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Paper-Based Wireless Sensor Could Help Detect IEDs

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives. The device, which employs carbon nanotubes and is printed on paper or paper-like material using standard inkjet...

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New Test Facility Measures Radar Cross Sections

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has opened a new compact range that will be used for radar cross section measurements and antenna testing. The new facility, which is shielded against electromagnetic interference, will be used for GTRI's defense-related research projects and...

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Plasma Research Could Improve Radar, Satellite Systems

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama have received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to conduct fundamental research into the ways in which plasmas interact with the walls of the structures...

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Army Tests High-Tech Helicopter Simulator

The Army is using a new helicopter simulator, called the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3), to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk. Through specially created virtual reality glasses, which fit the same as night vision goggles, soldiers can practice...

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Pentagon Explores Use of Small, Throwable Robots

The Army, Marine Corps and the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) are working to procure and deliver thousands of small, easily transportable "throwable" robots equipped with surveillance cameras designed to beam back video from confined spaces, buildings, tunnels and other...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges. Vehicle features impact antenna performance by blocking,...

In January, Concepts NREC (CN) was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Navy to improve the power efficiency of its gas turbine prime...

As materials, ergonomic design, and ballistics protection have evolved, the U.S. Army helmet has improved in form and function, from the M1 of WWII, to the 29-layer Kevlar PASGT (Personnel Armor...

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