Ultraview Corporation (Berkeley, CA) has introduced a new 16-bit 4- channel 250MSPS A/D board for very demanding uses such as NMR, RADAR, ultrasound, time-of-flight imaging, spectroscopy, communications systems and...

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Mobile Computer

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has made its DataMan® DPM reading technology available on a mobile computer. The DataMan 9500 industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading challenging DPM (direct part mark) codes in...

There is no shortage of challenges facing thermal engineers in today’s military and aerospace applications, from the inherent problems caused by harsh environments to the challenges created by...

Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) systems have become possible in recent history thanks primarily to the effects of Moore’s Law — the doubling of processing power every 18...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Looking Under the Hood of a Military Power Supply

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

The rapid evolution of commercial technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) is becoming more attractive for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and public safety...

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges. Vehicle features impact antenna performance by blocking, reflecting,...

Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. (AOT) has been awarded a Phase 2 SBIR contract to develop a next-generation laser polarimeter for the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors...

Application Briefs: Defense
Buoy System Tracks Ships in Real Time

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s 360 ports and waterways remain especially vulnerable to attack from small vessels carrying improvised explosive devices, including...

NASA has tapped a team of aerospace, military and academic researchers for a three-year project that could dramatically improve in-flight navigation capabilities for space...

Charles River Analytics released a case study of an effort for the US Army called CAATE (Culturally Aware Agents for Training Environments). Under this effort, Charles River...

Icon Aerospace supplies refueling hoses to Tier-1 suppliers and air forces across the globe. The IconIC™ hose system secures power with telemetry cables and fiber-optics for data transfer....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rotating Detonation-Wave Engines

All Navy aircraft and missiles use gasturbine engines for propulsion. Many ships are also dependent on gasturbine engines to generate both propulsive power and electricity. These engines are fundamentally...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Bi-Axial Vibration Energy Harvesting

For air platforms, the installation of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems is complicated by the fact that the majority of SHM devices need to be fitted on internal aircraft structure, underneath...

The Army has acquired several hybrid platforms to assess the applicability of hybrid technology for military missions. These hybrid platforms include both series...

One of the most important requirements in next-generation batteries is to concurrently deliver high energy density and high power density (fast charge-discharge rates). The high power density...

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TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has expanded its SP1005 and SP1007 Series General Purpose TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Devices) with two new 0402 size devices designed to offer modern integrated circuits (ICs) better protection...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Signal Generator

Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) introduces the MG3740A analog signal generator that outputs AM/FM/ΦM test signals for evaluation of narrowband analog radio equipment used in public safety networks and private commercial...

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AC-DC Power Supplies

CUI Inc (Tualatin, OR) has announced the release of five new series of encapsulated AC-DC power supplies ranging from 5 W to 25 W. The VSK-T family is housed in a potted and encapsulated chassis mount package. The units...

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Ultra-Low Power Converter

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, which increases the amount of harvested energy an end application can use by as much as 70...

BEEcube (Fremont, CA) offers six ADC and DAC cards for wireless applications. The cards have VITA-57 FMC-HPC form factor and are pluggable in any of BEEcube’s products. The FMC104 ADC and FMC105 DAC are singlechannel,...

Aeroflex (Minneapolis, MN) offers the 3550 digital radio test system featuring a color touchscreen. Designed for Professional Mobile Radio (PMR), public safety, and other land mobile radio applications, the system...

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Sheet Antenna

Pulse Electronics Corp. (San Diego, CA) has introduced a near-field communications (NFC) antenna that enables mobile phones to read data from a distance of up to 40 mm. The ferrite sheet antenna sends and receives clear signals...

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Connectors

Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) has announced nonsolder, two-piece, EZ 7/8 EIA flange, 716DIN, and type N connectors for LMR-1200-DB and LMR-1200-FR flexible low-loss 7/8” 50-Ohm coaxial cables. The connectors utilize...

Bracke Manufacturing, LLC (Newport Beach, CA) offers a series of coaxial adapters featuring radius rightangle bodies. The BM50011 N Male to N Female Radius Right Angle adapter delivers a VSWR performance of 1.3:1 through 18...

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RF Switches

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (San Diego, CA) offers the HaRP™ SPDT PE42422 RF switch that provides linearity of 115 dBm IIP2, and 70 dBm IIP3, low insertion loss of 0.4 dB @ 3 GHz, and high isolation of 28 dB @ 3 GHz. The...

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Transceiver

Lemos International (Barrington, RI) offers the SHX1 multi-channel VHF transceiver from Radiometrix with a usable range of over 5km, 500mW RF power and narrowband performance. It is available on 151-154 MHz MURS Band frequencies....

X-COM Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies (Reston, VA), has introduced Version 3.0 of its RF Editor Graphical RF Editor software for modifying and building custom RF signal waveform files for use in defense,...

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RF/IF Recorder

The Talon™ RTS 2709 ultrawideband RF/IF recorder from Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) uses 12-bit, 3.6-GHz A/D converters and solid-state drive storage technology to achieve sustained recording rates up to 3.2 Gbytes per...

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