INSIDER: Defense

Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center has contracted for several efforts with the American Sheep Industry Association and its subsidiary, Sheep Venture...

INSIDER: Defense

With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced low-pincount, 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages 5 × 5 mm. The PIC32 “MX1” and “MX2” MCUs feature dedicated...

Products: Electronics & Computers

The PeerReview Complete™ tool from SmartBear Software (Beverly, MA) allows engineers to share, review, and annotate schematics, 2D drawings, diagrams, images, HTML, and other digital content. PeerReview Complete features...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Bourns (Riverside, CA) offers two evaluation boards for RS-485-port interfaces. The boards use Bourns® TBU® High-Speed Protectors (HSPs), GDTs, TVS diodes, and MOV products. The Bourns RS-485EVALBOARD1 includes two...

Products: Electronics & Computers

APEM Components (Haverhill, MA) has announced a range of customized, ergonomic, low-power membrane switches. The switches can be made with either non-tactile or tactile feedback through sound and light indication. The...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers

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...

Products: Software

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,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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....

Products: Electronics & Computers

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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

Products: Imaging

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....

Articles: Aerospace

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...

Articles: Aerospace

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

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

Articles: Electronics & Computers

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...

Articles: Test & Measurement

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

Application Briefs: Weapons Systems

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

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...

Application Briefs: Weapons Systems

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...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Briefs: Materials

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

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