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Virtex-7 XMC and VPX Boards

4DSP LLC (Austin, TX) recently introduced the FM780 and VP780, two highly configurable modules with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and multiple I/O options. The FM780 is XMC (VITA 42.3)...

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RF Transceiver Module

National Instruments (Austin, TX) has released the NI 5791 RF transceiver adapter module for NI FlexRIO, which is currently being used in 5G technologies. The module forms a software defined radio (SDR) solution when...

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PXI Card

AIM’s (Trevose, PA) new PXI card model ACX3910-3U-1-EN is the latest addition to the extensive family of PXI cards for avionics databus test and simulation, providing off-the-shelf solutions for any test benches and test systems...

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Test & Measurement

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Geotest-Marvin Test Systems (Irvine, CA) has announced the GX1649 64-channel PXI arbitrary waveform generator with 16-bit amplitude resolution and an output voltage range of ±15 volts. It is suited for use in...

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Amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrumen tation (Souderton, PA) offers Mo dels 15S1G6 and 50S1G6 single-band amplifiers that provide 15 and 50 Watts of linear output power, respectively, across the 1 – 6 GHz frequency band. The ability to use...

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Multicore SoCs

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently unveiled six new multicore System-on-Chips (SoCs) based on its award winning KeyStone architecture. These 28-nm devices integrate TI’s fixed-and floating-point TMS320C66x digital...

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28 KB Java Virtual Machine

IS2T (Nantes, France) recently announced MicroEJ® the industry’s first Java platform to support the development and integration of Java-based functionality for low cost, memory-constrained, C and C++...

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Embedded Firewall

Icon Labs (Des Moines, IA) and Quadros Systems (Houston, TX) recently announced the availability of Icon Labs’ Floodgate™ Packet Filter embedded firewall software for the RTXC™Quadros™ realtime operating system....

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12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter

Touchstone Semiconductor (Milpitas, CA) has announced the new TS7003, a single-supply, single- channel, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The TS7003 combines a 10-MHz track-and-hold (T/H), a...

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PCI/104-Express Frame Grabber

The Model 911, PCI/104-Express 4-Channel Frame Grabber with Audio Capture from Sensoray (Tigard, OR) simultaneously captures four channels of analog video and four channels of stereo audio. It captures raw video...

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Trifold Rugged Rackmount Display

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) is now offering the TFX-19, a trifold rackmount LCD monitor in a 2U form factor. Chassis Plans’ TFX Dis plays are rugged, military grade, high-performance, 2U rackmount LCD...

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A/D Boards

United Electronic Industries (UEI) (Walpole, MA) has announced the release of four new analog input boards. All four of the boards offer 8 analog input channels, 24-bit A/D resolution and 120 kilosample/second maximum sampling...

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Durable Label Printer

Primera Technology, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) has introduced the LP130 Durable Label Printer for a wide range of rough-service applications, including the U.S. Department of Defense’s IUID program labels, UDI labels for...

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Three-Dimensional Plastic Part Extrusion and Conductive Ink Printing for Flexible Electronics

Structural electronics, or structronics, seeks to build wiring and electrical interconnects directly into component structures to diminish the need...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Micro-Composite Fabrication via Field-Aided Laminar Composite Processing

Much work has been accomplished since the discovery that particles in a dielectric fluid experience forces when placed in an electric field, including mathematical...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tin-Based IV-IV Heterostructures Fabricated Using Molecular Beam Epitaxy

The indirect nature of the fundamental energy gap in the elemental semiconductors Si and Ge prevents the use of these materials and their alloys in laser devices. The...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stencil Mask Methodology for Parallelized Production of Microscale Mechanical Test Samples

Over the past decade, there has been considerable progress in the development of new mechanical testing methods to characterize the properties of...

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Aerospace

Point-of-Load Power Management

The requirements for smaller size, lower weight, and reduced cost in space and defense systems are driving demands for improved power-management solutions. Integrated DCto- DC converters that are designed for...

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Aerospace

Beam Irradiance on Target System (BITS)

The Beam Irradiance on Target System (BITS) is a high energy laser (HEL) sensor array that directly measures the beam irradiance profile of HEL weapons. The BITS is a sensor array composed of 105...

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Aerospace

Phoning It In: Making Smartphones Secure Enough for Tactical Communications

You suddenly find yourself pinned down by enemy gunfire. What do you do? Whip out your smartphone and call for an airstrike? Yes, if the U.S. Marine Corps has its way.

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Defense

Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA)

The Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) from Aurora Flight Sciences recently flew from Virginia’s Manassas Regional Airport to the Emmen Military Airfield in Switzerland, piloted by an onboard...

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Defense

Missile Defense System Signal Processor

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system’s recently upgraded signal processor, designed and developed by Mercury Systems, enables the U.S. Navy to defeat more sophisticated ballistic missile...

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Defense

Body-Worn Radio

The Nett Warrior Radio from Thales Communi cations provides soldiers with access to the government’s classified networks at the “Secret” or “Sensitive But Unclassified” level.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Geomagnetic Motion Tracking Products

Any compass incorporated into a host system requires calibration so that the compass properly compensates for ferrous and magnetic components. If this is not done correctly, heading readings can be...

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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...

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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...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Pursuing Agile Signals in a Crowded Spectral Environment

For the capable RF engineer, continuous- wave (CW) and predictably repeating signals are no great challenge. However, design and troubleshooting become difficult when dealing with...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Developing an Efficient RF Cable Test Suite for the Eurofighter Aircraft

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a state-of-the-art combat aircraft. BAE Systems has been working with other leading aerospace companies to make sure the Eurofighter Typhoon...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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