Products: Electronics & Computers
Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touch Panel

(Dallas, TX) has announced the addition of an 18.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel to the Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS standard product line. Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Closed-Loop I2S Audio Amplifiers

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced a family of four digital-input, closed-loop I2S amplifiers for mid-power stereo audio applications including TVs, soundbars, portable docking stations,...

Products: Test & Measurement
SoC Evaluation Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing (Phoenix, AZ) has released MicroZed, a $199 evaluation kit based on the Xilinx Zynq®- 7000 All Programmable SoC. MicroZed supports multiple use models for exploration, prototyping and System- on-Module (SOM) use, allowing designers to start with a single platform and grow with it as they progress...

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DAQ/Embedded Control Platform

United Electronic Industries (UEI) (Walpole, MA) has released a new Ethernet-based data acquisition (DAQ) and control platform. The DNF-4-1G FLATRACK provides two Gigabit Ethernet (100/10 Base- T compatible) interfaces and four front-loading I/O slots. Over 50 compatible I/O boards can be installed and easily...

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Rugged LCD Monitors

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) has upgraded its militarygrade rugged 24" rackmount LCD monitor, the CPX1-241, and industrial-grade large rugged LCD monitor, the CPI1- 241, to include multi-touch technology with gesture support through Windows 7. The monitor’s native resolution is 1920×1200. The additional work space can be...

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FGPA Processor Board

Creative Electronic Systems SA (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced the FIOV-2310, a 3U OpenVPX™ module with a Xilinx Kintex™-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core. The FIOV-2310 allows the configuration of the highspeed links between the FMC connector and various VPX backplane profiles.

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OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module

GE Intelligent Platforms (Huntsville, AL) recently introduced the rugged IBX400 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module. The module complements GE’s existing GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Fabric Module, offering an alternative InfiniBand-based technology.

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced its Model 8266 PC development system, pre-configured to speed application development for Pentek Cobalt® Virtex-6 and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA PCI Express software radio and...

Connect Tech (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has released the Xtreme/GPU board in PCIe/104 form factor. Partnered with AMD technology, the Xtreme/GPU drives up to four Mini DisplayPort connections for either independent use, or...

Articles: Aerospace
Using Polyimide In 3D Thin Film Multilayer Circuitry

Today, the cost and complexity of all platforms and systems in military and defense technologies are being challenged by the need for high functionality in smaller but less expensive architecture, especially in light of current national budget challenges. In the area of RF and microwave...

Articles: Aerospace
Field Configurable MIL-DTL-55181 Power Distribution

The proliferation of scalable tactical equipment has driven the need for field configurable power-distribution systems. A stacking-interconnect technology has been developed that utilizes the same mating interfaces and locking mechanisms as standard MILDTL- 55181 connectors without the...

Articles: Aerospace
Designing Thermal Management Systems for Smaller, Lighter Avionics

The avionics systems of military aircraft support maneuverability and situation awareness for the pilot, process essential images, operate sensors, record data, and provide for broadcast and communication between home base and wingman. The newest generation of military aircraft...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using RF Technology to Form a Wireless Network Under Water

Consumers have shown that they are eager to be rid of cabling and wires connecting them to devices situated or worn near or on the body. From athletic monitoring devices to headphones, and computer mice to cellphone hands-free kits, manufacturers have met a demand for connectivity...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Oil Pipeline Fault Detection System Determines Material Permittivity at Microwave Frequencies

Researching fault location techniques for the oil industry requires data on the complex permittivity of the polyamide Rilsan at microwave frequencies. Rilsan is a vital material used in oil pipe construction. Currently there is no published data for the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
From VME to VPX

Sequestration, defense reform and cost constraints are driving a new paradigm in the defense industry, where leveraging existing technologies is no longer optional, but required. This is especially true as we migrate from VME to VPX-based embedded computing.

Application Briefs: Defense
Optical Muzzle Flash Detection Sensors

An optical detector technology from Cal Sensors detects muzzle flash from over 100 meters away. Operating at the speed of light, optical flash detection systems provide an almost instantaneous response to a gunfire event. The realtime detection capabilities give the targets the critical seconds needed to...

Application Briefs: Defense
Line-of-Sight Radio

The U.S. Air Force has selected Cambium Networks’ pointto- point (PTP) 45600 High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications program of record (TDC PMO). Supported by General Dynamics, TDC PMO will replace its legacy Radio Frequency Module (RFM) backhaul radio with Cambium’s PTP 45600...

Application Briefs: Defense
Thermal System Reduces Munitions Stockpiles

Harper International has been selected by U.S. Demil, LLC (USD) for the design of a continuous, indirect Rotary Thermal Treatment Unit (TTU). The equipment will support US Department of Defense efforts directed at reducing and recycling large stockpiles of excess, obsolete, and unserviceable munitions...

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Confocal Imaging System for Ultra-Fast, Three-Dimensional Transport Studies in Thermal Management Applications

The objective of this work was to develop a high-speed, three-dimensional (3D) confocal imaging system to study coupled fluidic and heat transport processes for high-performance thermal management applications. However, to successfully...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Evaluating a Data Clustering Approach for Lifecycle Facility Control

Given the current emphasis on sustainability, there is a growing interest in monitoring various facets of building resource consumption. Building monitoring and automation systems most commonly exist as closed-loop systems for security, fire safety, water, electrical, and HVAC...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Portable Data Recorder for Measuring Sand Grain Fracture After Blasts

Abullet cannot penetrate through a sandbag while an arrow can, so understanding the behavior of granular materials such as sand and its energy absorption in a blast is critical in the design of armor. To this end, as part of the “Soil Blast Modeling and Simulations”...

Briefs: Medical
Effect of Acceleration Frequency on Spatial Orientation Mechanisms

Extreme motion environments can induce loss of visual acuity, motion sickness, and spatial disorientation. Understanding how human sensory integration of acceleration stimuli affects spatial awareness will improve models of spatial disorientation and mishap analysis. While there...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Localization of Head-Mounted Vibrotactile Transducers

T he human sensory systems most frequently used in military displays (vision and audition) are sometimes overloaded. When soldiers rely on visual or auditory displays, their situation awareness can be degraded due to the need to attend to the display. A proposed alternative sensory channel...

Products: Electronics & Computers
MicroTCA Ecosystem

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has released a complete ecosystem of boards and chassis in the MicroTCA architecture that is conduction-cooled. Designed for rugged applications, the products include air transport racks (ATR),...

Products: Electronics & Computers
XMC Controller/Adapter

Technobox, Inc. (West Berlin, NJ) has introduced a new SATA-based storage solution in its 6183 Dual CFast XMC Adapter. The 6183 accommodates two CFast devices – either the Type 1 or 2 – with one affixed to an...

Products: Electronics & Computers
DDS Function Generator

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has introduced the TG1006 - a DDS-based 1mHz to 10MHz function generator that, unlike other digital generators, can be operated over any frequency range using analog control in...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Radios

Specialized wireless transceivers and radio modems from Ritron (Carmel, IN)provide OEMs and Integrators with wireless connectivity and COTS convenience in a compact, cost-effective package. Direct modulation with low...

Concept Group (West Berlin, NJ) is developing the Insulon® Thermal Cloak™ heat barrier for use on automatic weapons. The barrier, which is attached to the fore-end of the weapon, uses a hair-thin...

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Analyzer Remote Control

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has announced that its FieldFox handheld analyzers can now be remotely controlled via an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone. Also new are a spectrum analysis time-gating option and support for Agilent’s USB peak-power sensors. The remote control capability enables viewing and...

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