungry electronic components that require high-performance heat sinks to prevent them from overheating and being damaged or destroyed.
Symmetricom announced a line of embedded software solutions that enable network equipment manufacturers to easily incorporate synchronization technology into their offerings to provide more versatile, high performing solutions.
The personal computer (PC), currently the standard information-processing device for office and home use, communicates with most peripherals using the universal serial bus (USB). Standardization, cost, and the availability of software and development tools have made the PC very attractive as a host-processor platform for medical and industrial applications...