Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products: May 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomer

Greene Tweed’s (Kulpsville, PA) Fusion™ FKM 665, a new generation, ultra-low-temperature and chemical-resistant elastomer, was specifically formulated to meet and exceed the requirements of Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) 7379 and AMS-P-83461. With a temperature range of -70°F to 450°F (-57°C to 232°C), Fusion™ 665 achieves outstanding low-temperature performance without compromising high-temperature performance.

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New Products: February 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Defense-Grade FPGAs

Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced availability of its Defense-grade XQ UltraScale+ portfolio of products, providing the benefits of its UltraScale+ architecture plus extended temperature and ruggedized packages to address the needs of the aerospace and defense industry. The new products encompass the XQ Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoCs and RFSoCs, as well as XQ Ultra-Scale+ Kintex® and Virtex ® FPGAs.

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New Products & Services: June 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing and Fabrication

On-Line UPS Family

Falcon Electric, Inc., (Irwindale, CA) announced the addition of tower models to its on-line rackmount SC UPS family. The new 700VA to 3kVA tower-configured SC UPS protects IT/IoT equipment, telecommunications, servers, security systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and other power-sensitive electronic systems against costly power disruptions.

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Radiation Tolerant 3-Phase Motor Drive

Data Device Corporation (DDC) (Bohemia, NY) introduced a new high-reliability, 3-phase radiation tolerant motor drive, providing 100k Rad Total Dose protection, and advanced circuit and logic protection to ensure fail-safe operation. The new compact PW-82336 3-phase motor drive hybrid utilizes a high-efficiency, radiation tolerant MOSFET output stage with 100 VDC rating to deliver 5A continuous current (10A peak current) to the motor.

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Lightning Protection Products

CDM Electronics (Turnersville, NJ) now stocks the full Times Microwave Systems' Times-Protect™ Series of surge and lightning protection products and accessories. These connectors meet or surpass all industrial, commercial, military and aerospace wireless communications standards for equipment and infrastructure with a frequency operating band from DC to 6 GHz.

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700 MHz - 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers

AR (Bothell, WA) now provides up to 350 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output of 0 dBm. Class A designs can be provided when linearity and ∞:1 output protection is required, or in Class AB configurations when lower cost and higher efficiency are needed with slight sacrifices in linearity and output VSWR protection. Units have a digital display and all amplifier control functions and status indications are available remotely in GPIB/IEEE-488 format, RS-232 hardwire and fiber optic, USB, and Ethernet. These instruments are used for EMC, wireless, or EW applications.

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Portable 3D Scanner

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) has released the new Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, large industrial castings and more. The lightweight, ergonomic LAS-20-8 is optimized for portable metrology applications requiring effective measurement volumes up to 196.85 ft. With an IP50 rating and a convenient battery power option, the scanner can be utilized almost anywhere on the factory floor or in the field.

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Inertial Navigation System

Based on iXblue’s (Natick, MA) unique Fiber Optic Gyroscope Technology, Phins C3, C5 & C7 are fully scalable inertial navigation systems with a similar architecture and interface. Available as an OEM version, the three products all include the same algorithm and software, which enables seamless reuse of the control system on any vehicles’ sizes or types, via modern interfaces such as Ethernet, helping to reduce integration and non-recurring costs. With a MTBF up to 100,000 hours and with no need for preventive maintenance, the systems guarantee high levels of reliability and robustness. Phins C3, C5 & C7 are ITAR-free, dual-use systems and are all compatible with DELPH INS post-processing software to achieve ultimate survey accuracy.

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Radio Test Set

Astronics Corporation (East Aurora, NY), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, has introduced a radio test solution for use in commercial aerospace, military, and civil security applications. The new CTS 6000 Series radio test set, incorporates nine test capabilities into a single tester with an easy-to-use, modern touchscreen interface for testing radio communications systems at the factory, at the depot or in the field.

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Ptototyping FPGAs

Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) has introduced the RTG4™ PROTO field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) developed specifically to enable prototyping of space systems, enable lower cost prototyping and design validation activities for the latest radiation-tolerant high-speed FPGAs. The RTG4 PROTO FPGAs are also the only reprogrammable prototyping solution of their kind providing the same timing and power characteristics as space flight units.

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