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...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Encapsulated Ball Bearings for Rotary Micro Machines

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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,...

RFM Catchall: 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...

RFM Catchall: 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...

RFM Catchall: 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: Defense
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...

RFM Catchall: 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...

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