New Products: September 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Design and Simulation Software

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced the new PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023, an integrated design and simulation software that rapidly addresses increasing design complexity and higher frequencies in the radio frequency (RF) and microwave industry. PathWave ADS 2023 includes enhancements to electromagnetic (EM) simulation for circuit designers. It also streamlines integration of multi-technology circuit assembly and simulation into enterprise electronic design automation (EDA) design workflows. PathWave ADS 2023 enables RF and Microwave product development teams to easily address signal complexity, design densification, multi-technology integration and frequencies moving to 60 GHz and beyond.

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High-Power LEDs

Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA) offers high-power, infrared light-emitting diodes (IRLEDs) and ultra-high-power near-infrared LED illuminators designed for military, aerospace, and defense. Opto Diode products include the OD-663-850 NIR LED Illuminator with total power output from 300 mW to 425 mW (typical), making it suitable for high-power, near-infrared illumination tasks. The narrow-angle of emission OD-110L and the wide-angle of emission OD-110W are ultra-high-power GaAlAs NIR emitters that feature very uniform optical beams and peak emission wavelengths of 850 nm. Other infrared LED products, such as the narrow-angle OD-110LISOLHT and the wide-angle OD-110WISOLHT operate at 880 nm with a spectral bandwidth of 55 nm (typical).

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POSIX Compatible Unikernal

Lynx Software Technologies (Lynx) (San Jose, CA) released LynxElement, the industry’s first unikernel to be POSIX compatible and available for commercial use. LynxElement will be offered as part of the LYNX MOSA.ic portfolio of products for a diverse set of mission-critical use cases. Utilizing LYNX MOSA.ic’s software framework for building and integrating complex multi-core safety- or security-critical systems, Lynx has based its Unikernel product on its commercially proven LynxOS-178 real-time operating system, to enable compatibility between the Unikernel and the standalone LynxOS-178 product. This allows customers to freely transport applications between each environment and it is FACE and POSIX API compatible.

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Rugged, Customizable Encoder Family

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) now offers the E18 family of robust mechanical incremental encoders. Elma’s E18 encoders are available in a variety of configurations, including with or without a push button, and with or without a threaded bushing. Elma’s E18 encoders feature a robust nickel-plated zinc body and rugged brass shafts as standard. Front panel sealing up to IP67 is an off-the-shelf option as are stainless steel shafts. Specific attributes include a body size of 14.4 × 11.4 × 6.5 mm, rotational life up to 150,000 revolutions, detent torque of 0.5, 1.5 or 2.5 Ncm with a resolution of 16, 24 or 30 detents and a push force of 3 N or 6 N. The entire line of E8 encoders includes Elma’s renowned “Swiss Click Indexing System” that optimizes encoder life and epitomizes quality turning feel.

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Computer-on-Module Standards

PICMG (Wakefield, MA) announced two new specifications for the high-end Computer-on-Module standard COM-HPC that target mixed-critical functional safety applications and small form factor designs requiring credit card-sized modules. Like COM Express Mini, the COM-HPC Client Mini specification will define the use of one connector instead of the two implemented for the larger modules (Sizes A -E). But with COM-HPC, half the number of signal pins still means 400 signal lanes, which equals 90% of the capacity that COM Express Type 6 modules offer. Compared to COM-HPC Client Size A modules, the smallest available COM-HPC form factor, COM-HPC Mini, also reduces the footprint to 50%. The new version of COM-HPC defines signal pinouts to support FuSa (Functional Safety) applications.

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Embedded STT-MRAM

Renesas Electronics Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) announced that it has developed circuit technologies for an embedded spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random-access memory (STT-MRAM or MRAM) test chip with fast read and write operations fabricated using a 22-nm process. The test chip includes a 32-megabit (Mbit) embedded MRAM memory cell array and achieves 5.9-nanosecond (ns) random read access at a maximum junction temperature of 150°C, and a write throughput of 5.8-megabyte-per-second (MB/s). MRAM can achieve shorter write time than flash memory because it requires no erase operation before write operation. However, further speed improvements are needed to shorten system downtime for over-the-air (OTA) updates required for endpoint devices.

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X Band Radar Module

Empower RF Systems (Inglewood, CA) announced a high-performance X band pulsed module designed for new radar applications where portability and extended range are key requirements. Operating from 9 to 10 GHz, Empower’s 1222 provides over 250W peak in a compact pulse module featuring pulse widths up to 500 μsec and 20% duty cycles. The 1222 module utilizes 48V GaN on SiC devices and is lightweight, highly reliable and rugged. Enable/Disable time is fast at less than 250ns. Gain Settings are digital or analog. Built-in protections with alarm include: over temp, over voltage, reverse polarity, over current, temperature reporting, and current reporting.

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Medium Power Amp

CML Microcircuits (Maldon, UK) announced the availability of the CMX90A702 28 GHz 5G Medium Power Amplifier, (MPA). The latest product to be developed using CMLs new SμRF RFIC/MMIC design capability, the CMX90A702 MPA targets 5G mmWave infrastructure applications, including repeaters, small cells, customer-premises equipment (CPE), passive antenna arrays and 5G backhaul applications. Operating in Frequency Range 2 (FR2) from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz, the highly linear CMX90A702 supports 5G New Radio (NR) bands n257 and n261, with a 400 MHz 64-QAM carrier signal achieving EVM of less than 4 % at 18 dBm mean power. The device delivers +25 dBm (0.3 W) of output power at the 1dB gain compression point with Power Added Efficiency of 26% to ensure leading class power efficiency.

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Tunable Band-Pass Filters

Otava, Inc. (Moorestown, NJ) announced that 5G millimeter-wave solutions provider TMY Technology (TMYTEK) has chosen Otava’s OTFL tunable band-pass filters for its communications satellite subsystems. The OTFL301 is the industry’s only digitally tunable band-pass filter IC with an operating frequency of 24 to 40 GHz and is designed for use in applications ranging from 5G and defense software-defined radios to electronic warfare, radar, signals intelligence, and instrumentation. The OTFL301 is the latest member of Otava’s portfolio of tunable band-pass filters available for frequencies from 2.5 GHz to 40 GHz. It has a center frequency of 22.2 to 37.7 GHz, can handle RF input power levels up to 1W RMS, and has very high linearity with an input third-order intercept point (IIP3) of +42 dBm, typical insertion loss of 7 dB, and a VSWR of 1.6:1.

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Micro-ATX Carrier Board

congatec (San Diego, CA) introduced its first modular Micro-ATX compliant carrier board with COM-HPC interface. As it is processor socket and vendor independent, the board can be equipped with any high-end Computer-on-Module available in COM-HPC Client Size A, B or C. Performance options for the new conga-HPC/ uATX carrier board range from the conga-HPC/cALS COM-HPC Client Size C modules, offering the currently highest embedded client performance with 16-core Intel Core i9 processor, to the conga-HPC/cALP COM-HPC Client Size A modules with Intel Celeron 7305E processor. The carrier board offers the latest interface enhancements such as PCIe Gen4 and USB 4, and fits with congatec’s latest high-end COM-HPC Client modules based on the 12th generation Intel Core i9/7/5/3 desktop processors (formerly code-named Alder Lake-S).

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Internal Spline Tool

Guill Tool (West Warwick, RI) announced the production of a new internal spline tool made of anodized carbon steel. Dimensions on this product are 2.750" outer diameter x 6.000" overall length (69.85 mm outer diameter × 152.4 mm overall length). This internal spline tool was splined by the EDM department and completed milling on a Bridgeport milling machine. Guill also offers its machine shop capabilities, including CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers, as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.

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Protection Suite for Surface Vessels

DSIT Solutions (Givat Shmuel, Israel) offers an advanced ASW protection suite for surface vessels. The Suite detects and tracks underwater threats such as submarines, midget submarines, and torpedoes in all bathymetric layers. The ASW Suite includes the following: The BlackFish Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) or Bow Mounted Sonar (BMS) systems utilize passive, active, and parallel modes of operation. The SwordFish Towed Array Sonar (TAS) System, an active and passive variable depth sonar system designed to serve in both littoral and deep waters, has been adapted for use on vessels of various sizes engaged in a variety of mission types. The WhitePointer UCS, an underwater communication system, designed for voice and data transmissions between surface ships and submarines. The flexible ASW Suite is configured to precisely meet the customer’s operational requirements.

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Waterproof Connector

Yokowo’s (Tempe, AZ) TBR and TBP Series of waterproof blade and receptacle connectors are designed for battery connections in rugged devices such as tablet PCs, data collection terminals or drones. With IPX7 waterproof rating (submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes), the connectors protect devices and batteries from water ingress damage to the internal electronic components. Equipped with spring-loaded, dual-beam contacts, the floating contact design absorbs any mating misalignment making it suitable for high vibration/high shock wet or washdown applications. Contacts feature a 3A current rating with 50mΩ contact resistance and 2,000 mating cycles.

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Chordal Height Gage

The L.S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA) has introduced a custom designed and manufactured Chordal Height Gage (a.k.a. DO Gage) to be used for measuring the opening heights of turbine vanes at specific locations to verify that an aircraft engine will get proper air flow. Despite its small footprint, the gage has three independent probes that are used to take measurements, including a free-floating central gage body that allows the middle probe to take accurate readings along the trailing edge, regardless of the variable contours that are often on these nozzles. The gage is built in a “Lazy-L” shape to enable linear readings to be taken perpendicular to the trailing edge of the blades, giving a dimension for the smallest opening that air can flow through. Accuracy and repeatability of the Chordal Height Gage is within 0.0005", although the indicator readouts are generally set to a 0.001" resolution per customer requirements.

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