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Forced Air-Cooled Enclosure

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) (Middleton, WI) is now shipping the XPand4200, a sub-1⁄2 ATR, forced air-cooled enclosure for conduction-cooled modules. The system measures 4.88" (W) × 6.0" (H) × 13.5" (D) and weighs 8.8 pounds. The XPand4200 has an optional removable memory module attachment that supports the XPort6191 Solid State Disk (SSD) removable storage module, with 64 GB of storage capacity. With the memory module attachment the height increases to 7.62" and the weight to 11.1 pounds. Up to six conduction-cooled, 0.8" pitch 3U VPX, 3U cPCI, or power supply modules can be configured into the XPand4200. Additionally, the XPand4200 can be configured to meet custom I/O requirements with conduction-cooled PMC / XMC modules available from X-ES or third parties.

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Two-Slot OpenVPX Development Platform

Elma Electronic Systems Division (Fremont, CA) has released a new two-slot VPX/OpenVPX test and development platform that accommodates both 3U and 6U boards via a shelf divider. The new E-Frame Series enables developers to power up one or more VPX blades under test and interconnect the J1 fabric connections to emulate the user’s application. The use of a standard VPX RTM (rear transition module) plugged into the back provides access to the J0, J2, J3, J4, J5 and J6 connectors, while simultaneously accessing high-speed signals in the J1 connector, routed out the side of the backplane. Each slot’s J1 “A” channel is broken out into 16 SMA connectors and the “B”, “C” and “D” channels into four SATA2 cable headers (12 total per slot).

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IPv4/IPv6 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The new Kontron (Poway, CA) Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 offers 3U VPX (VITA 46.x) and OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) platforms enterprise-class switching functionality with a total of 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports and advanced management features. The non-blocking fully managed L2/L3 Gigabit switch, Kontron VX3910, with its 20x Gigabit ports to the backplane, offers the highest port density for the implementation of various network topologies in 3U appliances. Four additional 2.5-Gigabit ports to the backplane simplify a redundant system architecture with multiple switches with no single point of failure. The four 1000 Base-T uplinks on the front panel, one dedicated for out-of-band management, expand the range to a total of 28 ports. The new Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 is available in an air-cooled version for ambient temperatures from 0°C to +55°C and in a rugged conduction-cooled version for the extended temperature range from -40°C to + 85°C.

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Frequency Synthesizer

Phase Matrix (San Jose, CA) offers the 20 GHz QuickSynTM microwave synthesizer that covers the 0.5- to 20-GHz frequency range (extendable down to 0.2 GHz) with 0.001-Hz resolution. The product provides major modulation capabilities (AM, FM, phase, and pulse), power leveling and control, frequency and power sweep, list mode, and other functions.

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Optical Wire and Grids

Dontech (Doylestown, PA) offers optical fine wire (OFW) and micro EMI-mesh (MEM100) conductive optical grids that provide EMI/RFI shielding of electronic displays, instrumentation, and enclosures. The OFW mesh is constructed of woven and conductively plated fine-wire stainless steel and copper; the MEM100 series is made of etched and blackened copper. The optical grids are suitable for use in military and aircraft applications, medical and industrial displays, rugged computers, communication systems, and test equipment. Grid counts typically range from 50 to 255 openings per inch (opi). Standard unplated wire width/diameter for most mesh counts is 0.0011" and 0.0022" for woven, and 0.0005" for etched mesh. The grids are typically embedded in glass or plastic substrates such as acrylic, polycarbonate, polyester (PET), or triacetate (TAC).

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RF Module

RF Monolithics (Dallas, TX) has introduced the XDM2510H, an RF module built on the Dust Networks® IA-510(H)™ WirelessHART® system. The module provides a UART serial port for connection to sensors and an RF connector for antenna connection. With module certifications in the USA, Canada, and pending in Europe, no type acceptance testing is required of the OEMs' end products. The module allows connection either locally or anywhere across the Internet.

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Power Amplifier

The Model KMS2010 solid-state power amplifier module from AR Modular RF (Bothell, WA) covers the 1.75 to 1.85 GHz frequency range with 150 Watts of power, and is suitable for the wireless broadband network. This 52-dBm linear power amplifier offers a scalable gain of 57 dB and is designed to meet most communication protocols, including various types of OFDM. The module comprises a printed circuit board housed in a machined aluminum enclosure. The amplifier is protected from thermal overload, over-power, over-voltage, or wrong voltage polarity, and includes an internal isolator.

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Reference Oscillator

Crystek (Fort Myers, FL) has introduced the RF Pocket Reference Oscillator (RFPRO Series), a frequency control product that integrates a complete True SineWave SAW (surface acoustic wave) oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. Connecting the device’s female SMA side to 3.3 Vdc will output a -135 dBc/Hz phase noise signal at 10 Khz offset. The oscillator offers a frequency stability of ±150 ppm over -20 to 70 °C (operating temperature ranges from -40 to 85 °C). It is available in 500 MHz and 1 GHz output frequencies.

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Power Supply Capacitors

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products (Fairview, PA) offers Switch Mode Power (SMP) Supply capacitors with MIL-PRF-49470

approval for military QPL offerings. Designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -55 to 125 °C, the capacitors function with capacitance of up to 70 μF, with tolerances of 5, 10, or 20%, and are offered in through-hole or surface-mount leaded configurations of N, J, or L. BP, BX, BR, or BQ ceramics are available and able to withstand voltages ranging from 50 to 500 VDC.

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Gain Antennas

The OM series of gain antennas from Antenna Factor (Merlin, OR) is designed to increase the range and reliability of wireless links, while maintaining omnidirectional pattern around the circumference of the antenna. The antennas feature rugged, weatherized construction for both indoor and outdoor applications. Complete mounting hardware is included for standard masts. The standard antenna features 7 dBi gain; higher-gain versions are available.

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