Rugged Servers with Skylake Architecture

Themis Computer® (Fremont, CA) announced the launch of its next generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) featuring the newest Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) Processors.

The first available RES-XR6 server – a 1U with eight front access drives – is comprised of two Intel® Xeon® Gold Skylake processors with up to twenty-four cores per socket, up to 1.5 TB ECC DDR4 2666 MHz Memory, 3PCIe x16 slots, eight SAS3 capable 2.5” front access drive slots for either SSD or HDD storage, and two onboard 1 Gbit Ethernet (optional 10 Gbit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, all XR6 RES servers come with IPMI v2.0, TPM 2.0 and are compatible with popular hypervisors and operating systems.

Optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP), the system weighs only 22 lbs, is 20” deep, and is capable of meeting a wide variety of MIL-STD environmental specifications. A robust array of high speed I/O, storage options, enhanced reliability features, and expansion choices allow users maximum flexibility for current and future system requirements.

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PCI Express Mini Cards

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has released a new family of mini PCI Express (mPCIe) digital I/O cards. Key features of the mPCIe-DIO family include: PCI Express Mini Card form-factor (mPCIe) type F1, with latching I/O connectors; up to 24-channels of Digital I/O for compact control and monitoring applications; event detection to monitor specific changes on selected input lines or all input lines; digital filtering to eliminate glitches on input data; both pulse (high- / low-going) and frequency measurement simultaneously; and extended operating temperature (-40°C to +85°C).

All the cards share features such as memory mapped registers for low-latency operation. Output channels support pulse/train / PWM / frequency / and quadrature generation. Input channels support quadrature encoders, flexible measurement of pulse duration, frequency, and event counting, with optional debouncing, IRQ generation, and more.

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Miniature Circular Connector

ITT Cannon’s (Irvine, CA) new MKJ Clip Lock (MKJ CL) miniature circular connector features an innovative clip lock latching system that was repurposed from a design originally used for the automotive industry. By eliminating higher cost components, it’s been transformed into a milstyle connector with a proven snap on positive lock dimension. Features include: easy use and installation with quick connect clip lock feature; positive latch or breakaway options; multiple keying options that prevent mismating with 6 clocking positions; high density size 23 machine contacts; available in 4, 6, 7 and 10 positions; fully machined aluminum shells; field repairable.

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Night Vision Weapon Sight

Harris Corporation (Rochester, NY) has introduced the new F7030 clip-on night vision weapon sight for military use. Developed with longtime partner Knight’s Armament Company (KAC), the F7030 builds on technology used in the widely-fielded KAC AN/PVS-30 night vision sight and includes the latest advancement in night vision image intensification. It can be mounted on standard assault and long-range rifles with day scopes.

The KAC-patented technology and extended focus ensures the accuracy of the day scope boresight. The refractive lens provides high-performance light collection in a lightweight design, and is optimized for use with green or white phosphor image intensifiers. The sight also features the patented Single Inter-changeable Battery (SIB)® that exceeds 24 hours of continuous operation. The highly-efficient power circuit can even run on used batteries providing several additional hours of operation.

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Full HD, Uncooled 1080p Thermal Imager

Sierra-Olympic Technologies (Hood River, OR) recently introduced the Vayu HD, an uncooled thermal camera with true high definition (1920 × 1200 pixels) capable of 1080p output. The new thermal imager replaces the recently introduced Viento HD and Viento HD IP67 cameras and features the same longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral response from 8 to 14 μm.

The rugged Vayu HD provides unprecedented image resolution utilizing a vanadium oxide microbolometer (VOx) sensor with a capacity of over 2.3 million pixels on a 12-micron pixel pitch, in a commercially-designed, IP67-environmentally rated, stand-alone camera. Other features include an athermalized 24 mm F1.1 custom-designed optic, 30 Hz frame rate, and three video formats: HD-SDI, h.264 IP-Video, or 16-bit Camera Link output.

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Micro Purge System

Aeroprobe Corporation (Christiansburg, VA), a company that provides air data measurement systems to aerospace, automotive, turbo-machinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel testing industries around the world, is adding a Micro Purge System (μPS) to its line of measurement solutions products. The μPS will allow users to purge the pneumatic system of the μADS of debris and moisture that can develop during normal operation. These elements can influence data acquisition and create functional issues.

The μPS is controlled by a Micro Air Data Computer (μADC), another component of the μADS. As a pump-based purge system, the μPS can be operated without the need for an external compressed air source. Aeroprobe’s μPS is the lightest solution for purge available and can be paired with any of the company’s μADCs.

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Complete Data Storage System

The Model 9740 Complete Data Storage Solution from the Memory Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc. (Middletown, CT) includes an electronics module, a ground station adapter with encryption key enabled, and encryption key programmer. The Model 9740 features the new Kaman SATA card, with a unique ruggedized design, small form factor, high memory density, and on-card encryption providing data-at-rest functionality. The Kaman SATA card is hermetically sealed to enable it to withstand even the most severe military environments.

Four 10/100/ 1000 Mb Ethernet channels provide high speed data transfers; NAS functions such as NFS, FTP, TFTP, and DHCP Server protocols; and TCP/IP and UDP transport layer protocols. The system’s throughput rate is 50 megabytes per second. Heat ladders within the Model 9740 ensure that the device can with-stand temperatures from -40°C to +71°C. It has a vibration endurance rating of 3.89 GRMS and a crash safety shock rating of 30G peak. The Model 9740 is compliant with MIL-STD-810 for altitude, humidity, sand and dust, salt spray, and explosive atmosphere and with MIL-STD-461f for EMI/EMC.

The system requires low power, with a 22-watt maximum at an input of 28 volts. It supports sanitize algorithms including support for NAVSO 5239-26, NSA 9-12, AFSIS 5020, and DOD 5220.22-M. The unit is available with up to 2 TB of total storage capacity.

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RIGOL Technologies (Beaverton, OR) has introduced its new DS2000E Series Oscilloscope, a 200 MHz, 2 channel scope that is available at either 100 MHz or 200 MHz bandwidths. All models provide 2 analog channels with 50Ω input impedance standard. With real-time sample rate of 1GS/Sec (on both channels), memory depth of up to 28Mpts standard, and waveform capture rate up to 50,000 wfms/sec, the DS2000E provides the performance required to meet today’s more advanced debug challenges.

The 200 MHz DS2000E provides full 5X oversampling at 200 MHz on both channels and is supported with RIGOL’s UltraVision architecture. Other features include: large 8 inch WVGA intensity graded display, complete network connectivity, hardware waveform record/ playback, serial trigger and decode.

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Temperature Control Instrument

The TC15 LAB (15A, 20V) from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) is an ultra-stable digital controller for thermoelectrics and resistive heaters where tight temperature stability is required. Stability better than 0.0009°C can be achieved at 15 Amps up to 20 Volts to a thermoelectric or resistive heater. Intuitive touchscreen front panel shows setpoint, actual temperature, stability status all on one screen. Safety features shut down your laser / QCL / active load if it goes outside user set temperature limits, while an auxiliary sensor can monitor heat sink temperature. An expanded Remote Command set allows users to control and log data from a remote computer via USB (Test & Measurement Class) or Ethernet. IntelliTune® optimizes PID control values to minimize time to temperature or reject external disturbances.

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Rugged Fanless Embedded System

American Portwell Technology, Inc. (Fremont, CA) recently announced the release of the WEBS-21D0, a fanless embedded system featuring the Intel® Atom® processor E3900 series (formerly Apollo Lake). The new rugged WEBS-21D0 is equipped with the Portwell NANO-6062, a Nano-ITX form factor embedded board based on the Intel® Atom® processor E3900 series, which integrates the low power Intel® Gen9 graphics engine with up to 18 execution units that improves 3D graphics performance and supports faster 4K encode and decode operations.

The compact WEBS-21D0 embedded system also features DDR3L SO-DIMM up to 8GB supporting 1866/1600 MT/s; dual USB 3.0 ports (optional, up to 4x USB 3.0); one DisplayPort (DP) on rear I/O with resolution up to 4096 x 2160; one legacy VGA interface support; one smart COM port for RS-232/422/485 selected by BIOS; and multiple storage with 2.5” HDD/SSD, mSATA as well as microSD card. In addition, the compact 150mm x 150mm x 60mm chassis platform integrates the latest M.2 type E interface, which provides wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC (near-field communication) functionalities.

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High Voltage DC Power Supplies

Glassman Europe (Hampshire, UK) has introduced a new range of programmable, DC regulated power supplies called the GX Series. The GX Series is a highly-specified family of 25kW to 200kW fast response, air insulated power supplies, boasting tight regulation combined with low ripple and noise. This comprehensive range has nineteen models in all, from 0 to 1kV through to 0 to 100kV, and individual units can be set up in a master/slave configuration to produce a maximum output capability of 200kW.

Input for the rack-mountable GX Series is 480 VAC 3-phase as standard, with 380VAC and 415VAC input available as an option. The units feature a microcontroller based front panel control and communication interface and there are also integral RS232/USB serial ports as standard, plus an optional Ethernet interface, which enables high-resolution voltage and current programming either on-site via the front panel digital encoders or via the analogue remote interface.

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