Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
180 Degree Hybrid Microwave Coupler

KRYTAR, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced a new 180 degree hybrid coupler that delivers 3 dB of coupling over the broadband frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 26.5 GHz in a single compact package. Hybrid...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
DC — 40 GHz Chip Termination

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) (Portsmouth, RI) has announced the availability of their compact 0505 size chip termination rated at 25W characterized for DC to 40 GHz operation. The NDX-0505SG...

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Helmet Lights

FoxFury (Vista, CA) has introduced new side-worn helmet lights that attach to Special Ops, EMS and Flight helmets via the side mounting screw or industrial Velcro. These TX helmet lights are available with either white or...

Aitech Defense Systems (Chatsworth, CA) now offers the S750, the space industry's first COTS, radiation-tolerant, Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch PCI mezzanine card (PMC) that quickly and reliably transfers Ethernet data to...

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano) has introduced the Endevco® model 8530C series of high-sensitivity piezoresistive absolute pressure transducers, offering high output and a non-linearity of 1% at 3x...

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has expanded its ARINC 600 Series avionic connector product line to include next-generation avionic connector inserts that combine signal, power, Ethernet and fiber optic...

TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA) has introduced the new DPX Series DIN-rail mounted DC-DC converters. Available with both 2:1 and 4:1 input voltage ranges covering from 9.5V to 75V, with 40 to 60W output ratings, this new...

VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene, OR) has introduced the Mamba, an ultra-fast single-board computer (SBC) on an industry-standard EBX form factor. Designed around an Intel® Core™2 Duo P8400 processor, the Mamba performs at...

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Line Driver

Holt Integrated Circuits (Mission Viejo, CA) has introduced the HI-8596 line driver that automatically generates all ARINC 429 voltage levels on-chip, eliminating the need for negative voltage supplies or inverters typically found in ARINC 429 bus driver designs. The HI-8596 operates from a single +3.3V supply using four external...

Omnetics Connector Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the Latching-Bi-Lobe, is a Nano-D-shaped metal connector assembly with multiple pins and sockets set on 25 mil (.635 mm) pitch that matches the performance...

AVX Corp. (Greenville, SC) offers the TRM Series SMD tantalum professional multi-anode capacitor series that provides ultra-low ESR and high reliability levels. The capacitors feature failure rates better than...

Data Device Corp. (Bohemia, NY) has introduced the BU-672 Series PMC, PCI, cPCI/PXI, and PCI Express MIL-STD-1553 cards designed around its AceXtreme™ 1553 core. The cards add multi-function capability,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
ARM-Based 32-Bit MCUs

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced that the roadmap for its breakthrough STM32 family of 32-bit MCUs based on ARM® Cortex-MT processor cores will include new devices centered on the Cortex-M4 and...

Products: Electronics & Computers
3-Axis Acceleration Sensor

Saelig Company, Inc. (Pittsford, NY) has introduced JoyWarrior24F14, a high-resolution USB-connected 3-axis acceleration sensor with 125μg sensitivity. The new USB-powered JoyWarrior24F14 offers acceleration...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PCIe/104 Single Board Computer

Kontron (Poway, CA) has introduced the world’s first PCIe/104™ embedded single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel® Atom™ E600C processor series, pairing an Intel Atom E600 series processor with an...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Programmable Logic Controller

The new Vision1040™ PLC and integrated HMI from Unitronics (Quincy, MA) allows machine manufacturers and system integrators to add both a brilliant 10.4” color touch-screen equipped with 9 programmable...

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the next big telescope at NASA, will be placed at a stable Lagrange point approximately 1 million miles from the Earth. This telescope is the next stepping...

Fluid flow is a critical part of defense and aerospace design, whether the product is a rocket’s fuel valve or a tank’s turret-mounted electronics pod....

The main idea of composite material is to combine different materials to produce a new material with performance unattainable by the individual constituents. It gives...

Briefs: Materials
Synthesis of Long-Chain-Branched (LCB) Polysulfones for Multifunctional Transport Membranes

Increasing numbers of technologies are based on the idea of harnessing charge transport for useful processes such as energy harvesting, actuation, and sensing. Although much progress exists based on perfluorosulfonated platforms, new and more complicated...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biodegradable MEMS Based on Cellulose Paper

Electro-Active Paper(EAPap) has been recognized as a new smart material that can be used for sensors, actuators, biomimetic robots, and smart wallpapers. EAPap is made with cellulose paper by...

Briefs: Materials
Functionalized Silk Materials

T he goal of this work was to exploit the novel structural, physical, and biological features of silk proteins towards functionalization of materials systems generated from this family of protein. A new generation of functional silk systems is sought to provide novel materials with precise control of material...

Briefs: Materials
Dynamic Response and Failure Mechanisms of Layered Ceramic-Elastomer-Polymer/Metal Composites

A thorough study through a combination of ballistic and impact experiments, microscopic failure characterization, and numerical simulations has been carried out in order to decipher the underlying mechanisms involved in the interaction between a blast...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Low-Power Radios for Ad-Hoc Sensing Networks

Anew method has been developed for the design of a miniature, low-power, low-cost radio node capable of self-organization and communication within an ad-hoc network. The integrated radio transceiver, combined with a backend processor in a single networkable node, offers unique network...

Resettable circuit breaker cantilevers use silicon dioxide (SiO2) for temper ature compensation. The compressive stress in the SiO2 causes the...

The separation of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes in filaments is a viable approach to reduce AC losses in HTS high-power...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nozzles for Focusing Aerosol Particles

Several nozzles have been designed to aerodynamically focus aerosol particles into a small-diameter jet, so that individual particles can be illuminated by a laser beam and their light scattering and/or laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectra can be measured. An additional nozzle can aerodynamically puff...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Parallel Hybrid Vehicles Using Fuzzy Logic Control

A fuzzy logic controller for hybrid vehicles with parallel configuration was proposed. Using the state-of-charge (SOC) of the energy storage, the driver command, and the motor/generator speed, a set of rules was developed. The fuzzy logic controller can determine the split between the electric...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Development of an Electrochemical Biosensor for Organophosphate Chemicals

Detection of organophosphate (OP) compounds has attracted much attention in terms of safeguarding human health, owing to their frequent use as pesticides in agriculture and their potential use as chemical warfare agents. Among a variety of biological methods based on the...

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