Scientists at the University of Tokyo have found inspiration for their autonomous sensory-driven robots by examining male silkmoths … lookin’ for love. Their new two-wheeled robots are piloted by male silkmoths in search of a special lady.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re 3D printing our own Pez dispensers, transforming sitting chairs into rowing machines, and sending messages that will self-destruct.
"Watson," no, not Sherlock's sidekick, but the famous supercomputer who beat the world's best human at Jeopardy, is going back to school. IBM is sending the Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so it can improve its "thinking" skills.
Japan's Transport Safety Board says the lithium ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 flight in Japan last month found evidence of the same type of "thermal runaway" seen in a similar incident in Boston. The board said in a report Tuesday that CAT scans and other analysis found damage to all eight cells in the battery that overheated on an All Nippon Airways 787 on Jan. 16.
LynuxWorks, Inc. has announced LynxOS-178 is flying high. The recent announcement by Rockwell Collins that its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system that uses LynxOS-178 is now in service on the Gulfstream G280, marks the system’s debut in the super mid-size business jet market segment.
The company said in a statement Friday the Intelsat 27 satellite was lost 40 seconds after the launch due to the failure of the Zenit-3SL rocket. The Boeing. Co-built spacecraft was launched Thursday from the Odyssey ocean platform. Sea Launch AG President Kjell Karlsen said the cause of the failure is unknown and the company is working to evaluate it.
NASA launched a new communication satellite Wednesday to stay in touch with its space station astronauts and relay more Hubble telescope images. An unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted into the starry night sky carrying the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.
Need an Avionic AC-DC power supply? Look no further, Gaia Converter the High Rel Power modules specialist, has extended its HGMM AC-DC Front-end module offering with the 150W ½ brick. For all power needs from 35 to 350W or more, Gaia Converter’s state of the art 35W, 150W & 350W PFC modules comply with with the latests standards DO-160E, ABD100, AMD-24, or MIL-STD-704F.
Omnetics' new Polarized Nano connector line, the PZN series, continues to add pin counts in response to customer demand. These ultra-miniature connectors feature Omnetics' military style pin and socket designs to provide uninterrupted electrical connections for portable applications that are exposed to high shock and vibration environments.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a new 120 Watt PIN Diode SPDT switch for network applications and military communications. The T/R switch offers high isolation of 50 dB @ 2.7 GHz, low insertion loss, and high Tx RF input power handling of 120W at 85°C. Packaged in a surface mount 4mm 16-Lead PQFN, the MASW-000936 is a SPDT high power, high linearity PIN diode T/R switch.
Rugged, Six-way Secure Virtual Machine Server for Military Applications Achieves Unheard-of PerformanceApril 16, 2012 6:35 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments
General Micro Systems has Introduced the “Zeus” (SCZ91X), a “super-server” that revolutionizes client-server architecture products available for military systems. The Zeus represents an eight-fold performance improvement over any current products and the unprecedented security of data and operations through a “Trusted Computing Platform.
Highland Technology is proud to announce the release of its latest VME module for industrial and aerospace application: The V230 64-channel VME analog input module. The V230 provides high channel-count data acquisition for dense monitoring applications. Data is presented in real-time as a simple array of 64 values with no handshakes, interrupts, or driver calls required.
GE Intelligent Platforms and Juniper Networks today announced at MILCOM 2011 that the two companies will work together to develop a family of rugged, highly secure routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments where security of data is paramount.
Gowanda Electronics announced that the company recently achieved failure rate Level P for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors – ER10M Series and ER17S Series. These thru-hole series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirements for Established Reliability (ER). Such approval requires extensive life testing of electrical, environmental, mechanical and thermal performance.
Teseq introduces a new aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module makes set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable users to quickly configure their hardware and select the required test.
Teseq Inc. introduced an aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module is asserted to make set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable users to quickly configure their hardware and select the required test.
Skyworks Solutions introduced connectorized, high power filters for military, homeland security, airborne and high-end commercial transceiver applications. These smaller, lighter and more portable solutions offer customers significant design benefits and flexibility when compared to the more traditional and much larger metallic-cavity filters.
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT / HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers which are ideal for microwave radio, military and space and test instrumentation applications from 6 to 26.5 GHz. The HMC962LC4 and HMC963LC4 are low noise amplifiers which are rated from 7....
L-com, Inc. now sells bulk USB 2.0 cable with a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) jacket. The new product is identical to L-com’s standard PVC USB Bulk Cable, except that the jacket is black and, when burned, the LSZH jacket will not produce toxic smoke. The USB Bulk Cable can be used with L-com’s Type A and Type B USB connectors and hoods to manufacture custom USB cables if desired....
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) continues to enhance its engineered PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) technology for use in flat and round cables, making them the premier choice for demanding, extreme environments such as semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, and industrial applications. Gore’s customized materials and unique cable designs have resulted in products that minimize particulation and outgassing while maximizing longevity – a comb...
Bliley Technologies, Inc. has introduced a customizable Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO), the NV47AE, for high-precision telecommunications, medical and military electronics. Bliley's NV47AE OCXO is specifically configured for design engineers facing the challenge of designing densely packaged systems that demand tight stabilities....
Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry's most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek's 53xxx Cobalt board family incorporates Xilinx's Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor....
Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry's most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek's 53xxx Cobalt board family incorporates Xilinx's Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two high-power (>20W) series or shunt PIN diodes for T/R switch applications. In addition, the low thermal resistance package makes these devices ideal for large signal switch and attenuator applications. These series or shunt devices combine very low insertion loss, good isolation, unprecedented series diode power handling and low distortion in a very small package, and are designed for high-volume commercial, industrial and military radio communications systems such as land mobile radios, tactical radios, avionics and infrastructure markets.
Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry’s most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek’s 53xxx Cobalt™ board family incorporates Xilinx’s Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor....