December 2011

Products
Vapor Chambers

Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) (Lancaster, PA) has developed a vapor chamber that allows for higher density electronic component installation. ACT vapor chambers are planar heat pipes used to spread concentrated heat,...

Advanced Digital Logic (ADL) (San Diego, CA) has announced its ADLQM67PC Sandy Bridge single board computer. The ADLQM67PC features the Intel Core™ i7 processor. The i7 processor integrates Intel’s HD Graphics 3000...

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) has introduced the Endevco® model 3075M6-XXX hardline cable assembly, offering performance up to +482 °C (+900 °F). Offered with a hermetically sealed design for...

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Epoxy

Formulated with a blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, a two-component epoxy from Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) can be used in bonding, sealing, casting, and coating applications. Serviceable over the temperature range of -60...

New 3U and 6U OpenVPX™ modules from Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) support Electronic Warfare/Signals In telligence (EW/SIGINT) applications. The modules de tect electronic transmissions from...

Ballard Technology (Everett, WA) has introduced the MPR-ES-1, a 10-port managed/unmanaged Ethernet switch PMC for embedded use. The rugged COTS switch is suitable for both conduction and convection (air) cooled...

To comply with spilled materials regulations, Durabak-M26, a single-component, slip-resistant chemical- and petroleum-resistant product from ADI Technologies (McLean, VA), seals porous concrete, thereby enabling the proper...

TE Connectivity (TE) (Berwyn, PA) has developed new cable and connector offerings to support Ethernet data rates. The products handle IEEE 1394, USB, and a range of speeds from 1 GbE through 10 GbE. The TE...

Servometer® – PMG, LLC (Cedar Grove, NJ) has introduced an athermalization, or “atherm,” temperature-sensitive bellows assembly. The lightweight assemblies have thin-walled, electrodeposited nickel soldered to custom...

The QMJ Series of DC/DC converters from Contech (Concord, CA), a division of Calex, offers up to 20 Watts of fully regulated output power. The series offers a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24 VDC and 48 VDC....

The BU-65596F/M, a MIL-STD-1553 PMC card from Data Device Corporation (Bohemia, NY), uses DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE® ASIC core. The BU- 65596F/M incorporates Total-ACE® integrated terminals and includes over 62...

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) (Middleton, WI) offers the XPedite2300, a Xilinx® Virtex®-6 based XMC module with support for pluggable daughter cards for customizable I/O. In conjunction with the...

Rigol Technologies (Oakwood Village, OH) has introduced the DS6000 series digital oscilloscope, featuring up to 1 GHz bandwidth, 1.5 GHz bandwidth differential, and single-ended active probes. The digital oscilloscopes...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Rad-Hard FPGAs

The rad-hard and rad-tolerant reprogrammable Virtex®- 5QV FPGA from Xilinx (San Jose, CA) supports specified Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and characterized Single-Event Effects (SEE). The space-grade field programmable gate...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Graphics Processor

AMD (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the AMD Radeon™ E6460 discrete graphics processor. With support for up to four simultaneous displays, the E6460 GPU enables an immersive experience with desktop-level 3D graphics and...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Handheld Receiver

Integrated Microwave Tech nologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) offers the MobilCMDR two-way COFDM Diversity handheld receiver, a DVBT compliant dual-diversity receiver for airborne downlinks and mobile vehicles. It offers H.264...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Components

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) offers the Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line family of RF components launched with the CC115L transmitter, CC113L receiver, and CC110L transceiver. The line offers a one-way RF link and is based on...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Omnidirectional Antenna

SunCastle Microwave (San Diego, CA) has introduced a 500 MHz to 20 GHz high-gain omnidirectional antenna that measures 4.25" in diameter, 5.5" long, and provides <7 dB return loss. It also features passive gain...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Module

The RF6555 ZigBee® front-end module from RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, NC) combines a power amplifier, harmonic transmit filtering, and low-noise amplifier with bypass mode in a 5 × 5 × 1mm package. It is suited for...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
High-Voltage Amplifier

The Model PZD700A high-voltage power amplifier from TREK (Medina, NY) is suitable for electro-optics, MEMS, piezoelectric driving, and semiconductor applications. The amplifier provides a large signal bandwidth...

The risk of human casualties associated with fuel convoys, combined with the long-term cost issues of unreliable technologies, has the military exploring greener, more sustainable options with the...

Input filter caps need to be able to supply a quick burst of energy and to suppress noise generated in the switch circuit. Important considerations for the input filter cap...

When water flows over an acoustic sensor, non-acoustic pressure fluctuations caused by turbulence can decrease the signal-to-noise ratio and make it difficult to sense incoming acoustic waves....

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Event-Driven Processor Programming

Almost since computers were invented, interrupts have been a common programming method to deal with real-time tasks. An interrupt causes a processor to stop the running task, and to execute an interrupt...

Creating a new field programmable gate array is no small feat. FPGA vendors spend tens-of-thousands of man-hours simply researching markets to determine the feature...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
An Advanced Circuit Protection Approach for RF Interfaces

One aspect that sets circuit protection for radio frequency (RF) apart from other types of applications is the range of frequencies in which RF circuits operate. With abbreviated...

Corrosion of steel, aluminum, and other structural metals erodes the safety and financial stability of industries and countries alike. Fighting corrosion in ships, tanks, planes, and...

Until recently, single-use high energy devices were typically powered by reserve/thermal batteries using decades-old technology. Recognizing that battery performance limitations could...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Spectrally Compliant Waveforms for Wideband Radar

Modern radars often require the use of wideband waveforms to perform high-resolution target imaging. In microwave systems, the bandwidth can be on the order of 1.5 GHz, while in UHF systems...

Briefs: Software
Software System for Microbial Genome Sequence Annotation

The annotation of genomes from next-generation sequencing platforms needs to be rapid, high-throughput, and fully integrated and automated. Although a few Web-based annotation services have recently become available, they may not be the best solution for researchers that need to annotate a...

Briefs: Materials
Tunable Infrared Material System

The objective of this work was to lay the groundwork for the development of a new tunable II-VI infrared (IR) material system using mature III-V semiconductors as lattice-matched substrates. Mercury cadmium selenide (HgCdSe) was studied as an alternative to mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) as an IRdetecting...

An acoustic crystal composed of tightly packed spherical particles can exhibit a wide spectrum of acoustic properties with responses varying from linear to highly nonlinear...

When a high-energy laser (HEL) beam transmits through a window material, a part of the laser energy is absorbed by the material and causes optical aberrations. This absorbed energy results...

The emerging threats caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have drastically increased concerns about soldier survivability. The ability to identify “friend vs....

At the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, successes sometimes happen faster than a speeding bullet.

An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test. The Joint Tactical Radio System, or...

Recent flight tests conducted by a combined team from the Electronic Systems Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp. have shown that the...

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