RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Vector Signal Generator

X-COM Systems, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies Group (Reston, VA), has introduced the 4CHVSG2000 four-channel arbitrary waveform vector signal generator that combines four independently programmable arbitrary...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Digitizer/Signal Generator

Innovative Integration (Simi Valley, CA) offers the X6-1000M that integrates highspeed digitizing and signal generation with signal processing on a PMC/XMC IO module. The coupling of the digitizing to a Virtex6...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radio Signal Analysis

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) offers the Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) measurement application for the X-Series signal analyzers. It enables one-button, standards-based testing per the RF requirements defined in...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Coax Contact Assemblies

Southwest Microwave (Tempe, AZ) offers SSBP-20 miniature microwave coax contact assemblies that fit into the standard Size 20 contact cavities of D-Subminiature connectors, as well as Size 02 and larger contact...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Monopole Antenna

Antenna Factor (Merlin, OR) has introduced the WRT-MON Series monopole antenna that is tamper-resistant and designed for use in power equipment where space is limited. It requires a proximity ground plane and installs...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Bandpass Filters

The TFSB series of thin-film bandpass filters is available from TDK-EPC Corp. (Tokyo, Japan). The filters have a footprint of 1.0 × 0.5 square millimeters, and an insertion height of 0.3 mm. The filters feature terminal...

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform that provides interoperability among 3U VPX boards. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides two separate clusters through a data and...

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has developed a MIL-DTL 38999 Series III connector. The KJAYA Series connector utilizes lightweight aluminum shells that provide a sealed, watertight, and...

VISTAGY (Waltham, MA) has released SyncroFIT® 2011, which allows airframe manufacturers to implement advanced manufacturing processes. CAD designers can use the software to define and manage fasteners, holes, joints,...

Sparton Corp. (De Leon Springs, FL) has introduced navigation sensors that provide magnetic heading and orientation information, even in areas where GPS signals are unavailable and GPS-based devices are unable to operate....

Alico Systems (Torrance, CA) has announced the Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA Sensor Development Kit (SDK). Powered by a Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP3530 (Cortex A8 RISC processor and DSP) together with a Xilinx Spartan 6...

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MEMS Gyroscope

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) has released the ADIS16136 iSensor® digital MEMS gyroscope, which provides 3.50/hr typical bias stability in a module consuming less than 1 watt and weighing 25 grams. The tactical grade (below...

Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Tring, Hertfordshire, UK) has announced a new version of its Trajectory Tracker video tracking system that correlates high-speed video data with 3D visualization and measurement information....

Traditional test methodologies employ testing as part of the validation phase of a project. While testing plays an important role for validation and quality control, it can...

As commercial and military electronics applications continue to “push the envelope” with higher powers and smaller packaging requirements, it is becoming more critical to...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Designing High-Speed, Rugged Data Recorders

High-speed recorders represent a major share of electronic instrumentation found in commercial, industrial, scientific research, government, and defense applications. Each system captures specific...

In the space industry, much of the effort to refine system engineering processes has been done by hand using tools as divergent as Microsoft PowerPoint to IBM Rational...

Software Defined Radio (SDR) represents an important move forward for mobile and personal communications, promising a major...

A combat identification system developed by Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation, was successfully tested during a recent...

Application Briefs: Defense
Rocket Launcher Tubes Protect Troops

The desire to get home safely dwells in the back of the mind of every soldier. The battlefield provides enough mortal dangers without soldiers having to wonder whether or not the weapons they carry could...

Cambridge Consultants has successfully carried out trials tracking 5 inch shells travelling at over 1,000 miles per hour for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The groundbreaking radar developed...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Jamming-Resistant Adaptive Radio System

Developing smart antennas for jam-resistant cognitive or software-defined radio systems entails a number of challenging issues. Researchers at the University of Texas are investigating methods to...

The ever-increasing electrical power, power density, and cooling requirements of present and future military platforms are pushing silicon-based power...

Electronic systems such as electronic controls, onboard computers, communications, navigation, and radar perform many critical functions onboard military and commercial...

Networks of microsensors can greatly improve environment monitoring for many civil and military applications. Multiple sensors provide fault tolerance and can provide...

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are the most attractive material in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology due to their chemical, physical, and...

A breadboard system has been developed for demonstrating nonmechanical zoom using flexible thin films. The project consists of three major task areas: material characterization,...

AReactive Structure Technology (RST) is a new class of smart structure that can react to external excitations (such as blast or ballistic impacts) in a carefully designed way...

A human-robotic system is under development that can map an unknown environment, as well as discover, track, and neutralize several static and dynamic objects...

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