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ARINC 600 Network Server

MEN Micro Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) now offers a robust ARINC 600- compliant high speed network server for inflight communications. Pre-integrated and prequalified to DO160-G up to the operating system, the versatile MP70S enables aircraft to achieve new levels of inflight connectivity for wireless data transmission, entertainment and system maintenance applications. Using the latest Intel Core i7, quad-core 64-bit processor, the MP70S easily handles the high performance computing and networking requirements of modern avionics applications.

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ADS-B Compliant Transponder

ACSS (Phoenix, AZ), an L-3 and Thales Company, has developed an ADS-B transponder solution for legacy corporate aircraft, the NXT- 700. This next-generation Mode S transponder will satisfy the DO-260B mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) on many legacy aircraft models and will reduce owner/operator costs, as well as downtime, because it is a “one-quarter ATR short” form-fit installation.

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Rate Indicator/Totalizer

The Hoffer (Elizabeth City, NC) HIT-4U Rate Indicator/Totalizer is being offered with additional options providing the user with enhanced functionality and flexibility in a compact enclosure. The choice of a NEMA 4X enclosure joins the explosion-proof enclosure options and is now available flow meter mounted or remote mounted on a 2” or smaller pipe. The NEMA 4X enclosure offers options for local Modbus access ports via USB port or hardwired access through strain relief for data log retrieval and configuration of the unit.

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Rugged Embedded System

Connect Tech (Guelph, Ontario) announces Rosie, its latest rugged embedded system, based on the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1. Housed in a compact enclosure with optional mounting brackets, Rosie features the NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture with 236 CUDA cores delivering over 1 TeraFLOPs of performance with a 64-bit ARM A57 CPU.

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Analog-to-Digital Converter

The new EV12AD550 1.5GSps ADC from e2v (Chelmsford, UK) supports high dynamic range at 4.5GHz and S-band direct digitization, which enables space systems to avoid costly down conversion requirements. Future Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Earth observation systems, for example, will be able to operate this ADC at up to 5.5GHz without the need for down conversion. The removal of down conversion stages reduces the weight, size and power consumption of the overall space system, helping to reduce expensive orbit costs.

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Aerospace Composites

Victrex (West Conshohocken, PA) launched a new line of PAEK-based composites for the aerospace industry in the form of unidirectional (UD) tape and laminate panels. Introduced under the brand VICTREX® AE250 composites, the new product group enables the production of continuously- reinforced components that can perform under load. Such components include brackets, clips, clamps, and housings used throughout the aircraft in primary and secondary structures.

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Rugged Data Recorders

DTS (Seal Beach, CA) has released SLICE HG, a new standalone 3-channel system; 31.75 mm in diameter × 42.52 mm; 20,000 g shock-rated; programmable bandwidth DC to 40 KHz; with adjustable sampling 10 to 500,000 sps/ch. Data direct-writes to 16 GB flash memory, which can store >4 hours at the max sampling rate. The small potted aluminum enclosure is designed to be embedded in the test article, which also helps improve data quality. Sensor support includes: bridge, MEMS, strain, IEPE, load and temperature sensors.

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Rugged Sunlight Readable Tablet

AMREL (Los Angeles, CA) announced the launch of APEX PX5, a 10.1" fully rugged, sunlight readable tablet. The APEX PX5 is built to meet modern demands with a tough magnesium chassis and a durable ABS plastic cover. Boasting a speedy 4th generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i5 processor, the APEX PX5 Tablet is ideal for graphic and other data-intensive applications. Its capacitive multi-touch display is made from scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and supports glove touch, and a digitizer option.

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DC/DC Converters

Gaia Converter (Laval, QC, Canada) has extended its ultra-wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters platform to the new High Rel MGDD-08 series, targeting military and airborne applications. The MGDD-08 Series 9-60V & 80V transient input voltage range complies with Mil-Std-1275, 704 or DO-160 standards without an additional front end protection device. This unique performance is achieved via Gaia’s proprietary switching techniques while also keeping efficiency over 90%. With 2 outputs (for parallel, serial or symmetrical operation) of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 24V, they can cover a wide variety of needs such as single 3.3V to 48V output, +&- 15V or 2×24V outputs for example.

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VPX™ ExpressFabric® Switch

Concurrent Technologies (Woburn, MA) recently announced FR 341/x06, a new 3U VPX™ ExpressFabric® switch. FR 341/x06 supports six payload boards and is based around an Avago Technologies PEX9700 series device which is fully Gen 3 PCI Express® compatible with additional ExpressFabric capability. Similar to Concurrent Technologies’ existing FR 331/x06 3U VPX switch, it provides PCI Express data and Ethernet control plane links but with higher performance and more flexible configurations.

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