Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Power Transistor

Nitronex (Durham, NC) offers the XPT1015 28V, DC-3.0 GHz, 40W power transistor with 17.5 dB small-signal gain, and 65% peak drain efficiency at 2 GHz. The thermal resistance of the transistor is 1.9 °C/W. It is designed...

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Radio Transmitter IC

Hittite Microwave Corp. (Chelmsford, MA) has released the HMC6000/6001 silicon transceiver chipset for 60-GHz applications such as WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) multi-Gbps solutions including wireless cable replacement, wireless...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
EMI Receiver

Teseq (Edison, NJ) offers the PMM 9010F EMI receiver for conducted and radiated emissions testing. The EMI/EMC measurement receiver uses Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) analysis to reduce test time and improve accuracy. These...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Analyzers

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) announced enhanced FieldFox RF analyzers with options for time-domain analysis and channel-power measurements. With the timedomain analysis option, engineers can determine the individual...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Recorder

Averna (Montreal, QE, Canada) offers the RP- 5300, a field-ready, multi-channel RF recorder for RF applications covering 330 MHz to 2.5 GHz. It is suitable for both field testing and performance testing. With 50 MHz of recording...

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Transceiver Module

The NT Series RF transceiver module from Linx Technologies (Merlin, OR) enables users to send and receive digital data in the 902 to 928 MHz band. Its True Transparency™ interface lets the user create a wireless wire for...

Unmanned Vehicles (UAV/UAS) have proven to be vital, strategic new weapons in the military’s arsenal by providing needed critical intelligence, surveillance and...

Since the 1970’s, military aircraft avionics systems have communicated via the MIL-STD-1553 bus. This has proven to be a very effective method, and is still in widespread use today. MIL-STD-1553...

Invented more than 70 years ago to de-glaze cylinder bores in early automobile engines, conventional honing today is meeting the most advanced aerospace requirements for ultra-precise...

Radio detection and ranging (RADAR) systems, as they were originally called, have blossomed into a wide array of indispensible equipment for...

Application Briefs: Defense
Embedded Graphics Processor

Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, IA), a designer of communications and avionics systems for the aerospace and defense industries, has selected the AMD Radeon™ E2400 embedded graphics processor for inclusion in...

Application Briefs: Defense
SWORD Simulation Software

MASA Group, a developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, public safety, emergency management, and serious games markets, has launched SWORD 5.0,...

Application Briefs: Defense
Telescoping Poles

U.S. Army and Marine troops have cultivated a creative, lifesaving technology out of heavy-duty telescoping poles. The CMD fiberglass telescoping push/pull rods, normally used for cable and wire management applications,...

Application Briefs: Defense
Rugged Processors and Ethernet Switches
GE To Supply Subsystems For Scout SV Ground-Based ISTAR Platform

GE (Towcester, UK) will be supplying General Dynamics UK with subsystems required for the Demonstration Phase of the Scout Specialist...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Creating a Phased Array Radar for Avalanche Imaging

Avalanches pose a significant threat to human life and settlements, so studying them is key to formulating risk zones. Previously, validating models in order to predict avalanche behavior...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Wheel Force Transducer for Field Testing

This project endeavors to develop, validate, and calibrate cost-effective field test equipment for measuring tire characteristics on vehicles while driving off-road. The four wheel force transducers...

Turbines in aircraft turbojet engines are being subject to increasingly higher temperatures to improve fuel efficiency. High turbine efficiency requires the ability of turbine blades to...

The US Marine Corps and the US Army have been engaged in efforts to evaluate improved body armor, including armor to protect the extremities. These efforts are focused on both body armor...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Low-Power Distributed Jammer Network

The Distributed Jammer Network (DJN) is composed of a large number of tiny, low-power jammers, which are distributed inside a target network and emit radio energy to disrupt its communications. Recent...

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in the physics and applications of metamaterials. Briefly, metamaterials consist of a periodic array of subwavelength structures that...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thermal Analysis and Microhardness Mapping in Hybrid Laser Welds in a Structural Steel

The concept of combining a laser welding system with a conventional arc welding system (GTAW) was first proposed in order to improve the stability of the laser welding system and to allow greater flexibility in part fit-up. Prior research stated that using a...

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-fabricated silicon rotary elements for micro-motors, micro-generators, and micro-turbomachinery have received growing attention with applications in...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Open-Frame Panel PC

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) introduced a 12.1-inch open-frame, color flat panel PC and 1.66GHz single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. The PPC3-12 panel PC is a compact, ready-to-mount flat...

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XMC Module

Acromag’s (Wixom, MI) new XMC-6VLX mezzanine modules feature a configurable Xilinx® Virtex™-6 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers, I/O, and numerous high-bandwidth serial interfaces. The FPGA provides rapid...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Video and Audio Capture Card

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) introduced a 12.1-inch open-frame, color flat panel PC and 1.66GHz single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. The PPC3-12 panel PC is a compact, ready-to-mount...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Accelerated Processing Unit

The AMD (Sunnyvale, CA) Embedded G-Series processor is the world’s first integrated circuit to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD...

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,...

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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...

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