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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

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Test & Measurement

FPGAs and HPC

A study determined the value of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

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Defense

Domestic Supply of Radiation Hardened by Design Microelectronics Technology to Expand

BAE Systems has been awarded a $60 million contract from the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island under the Cornerstone Other Transaction Authority...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Radiation-Hardened ICs

See how the integrated circuits supported a mission to examine asteroids.

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Aerospace

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons and Space Assets

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

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Data Acquisition

New Products

Mezzanine modules, voltage-controlled oscillators, cold-weather servo motors, and more.

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Electronics & Computers

Ka-Band Front-End Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules Testing

Gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology has superior performance in power amplifier applications.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Sony Jumps into AV Sensors, Software

The growing prominence of sensor-based driving systems is creating opportunities for electronics companies to enter the auto industry. After years of speculation about Apple launching an electric...

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Imaging

New Products

A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.

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Weapons Systems

Designing for the Connected Battlespace

Makers of 'Solider as a System' technologies must confront significant bandwidth and size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

4D radar sensors, edge databases, 3D simulation platforms, and more.

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Aerospace

TinMan Helps Protect Aircraft Semiconductor Parts

A new technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Honeywell is providing needed atmospheric environment information to the aerospace industry. The device, called TinMan, has...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.

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Electronics & Computers

Radiation Effects on Electronics in Aligned Carbon Nanotube Technology (RadCNT)

The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

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Electronics & Computers

Nanofabrication Technology for Production of Quantum Nano-Electronic Devices Integrating Niobium Electrodes and Optically Transparent Gates

Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.

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Imaging

Atomistic- and Meso-Scale Computational Simulations for Developing Multi-Timescale Theory for Radiation Degradation in Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.

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Weapons Systems

New Diamond Super-Material Enhances Aircraft Survivability

A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges

Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Products

Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.

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Nanotechnology

Photonic Microwave Generation Using On-Chip Optical Frequency Combs

A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ruggedizing Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies from Mechanical Strain

Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling

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Photonics/Optics

A Focal Plane Array and Electronics Model for CMOS and CCD Sensors in the AFIT Sensor and Scene Emulation Tool

Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.

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Electronics & Computers

Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Correlated Oxide Field Effect Switching Devices for High Speed Electronics

The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.

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Electronics & Computers

Weyl Semimetals (WSM) for Electronics Applications

New synthesized materials open the way to govern the density of helicity, axial charge, and its flow, axial current.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Future Advances in Electronic Materials and Processes - Flexible Hybrid Electronics

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.

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Energy

Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators

When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Heterogeneous Integration Technology

Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.