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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Encryption Processor

Enova Technology Corp. (San Jose, CA) has announced its ninth-generation X-Wall DX processor, a real-time hardware encryption device. The processor encrypts all USB mass storage class (MSC) devices at USB 2.0 wire speed...

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Sensor Signal Conditioner

The ZSSC3008 signal conditioner integrated circuit (IC) from ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany) features enhanced onboard diagnostics and second-order linearity correction. The calibrated ZSSC3008 and a specific sensor are...

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Timing Design & Verification Tool Suite

Symtavision (Braunschweig, Germany) has launched SymTA/S 2.4, a major new version of its tools suite for system-level timing design and timing verification. SymTA/S2.4 incorporates a wealth of new and...

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Power Supplies

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced two additions to its AC-DC power supplies: an encapsulated singleoutput ECE series, and multiple output models of the existing ECL product line.

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Variable Gain Amplifiers

National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the LMH6522 quad-channel and LMH6521 dual-channel digital variable gain amplifiers for multi-channel wideband wireless radio systems. Applications include...

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RF Power Generator

MKS Instruments (Andover, MA) offers the elite™ 13.56 MHz, single- phase RF power generator for amorphous Si PV, LED, and MEMS applications. The single PCBA design is air-cooled, lightweight, and easy to install for...

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Signal Generator

Vaunix Technology Corp. (Haverhill, MA) offers the Lab Brick® LMS-203 and LMS-163 mini signal generators that cover frequency ranges from 8 to 20 GHz. The LMS-203 operates from 10 to 20 GHz, and the LMS-163 operates from 8...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Dual-Band Amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrument ation (Souderton, PA) has released dual-band amplifiers that can be used for multiple applications. They are linear, load-tolerant, and offer power from 5 to 80W. They feature bandwidth...

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RF Capacitors

AVX Corp. (Greenville, SC) has released the MLOC Series of 0603 case size surface-mount capacitors capable of supporting frequencies form 700 MHz to 5 GHz. The RF capacitors feature high Q and high self-resonance with low...

The Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Near Infrared (AOTF-NIR) Hyperspectral Camera Video Adapters VA210 series from Brimrose (Sparks, MD) provides remote sensing, on-line process monitoring, and waste material...

PA) has expanded its family of GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials to include preformed gaskets for multi-face aircraft applications such as hole liners, flange joints, fastener seals, and galley or restroom hard-mounts....

Annapolis Micro Systems (Annapolis, MD) has announced a COTS board capable of capturing and processing multiple 100 Gbit signals in real-time. Made possible by the 11.3 Gbps High-Speed Transceivers in the Stratix IV...

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VPX FPGA Boards

Acromag’s (Wixom, MI) new VPX-VLX series of 3U VPX FPGA boards feature a configurable Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/O interfaces to...

The VS-401 voltage controlled SAW Oscillator from Vectron International (Baltimore, MD) offers 12 fsec of rms jitter over an integrated bandwidth. The 13 × 20 mm SMD package provides a high frequency, low...

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SATA SSD

The rugged S7 Series 2.5" SATA SSD from Emphase (South Burlington, VT) provides high-speed data transfer with TRIM performance support. The SSD has 8 channels and a SATA (3 Gb/sec.) bus interface. The industrial and military-grade flash storage tool processes at 250 MB/sec. read and 200 MB/sec. write rates.

The Embedded usage model is characterized as one that is operated at the extremes of available performance. Knowing that the targets of the thermal design power usage mode are only...

Limiting leakage in aerospace turbo-machinery has been a focus of engineers ever since the advent of the turbine. An increasing number of companies are finding that fiber...

Seventy-one degrees C is the temperature of a steak done medium-well. It is also the temperature of an oven used to test thermal characteristics of military electronics. Electronic components...

The rapid evolution of technology has given embedded developers more options than ever before in designing embedded graphics systems. The consumer electronics market, most...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
From Reference Board to Rugged Military SBC

Intel processor reference designs are developed by Intel to assist engineers in the design of Intel processor-based products. The less a design deviates from the reference design, the easier the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Prototyping with Multi-Layer Boards

As electronic components continue to move increasingly into surface- mount packages exclusively, prototype manufacturing firms are seeing a shift in the fabrication and assembly work needed to implement...

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