Products: Electronics & Computers
CompactPC® Multicore Board

Kontron (Poway, CA) has introduced the CP308 3U CompactPCI® multicore board with the CP308-MEDIA extension card, featuring the new HD digital display interface standard DisplayPort. It includes S/P-DIF-Out audio...

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Microcontroller Tool Suite

LDRA (San Bruno, CA) has announced the integration of its LDRA tool suite and Microchip Technology’s MPLAB PIC18, PIC24, and dsPIC32/33 tool chains. Microchip’s PIC18, PIC24, and dsPIC32/33 families are 8- and...

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BGA Socket

Ironwood Electronics (Burnsville, MN) now offers a BGA socket for 0.5mm pitch 51 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7154 socket is designed for 4mm × 4mm × 0.8 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of...

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Protocol Analyzer Mid-Bus Probe

Anew mid-bus probe for the Summit™ T3-16 Protocol Analyzer from LeCroy (Chestnut Ridge, NY) can be connected to systems that utilize the Intel® mid-bus probe footprint specification. The probe uses a...

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On-Chip Debug Solutions

Macraigor Systems (Brookline Village, MA) has ported their on-chip debug technology (OCDemon), GNU tools suite, and Eclipse Ganymede/Galileo platform to the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. The Cortex-A8 is ARM’s first...

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Lightweight Spreader for SBCs

Advanced Digital Logic (San Diego, CA) has introduced the ADL945PC-LTSPREADER, a lightweight spreader for the ADL945PC family of single board computers. The ADL945PC-LTSPREADER is designed for any application...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Using Microelectrode Arrays for Cerebral Applications

The fundamental understanding of cerebral systems and associated diseases relies on the electrical recording of single neuron activity. This requires in vivo interfacing with neurons using micrometer-scale electrodes. Traditionally, this challenging task is being performed using: single wire...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
How Cool Is That? Ensuring Effective Thermal Design

Proper thermal design of any electronics-based system is key to its long-term reliability. NASA engineering expertise in this area is renowned. The International Space Station (ISS) operates in a temperature environment from 250 degrees F (121 °C), down to a minus 250 degrees F (-157 °C),...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Managing a Network of Self-Encrypting Hard Drives

With high-profile data breaches making headlines regularly, organizations are carefully evaluating their options for protecting mobile data. For years, software full disk encryption, (FDE), has been the preferred means of addressing this threat. But widespread adoption has been hampered by the...

JENOPTIK Optical Systems (Jupiter, FL) offers optic and micro-optic solutions for a broad range of infrared applications. Micro-optic IR solutions include diffractive and refractive solutions from materials...

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SWIR Lenses

Navitar (Rochester, NY) has introduced a line of SWIR (shortwave infrared) lenses in 16, 25, and 50 mm focal lengths to meet advancements in SWIR technology. The 25- and 50-mm lenses are available with manual or auto iris. The...

Deposition Sciences (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced optical coatings on plastic materials and substrates. The new optical thin-film coatings can be deposited on materials such as Ultem®, Zeonex®, and a variety of...

Polaris Sensor Technologies (Huntsville, AL) has developed a stereo vision upgrade kit for the TALON IV robot, the basis of which is a flat-panel Polariz3D 3D display integrated into the TALON operator control unit....

Sofradir EC (Fairfield, NJ) offers a line of infrared imaging engines based on cryogenically cooled MCT detectors. The engines can be integrated into a wide range of electro-optical systems. A variety of models is...

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Microcomponent Manufacturing

RepExact LLC (Gastonia, NC) offers specialty precision and microcomponents, including sensor housings manufactured by Tectri SA. The stainless steel components have a barrel drilled to a wall thickness at the end of 0.0004".

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Motion System

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the HXP100 Hexapod 6 DOF, a parallel kinematic motion system that utilizes field-proven actuators. The coordinate system allows flexibility in programming complex motions. It is used for...

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Laser

RPMC (O’Fallon,MO) has introduced the Tactical Illuminator Designator (TID) laser. The initial configuration is a 50-mJ, 1064-nm/20-mJ, 1.57-um laser with ~3 ns pulses at up to 100 Hz. A higher energy 150 mJ version with longer...

StingRay Optics (Keene, NH) has introduced the PN SR0794-A01O 40/100 mm long-wave infrared (LWIR) DFOV lens assembly for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). When paired with a640 × 480, 25-micron un-cooled LWIR...

Sensors Unlimited – Goodrich ISR Systems (Princeton, NJ),offers the SU320HX mil-hardened, uncooled, indium galliumarsenide (InGaAs), shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera that is compact, lightweight, and low power, making it...

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Solid-State Drive

Solid-State Drive White Electronic Designs Corp. (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced a Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND solid-state drive (SSD) that provides secure data storage for embedded military applications in rugged and extended-temperature environments. The drive is available as a 4-GByte, 22 × 27 mm plastic ball grid array...

Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) offers the Series LWU submersible LVDT displacement transducers available in either DC or AC versions. The units are designed for use in sea water and other submersible environments,...

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Imaging Sensor

Headwall Photonics (Fitchburg, MA) has announced the High Efficiency Hyperspec imaging sensor for airborne spectral sensing missions that require high levels of imaging performance. The hyperspectral sensors are used in the...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (Leesburg, VA) offers the CHAMP-AV5 VME64x DSP (Digital Signal Processing) engine utilizing the dual-core Intel® Core™ i7-610E processor. The multi-processing...

RAE Systems (San Jose, CA) offers the MeshGuard intelligent, connected gas detection system for hazardous gas detection in stationary applications. The MeshGuard family of wireless toxic and flammable gas sensors and...

Aeroflex (Plainview, NY) offers HiRel Analog Multiplexer Mod ules for sending multiple signals to subsystems for monitoring. The Mini MUX8520/21/22/23 are rated for 300 krads with LET of 120 MeV/cm2/mg. The new...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
CAT Scanner Provides 3D View Inside Nuclear Weapon Components

The Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is pursuing a smaller, safer, more secure, and less expensive nuclear weapons complex. Meeting that goal means relying on advanced scientific tools and procedures to assure a high level of confidence in...

Articles: Aerospace
Shortwave Infrared Sensors: A New Way to See

Compact, lightweight, and uncooled imaging sensors are fueling a revolution in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). They are the key enablers for a powerful new breed of sophisticated, small, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and man-portable sensor systems. Very capable small UAS can...

Briefs: Information Technology
Considering Software Protection for Embedded Systems

Given the current trend of reprogrammable embedded devices within the Department of Defense and industry, attention needs to be refocused on the benefits or measurability of software protection applied to this domain. Modern reconfigurable embedded systems consider circuits as software and the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Field-Programmable Gate Array-Based Software-Defined Radio

There are existing wideband communications systems that were built using field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based software-defined radio (SDR) designs. Despite the inherent advantages of these systems, some are functionally restricted by limited output bandwidth.

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