Briefs: Physical Sciences
MALDI-MSI Imaging of Latent Fingerprints

For years, forensic scientists have been seeking new methods to improve existing techniques for the visualization of latent fingerprints. The structured combination of optical methods (diffused reflection, luminescence, UV absorption and reflection), physical methods (powdering, vacuum metal deposition,...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Compressive Oversampling for Robust Data Transmission in Sensor Networks

A paper discusses recent developments in the area of Compressive Sensing (CS) for data loss in wireless sensing applications. Since many physical signals of interest are known to be sparse or compressible, employing CS not only compresses the data and reduces the effective...

A free-space optical laser communications technology that can compensate for atmospheric distortions in real time might soon break the bandwidth bottleneck for...

The XZ1001-BD is a highly integrated transmit/receive 4 port core chip from M/A-COM Tech Asia (Hsinchu, Taiwan). It is designed for applications operating within the 2.5 to 4 GHz range. The XZ1001-BD features 100%...

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) introduces the MS202x/3xC VNA Master series of handheld vector network analyzers (VNAs) that provides the performance and capabilities of numerous benchtop instruments in a...

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Low-Power FPGAs

Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, CA) offers the Spartan®6Q family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) qualified for meeting the rigorous requirements of the aerospace and defense market. The Spartan-6Q family meets the needs of...

New printable CM-NMX military-grade cable markers for identification of large wire bundles, cables, pipes, and conduits have been launched by Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA). The markers are well-suited for the...

Crystek (Fort Meyers, FL) offers the Armored LL142 rugged low-loss RF cable assemblies with a spiraled stainless steel casing and heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a Neoprene jacket. At 18 GHz,...

NextComputing (Nashua, NH) has released the Vigor Evo Plus rugged mobile computers to support high-end software applications in deployed environments. Created for military...

DSM Dyneema (Stanley, NC) offers Dyneema® SB51 vest-grade uni-directional (UD) material for use in ballistic vests that protect against handgun ammunition, fragments, and knives. The...

VTI Instruments Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the EX1200-7100 26.5-GHz microwave switch carrier and relay driver. The carrier incorporates RF and microwave signal routing into the platform. The scalable...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Vector Network Analyzer

National Instruments (Austin, TX) has introduced the NI PXIe-5630 6 GHz two-port vector network analyzer (VNA), available in a compact, modular two-slot PXI architecture that allows engineers to perform parallel...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radio Telemetry System

Datapaq (Wilmington, MA) offers the Datapaq®TM21 radio telemetry system that uses radio-frequency technology to monitor and analyze thermal processes and temperature data in industrial-heating applications. Product...

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Cable Connectors

The Times Advantage™ connector line from Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) has been extended to include four new type-716 DIN straight and right-angle EZ no-solder connectors for LMR-400 and LMR-600 cables. None of...

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Microwave Switch Platform

The EX71HD microwave switching platform from VTI Instruments (Irvine, CA) addresses applications that require non-latching relays and an operating range of up to 26.5 GHz. The switch can house up to 12 building...

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Dual-Band Antenna

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products (Fairview, PA) introduces the Wi-FI Pro Dual Band Antenna, designed to provide full bandwidth across the ISM band and withstand noisy or electronically sensitive environments. Able to...

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RF Diagnostic Chamber

The R&S DST200 RF diagnostic chamber from Rohde and Schwarz (Columbia, MD) allows wireless device developers to perform reproducible, radiated RF measurements, including tests for self-interference, radiated...

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Electric Field Probe

The FL740 electric field probe from AR (Souderton, PA) uses an internal microprocessor to offer linearization, control, and communication functions. The FL7040 communicates through glass fiber optic cables, up to 100...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Antenna Switches

California Eastern Laboratories (Santa Clara, CA) offers two RF antenna switches based on the same chip die: the uPG2413T6M and the uPG2413T6Z. The small, single pole triple throw, SP3T switches, designed by Renesas...

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RF/IF Digitizer

ZTEC Instruments (Albuquerque, NM) and Astronics DME Corp. (East Aurora, NY) have developed the ZR8441 RF/IF digitizer. The digitizer comes standard with a full-featured, on-instrument spectrum analyzer. Technical...

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Dipole Antennas

Antenna Factor (Merlin, OR) has announced 2.4 GHz models of its HW and HWR Series antennas. While the HW has a fixed base, the HWR option features an articulating base that allows the antenna to tilt 90° and rotate 360°....

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
AC-to-DC Converter

BC Systems (Setauket, NY) has launched the BC-751, an eight-output, 800W AC-to-DC converter, designed to power solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The BC-751 accepts a...

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ISM Band Transceiver

RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, NC) introduces the ML2730, a single-chip integrated Frequency Shift Keyed (FSK) transceiver with integrated power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA). The ML2730 covers 900 MHz, 2.4...

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USB Interface Device

Data Device Corp. (Bohemia, NY) has introduced a portable USB synchro/resolver interface device for military position feedback, and control and test systems. The input unit features two independent synchro/resolver-to-digital conversion channels configurable for 2V to 90V inputs, and operate at carrier frequencies in the...

MobileRecon from Navagis (Jackson, MS) is a mobile device application that brings video, audio, and other data onto a Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) globe from the field. User-generated maps and live asset tracking can be...

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Silicone Tape

Simrit (Plymouth, MI) has introduced self-fusing silicone sinusoidal tape that incorporates fiberglass strands into the tape to control the amount of stretch for consistent thickness and dielectrics, while providing tear and...

The xTablet® T7000 mini tablet computer from MobileDemand (Hiawatha, IA) provides the functionality of a notebook computer, the Windows operating system of a tablet PC, and the portability of a handheld device. The...

The 2200 series of 40W high-voltage amplifiers from TREK (Medina, NY) is available in three models - the Model 2205, 2210, and 2220. The 2205 controls output voltages from 0 to ±500V DC or peak AC, with an output...

TT electronics IRC (Corpus Christi, TX) offers the PFC Series thin-film chip resistors that includes a 0402 package size qualified to MIL-PRF-55342 specifications. The chips are constructed using Tantalum Nitride...

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