MEMs

Low-Loss RF Coax Cable Assemblies

Crystek’s 50-GHz low-loss RF cable assemblies feature corrosion-resistant 2.4-mm 303 stainless steel connectors and three levels of shielding for low attenuation (loss) over distance (1.44 dB/ft at 50 GHz). They are in stock in standard lengths of 24, 39.4, and 48 in, with custom lengths available. The assemblies are suited for high-frequency interconnects in mission-critical applications and microwave laboratories.

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Temperature Indicator With Fixed Probes

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group’s Wahl DST500-FM temperature indicator with fixed probes is a high-accuracy, wide-range thermometer designed for hazardous locations where accurate and reliable temperature monitoring is critical. Fixed-stem probes are available in straight or 90° back-, left-, or right-angle connection from either 304 or 316 stainless steel.

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Pressure Switches

Honeywell’s HP Series, HE Series, and LE Series of pressure switches provide high burst pressure ranges, a long lifecycle rating, and IP67 sealing, enhancing durability and reliability. High burst pressure and up to 2 million lifecycle ratings allow the switch to operate and survive in demanding applications and ensure long life and reliable switching.

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DAQ and I/O Control Platforms

United Electronic Industries (Walpole, MA) has announced two military-grade DAQ (Data Acquisition) and I/O Control platforms. Using a modular architecture, the DNR-MIL and DNA-MIL are supported by over 50 plug-and-play-compatible analog, digital, and communications I/O boards. Specific interfaces are available for: ARINC-429, MIL-1553, CAN, RVDT/LVDT, synchro/resolver, RS-232/422/485, strain gauge, quadrature encoder, high-voltage analog outputs, high-drive outputs up to 50 mA, analog inputs up to 300V, DIO to 150V, and other applications. All I/O boards are accessed through 38999-style connectors using a single API layer. Each platform is factory tested, rated for operation from -40°C to +70°C, and able to withstand 5g vibration and 100g shock.

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Custom cPCI Backplane

Verotec (Derry, New Hampshire) offers a custom 6U, 2 x 4 slot CompactPCI backplane for flight simulation applications. In addition to integrating two independent 4-slot systems on a single backplane, additional I/O headers and other interfaces are incorporated. Verotec offers a range of standard PICMG2.0 Rev 3 compliant CompactPCI backplanes in 3U, 6U, and 9U heights, 2 to 16 slots wide. The products are available in various configurations: 32/64-bit, 33/66MHz, left or right system slot, and 5V/3.3V voltages. Other bus structures, such as VPX, VXS, VME64, and VXI architectures, are also supported with backplanes and development systems.

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RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics (Gowanda, NY) has announced military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M, and MLRF17S. The wire-wound, molded, thru-hole RF inductors meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for MIL-PRF-15305. MLRF10M is approved for MIL-PRF-15305 Military Part Numbers MS75083 (phenolic core), MS75084 (iron core), and MS75085 (ferrite core). Performance includes: inductance from 0.10 to 1000 μH; Q Min from 25 to 55; SRF MHz Min from 3.40 to 680; DCR Ohms Max from 0.08 to 72; and Current Rating DC mA from 28 to 1350. Operating temperature range is -55°C to +125°C for MS78083; -55°C to +105°C for MS75084 and MS75085.

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Power Supply Boards

ADL Embedded Solutions (San Diego, CA) has announced a 150W ADLPS104ISO-150 power supply board. The technology, designed for -40°C to +85°C operation, provides ATX voltages in a stackable PCI/104-Express form factor. The ADLPS104ISO-150 offers up to 500V of galvanic isolation from dirty power and unwanted transients.

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Accelerometers

Meggitt Sensing Systems (Irvine, CA), a Meggitt group division, has extended its set of Endevco-brand Isotron accelerometers. Features include multiple sensitivity options; wide-band frequency response; signal ground isolation from case; low noise floor; and TEDS capablity.

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Switches

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) offers 40G/10G Layer 3 managed switches for AdvancedTCA (ATCA). Designers can choose throughput levels: 320G, 480G, or 640G. Each slot runs either 40G or 10G. The ATCA switch provides two ports of 40GbE/10GbE to Zone 3 RTM, 13 ports to the Fabric Channel, and one port to the Update Channel. Dual 10G ports route to the RTM (Zone 3). Front panel ports include octal 10/1000/1000 Ethernet, one GbE, and one RS-232 via RJ-45.

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Air Data Computer

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) has introduced the Air Data Computer Module (ADCM). Designed and manufactured by Defense Solutions’ Avionics & Electronics business unit, the ADCM provides aircraft avionics designers with a compact, slot-based technology for integrating air data processing directly into their platform’s existing host equipment. The vibrating cylinder sensor technology can be integrated into existing avionics such as Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), Electronics Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), Inertial Reference Systems (IRS), or Global Navigation Inertial Reference Systems (GNIRS).

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