Briefs: Materials
Ultraviolet Polymerization of Hydrodynamically Shaped Fibers

Materials composed of stacked plates are stronger than the same materials in bulk. However, such stacked plate materials are generally composed of hard, inorganic materials cemented together by a more flexible substance, and do not occur in long fiber shapes. Very few natural or...

The process to prepare single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) solutions with a good degree of dispersion of individually isolated SWCNTs and very thin SWCNT bundles was...

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ.) offers two liquid-filled lenses from Optotune of Switzerland. The Electrically Focus-Tunable Lenses provide a single-lens tool for focus and zoom objectives. When the user applies a...

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Machine Control Interface Module

Trio Motion Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) has added to its MC464 Motion Coordinator machine controller range with the launch of its new EtherCAT Master drive interface module. The new module provides tightly...

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Stand-Alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) recently announced its first stand-alone I2CTM Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) family. All six MCP794XX devices are highly integrated at a low cost, including ample...

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Security Software

Express Logic (San Diego, CA) recently announced the integration of the μSSL™ Security Stack from Cypherbridge® Systems. μSSL implements a standards-based solution to achieve chip-to-chip and chip-to-server...

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Single-Chip Positioning Device

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation, and telematics...

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Mobile Secure Router

The LN1000 mobile secure router from Juniper Networks (Sunnyvale, CA) is an 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port, ruggedized blade router that provides radio router protocol support with hardware based queuing and an integrated...

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Embedded Graphics Card

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has announced the world’s first graphics card designed specifically for the embedded market. The VIA eH1 AIB features an advanced DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Handheld RF Vector Network Analyzers

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) has introduced the MS202xB/MS203xB VNA Master™ series handheld RF vector network analyzers (VNAs). With frequency coverage from 500 kHz to 4/6 GHz, and featuring...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Energy Harvesting Kit

Powercast Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced its Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging. The kit features near-lossless energy storage and efficient charging via the...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF and Universal Frequency Counter/Timer

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the Agilent 53200 RF and universal frequency counter/timer series, the first frequency counters with LXI Class C compliance. The Agilent 53200 RF...

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Processing Card

Nallatech (Camarillo, CA) has announced the AMC-420, a mid-/full-size processing card. The PICMG® AMC.0 R2.0 compliant card features a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and a range of devices that include logic-oriented LXT and...

SCHOTT North America, Inc. (Louisville, KY) presents SUPREMAX® 33 rolled borosilicate glass for telescope applications. SUPREMAX 33, which has the properties of SCHOTT’s BOROFLOAT® 33, provides low thermal expansion,...

Laser Components (Hudson, NH) offers both assembled cables, including coated fibers, and job coatings on fibers supplied by the customer. They also offer anti-reflection coatings, which significantly reduce...

The Hyperspec Point & Stare sensor from Headwall Photonics (Fitchburg, MA) is a fully integrated imaging sensor used for unattended, ground-based surveillance applications. The sensor identifies objects based on the...

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced the compact CONEX-AGP controller, preconfigured with an AgilisTM AG-LS25-27P linear stage that includes a miniature, built-in, direct-read linear encoder. The...

The PIXCI® SV5L low-profile frame grabber from EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) acquires video from NTSC, RS-170, PAL, CCIR, or S-Video cameras. A 3-input video multiplexer allows signal selection from two mini-BNC or one S-Video...

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, N.C.) offers the OptoCooler™ HV37 module, a high-voltage, thin-film thermoelectric cooler (TEC). At 85°C, the OptoCooler HV37 can pump 4.5 watts or 107W/cm2 of heat in a footprint...

Ophir Photonics Group (Logan, UT) has announced high-damage threshold power volume absorbers for short pulsed lasers (

Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a set of EnergyMax sensors in which all meter electronics are miniaturized and integrated within the sensor head cable. Coherent’s sensors are available in this form factor...

The micro38999 miniature connectors from Souriau (Wenatchee, WA) can withstand vibration of 44 Grms at a temperature of 125°C for 8 hours. Developed from the MIL-DTL-38999 specifications, the electrical crimp contacts...

New PbS and PbSe multi-channel detectors (MCD) from Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) provide sensitivity of 1.5 × 1010 Jones for detection of up to four distinct materials or gases. Covering one to five microns, the MCD...

OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has launched an easy-to-reference desk chart that provides “at a glance” properties of a wide range of materials that OFS Specialty Photonics Division (SPD) offers for optical fiber...

Autonomous vehicles require gyroscopes for navigation and stabilization of the platform in demanding battlefield, aerospace and undersea environments. Autonomous vehicles...

The rapidly evolving and changing asymmetric threats confronting the U.S. military are dramatically escalating demands for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Even...

Change is a concept that is well known in the computer industry. Designers and manufacturers alike have embraced this trend in an ongoing race to increase computing power while reducing...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Small Form Factor Computing in OpenVPX

The new OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) standard helps military system designers build compatible embedded systems by defining “profiles” to which vendors can adhere when designing boards, and system...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Using FPGAs to Improve x86 Processor I/O Flexibility

By offering the ability to update application functionality, provide a reconfigurable solution and enable easy design customization, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology has...

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