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Three years after the Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling technologies that could soon make it...

Detecting improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan requires constant, intensive monitoring using rugged equipment. When Sandia researchers first demonstrated a modified miniature synthetic aperture...

Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in terms of battlefield data...

The backplane and hardware module standards help to increase part commonality and the reuse of components in different system architectures and...

The proliferation of unmanned military vehicles tasked with critical communications and radar requirements drives the need for powerful data acquisition and signal processing...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Electronics Take Charge

Electronic controls are slowly transforming aircraft engines of all types, bringing improved fuel consumption, improved efficiency, and more power. As the functionality of control units for jet engines increases,...

With airlines increasingly directing their attention to operating costs and environmental initiatives, the More Electric Architecture for Aircraft...

In addition to providing thrust, the engines on conventional civil jet airliners generate power for onboard systems and ancillary loads in the form of pneumatic, hydraulic, and...

Articles: Defense
iSLC Flash Technology

Robots have been employed by the military to assist in missions where it would be, and has been, too dangerous to have a human being take on the task. These robots can detect and disable bombs. Some can be thrown into...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PLCs

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) has released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more T1H Series PLC. Using the proven Terminator field I/O hardware as a platform, the Do-moreT1H PLC supports stackable base units, discrete...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Compact USB Oscilloscope

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) recently announced the availability of the new PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes, which are 80% smaller than their predecessors, similar in size to a passport but ¾" thick....

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power Management ICs

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced two new AEC Qualified ICs optimized for automotive powertrain and in-cabin deployment. Running off a 2V to 44V input voltage, the NCV8876 non-synchronous boost controller...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Software Platform Builder

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia) has announced Software Platform, which delivers ultra-rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers. The Software Platform includes a comprehensive...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
From VME to VPX

Sequestration, defense reform and cost constraints are driving a new paradigm in the defense industry, where leveraging existing technologies is no longer optional, but required. This is especially true as we migrate from VME...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
CompactPCI Steps Into the Future

CompactPCI Serial has proven to be a beneficial technology upgrade for a number of embedded systems designers accustomed to working with the legacy CompactPCI platform. Not only does CompactPCI Serial bring...

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA® or ATCA®) is a series of open standard computing platform specifications originally...

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2 GHz RF Source

Crystek Microwave (Fort Meyers, FL) has announced the release of a 2 GHZ RF Source, the CRFS75-2000. Crystek designed the module using proprietary circuitry and SAW (surface acoustic wave) resonator technology to provide...

Products: Electronics & Computers
C40 Heatsink System

Ohmite Manufacturing (Arlington Heights, IL)recently introduced their high performance C40 Heatsink System with modular cooling benefits. Designed to provide engineers with a variety of cooling options, the C40 heatsinks...

Products: Electronics & Computers
OpenVPX HDS Data/Graphics Processing Module

OpenVPX™ systems operating Serial RapidIO(R) or 10Gigabit Ethernet data plane architectures can process data and graphic information faster with the HDS6502 (High Density Server) module from...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Modular Backplane System

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has announced a high-performance connector system designed specifically to enable PCB developers in the video, commercial broadcast and telecommunications industries to transfer...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Designing Rugged, Standards-Based Embedded Solutions

It can be argued that small form factor design trends are paradoxical. As form factor size decreases, functionality requirements increase; as processing power requirements heighten, lower...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Tips for Selecting or Designing a Membrane Switch

Membrane switches are known for standing up to tough environmental conditions. Flexible and durable, the membrane switch can be customized with embossing, backlighting, sealing, and...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Small Form Factor Computers Go Ultra-low Power

Agrowing number of mobile, space constrained or harsh environment applications are being designed for the military, industrial automation/HMI, digital signage and medical markets that are...

While carbon nanotube technology (CNT) has generated widespread interest for applications ranging from semiconductors to medical, one area that is a focus of research at...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Looking Under the Hood of a Military Power Supply

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Body Motion Tracking System

Xsens (Enschede, Netherlands) and STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) recently demonstrated the world’s first wearable wireless 3D body motion tracking system based on consumer-grade MEMS combo sensors....

Products: Electronics & Computers
Thermoelectric Power Generators

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) has announced a new series of thin- film thermoelectric power generators that offer higher power, more robust mechanical design and ease of integration with common...

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Projected Capacitive Touchpanel

EVERVISION Electronics Europe (Karlsruhe/Germany) has unveiled a new capacitive touch panel product line called IPCT (Improved Projected Capacitive Touchpanel). IPCT specifically addresses industrial...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Free 32-bit MCU Compiler

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) is offering a free C++ compiler with unlimited code generation. The MPLAB XC32++ compiler supports all of Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs), and enables designers...

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