June 2012

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Switch

California Eastern Laboratories (Santa Clara, CA) has released the uPG2430T6Z, a compact SP3T switch for applications up to 6 GHz. The switch is used for single- or dualband 802.11a,b,g,n Wi-Fi/WLAN + Bluetooth, cordless phones,...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Amplifier

Applied System Engineering (Fort Worth, TX) offers the Model 176X/Ku TWT amplifier that provides up to 2 Kilowatts at duty cycles up to 6% from 1.0 to 18 GHz, and pulse widths up to 100 μseconds. It is designed to operate pulsed...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Inductors

AVX Corp. (Fountain Inn, SC) offers the MLO™ 0402 Series, a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that provides tight tolerance in a small footprint. Providing high-Q and high self-resonance, the RoHScompliant...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Module

RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, NC) has released the RFFM6201, a 2.4-GHz band single-chip Zigbee® front-end module (FEM) featuring an integrated power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, and diversity switch. It delivers current...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Test System

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation (Souderton, PA) has introduced the MT06000 multi-tone RF test system for radiated immunity testing. The 80-Mz to 6-GHz system includes all necessary instruments for radiated immunity testing per...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Interconnects

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has announced KOAXXA RF SMA interconnects for largescale manufacturing and assembly automation. The connector design reduces material consumption, and advanced plating puts the precious...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Cable Connectors

Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) offers the EZ-400-BM BNC no-solder male (plug) straight connector, and the EX-400-BM-RA BNC no-solder male (plug) right-angle connector for LMR-400 low-loss coaxial cable. The...

Throughout history, the use of sand tables has been common practice in rehearsing military strategy in the field. Built on piles of sand with scale models of operational...

Electronics system security is a growing and ever-present concern in all applications areas, but in aerospace and defense (A&D) systems, security is a must. As such, the ICs used in...

Short pulsed lasers are presently an important tool for manufacturing a variety of devices from smart phones to photovoltaics. When wielded correctly, these lasers can...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Expanding the Use of Aerial Downlinks

Today, airborne downlinks are no longer limited to strategic command applications. More and more, first responders, fire departments, EMS personnel, and others are employing airborne downlinks to meet a...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
VPX: The State of the Ecosystem

You can never have too much bandwidth. High-speed processing and growing amounts of data to be communicated require generous bandwidth from the board level to the I/O. VPX, with a backplane connector system...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thin Cavity Cooling of Electronic Circuitry

Anovel tested technology for cooling electronic circuitry is also useful in many other industries. The method is called “Thin Cavity Fluidic Heat Exchanger”(TCFHE). Technology details can be...

Sophisticated graphics have hit the embedded systems world and are increasingly demanded by military, aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. The problem, of course, is...

Application Briefs: Defense
Computer RTOS
Software Controls Vehicle’s Mission-Critical Computers

General Dynamics UK recently specified Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) as the operating system software for all of the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engine
New Heavy Fuel Engine Gives Unmanned Helicopter Increased Flexibility

Schiebel recently conducted the successful first flight of a heavy-fuel-powered CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). After...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Surveillance Systems
New Surveillance System Provides Round-the-Clock Coverage

Logos Technologies has begun delivery of the first two electro- optical/infrared Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to the U.S. Army for...

Application Briefs: Defense
Weapons Control System Computer
COTS I/O and Processor Technology Controls Machine Guns

Engineers from SSAI (Support Systems Associates, Inc.) have selected commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) 3U CompactPCI technology from North Atlantic...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave Radiometers Help Keep Aircraft Safe From Icing

One of the greatest dangers to aircraft — playing a role in numerous destructive and fatal accidents around the world — comes in the form of droplets of water. In clean air, cloud...

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

The onset of local damage in structures, such as delamination, cracking, and fastener loosening, can often be difficult to detect and has long-term implications on the...

Guided waves (e.g., Lamb waves) have been considered for many structural health monitoring (SHM) applications because of their ability to travel long distances and maintain...

To address the need to protect our borders and critical infrastructure, fiber optic sensing technology developed for antisubmarine warfare applications has been adapted to homeland...

The deposition of materials in vacuum is the foundational technology for creating modern electronic circuits; a vacuum being essential both to preserve the cleanliness of the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Operation and On-Chip Integration of Cavity-QED-Based Detectors for Single Atoms and Molecules

A new experimental platform for studies of transport and quantumlimited measurements of cold, trapped atomic gases was constructed. Using microfabrication processes, a silicon wafer was micromachined to allow for deposition of micrometer-scale...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Reverse Pressure Capable Finger Seal

Each finger seal consists of a number of multiple thin metal laminates, each with a multitude of flexible projections that are referred to as “fingers.” To form a functional seal, multiple laminates...

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