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VPX Embedded Computer

Kontron (Augsburg, Germany) introduced its next-generation StarVX high performance embedded computing (HPEC) system based on the company’s VX3058 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). Leveraging the processing power of the advanced 8-core version Intel® Xeon® D-1540 (Broadwell DE), the StarVX packs server-class silicon and highly ruggedized technologies in a compact 3U blade footprint. Each blade is connected to two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and high bandwidth PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 through the system backplane, while the processor uses high speed DDR4 memory to meet increased sensor data processing needs. Kontron’s VXFabric™ API provides a TCP/IP protocol over the PCI Express infrastructure.

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Flat Cable Assemblies

Cicoil's (Valencia, CA) flat cable assemblies are designed for use in targeting pods, thermographic camera and infrared sight systems typically utilized in multi-role fighter aircraft, attack helicopters and maritime surveillance vessels where cable failure is not an option. The compact, Flexx-Sil™ encased flat cable solutions are engineered to provide consistent electrical characteristics, space & weight savings, EMI/RFI suppression, and optimum cable flexibility.

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Aerospace Gimbals Test Service

A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA) offers OEMs verified performance results for Bal Seal® spring-energized rotary/face seals used in aerospace and defense gimbal applications. Bal Seal Engineering’s gimbal seal test equipment measures friction and leak rate using customer-defined hardware tolerances and operating conditions, including pressure and speed.

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IR Filter Sets

LASER COMPONENTS (Bedford, NH) has begun introducing pyroelectric and lead salt detectors to the market. With this in mind, they also now offer low-cost accessories such as new IR filter sets. Fourteen standard bandpass filters are sawn up hexagonally and integrated into pluggable filter mounts with an inner diameter of 8.5 mm, with an aperture of 6 mm. Wavelengths range from 3.33 μm to 7.30 μm, having full width half maximum values from 60 nm to 600 nm. These filters use silicon substrates providing blocking to 10μm, with thirteen out of the fourteen filters being angle optimized.

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Lighting Test System

G&H Instruments (Orlando, FL) has introduced the new and improved OL 770-NVS Night Vision Display Test and Measurement System for the measurement of NVG-compatible lighting and displays. With all of the features of the original system, the new 770-NVS allows for NVIS compatible testing of Tungsten backlit devices without the need for additional filters and system calibrations. This is achieved by utilizing a concave, aberration-corrected grating spectrograph specifically designed to target the NVIS wavelength range as defined in MIL-L-86762A Appendix B / MIL-STD-3009.

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Optical Wavelength Meter

Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) recently introduced the 828B Optical Wavelength Meter that can measure the absolute wavelength of WDM lasers to an accuracy of ± 1 pm. This accuracy is maintained over long periods of time by calibrating with a built-in wavelength standard resulting in a confidence level of 99.7%. What makes the 828B system special is that it measures wavelength at a rate as high as 1 kHz. What’s more, the speed of the 828B system provides time resolution as short as 1 ms, resulting in more detailed wavelength characterization of components such as tunable WDM lasers.

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Ultraviolet DLP Chip

Texas Instruments (TI) DLP® Products (Dallas, TX) has released the DLP9500UV chipset, a high resolution ultraviolet (UV) DLP chip designed to quickly expose and cure photosensitive materials in industrial and medical imaging applications, including direct imaging lithography, 3D printing, laser marking, ophthalmology, phototherapy and hyperspectral imaging. Two million micromirrors (1920 x 1080) enable end equipment to image large exposure areas with few print heads, and it supports print feature sizes approaching 1µm. It is optimized for exposure in the 363 – 420 nm wavelengths.

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In-Flight Ice Sensor

New Avionics Corp (Ft Lauderdale, FL) has introduced its next- generation new Ice*Meister™ Model 9732-PLASTIC ice detecting sensor for aircraft. Consisting of a probe, housing, circuit board, and lightweight blue cable, the unit has been tested at NASA Glenn, the world’s largest icing wind tunnel, and complies with defacto in-flight ice-detection standard SAE AS 5498.

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Hybrid Benchtop Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies (San Diego, CA) has introduced the HBC-SD49 Hybrid Benchtop Chamber that combines thermal conduction and convection in one unit, providing many of the best features of temperature chambers and thermal platforms together to maximize performance and control.

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Dual A/D Converter FMC

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has released a new analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for RADAR, SIGINT, wireless infrastructure, RF Sampling SDR, and other applications. The FMC226 is a dual ADC, 12-bit at 4.0 GSPS module. The compact FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) plugs into any VITA 57 compliant board, including VadaTech’s numerous FPGA carriers. The analog input, clock input and trigger inputs of the FMC226 are routed via SSMC connectors. The internal clock frequency is programmable and the clock is capable of locking to an external reference. An ultra-low noise wideband Phased Locked Loop (PLL) on the FMC226 provides precision timing and clean signals.

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