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Expanded Ethernet Switch Family from Aitech

May 8, 2014 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems, a producer of true embedded and mission critical computing technologies for environmentally-demanding military, aerospace, and rugged industrial applications, has expanded its line of managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions...

Standex-Meder Electronics Unveils KSK-1A35/1 Reed Switch

May 8, 2014 9:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components, announces the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch...

Photos of the Day: Ka-band Represents the Future of Space Communications

May 7, 2014 11:16 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine you're in a restaurant and it's nearly empty. You can talk to your companions, low-volume, easy and relaxed. But then more patrons start arriving and it gets more and more crowded. The noise level rises; you have to shout to be heard. There's no room to move...

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NASA's Space Communication Software

May 7, 2014 11:10 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine you're in a restaurant and it's nearly empty. You can talk to your companions, low-volume, easy and relaxed. But then more patrons start arriving and it gets more and more crowded. The noise level rises; you have to shout to be heard. There's no room to move...

News Media Challenge Ban on Journalism Drones

May 6, 2014 5:06 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen media organizations challenged the U.S. government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates constitutional free press protections for news gathering...

Staying On Task in the Automated Cockpit

May 6, 2014 4:37 pm | by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

Automation in the cockpit is traditionally believed to free pilots’ attention from mundane flight tasks and allow them to focus on the big picture or prepare for any unexpected events during flight. However, a new study published in Human Factors indicates that pilots may have a hard time concentrating...

Built-in Fuse for Military,Aerospace Systems

May 6, 2014 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new Hi-Rel series of TANTAMOUNT surface-mount, solid tantalum molded chip capacitors for military and aerospace applications...                     

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

May 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom triplexers targeting avionics applications for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), universal access transceiver (UAT), and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS)...       

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Making Light Work of Orbit & Altitude Control

May 6, 2014 11:28 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Microsatellites have to be very light – every gram counts. The same applies to the gyroscopes used to sense the satellite’s orientation when in orbit. A novel prototype is seven times lighter and significantly smaller than earlier systems...

Likely Flight Path of Malaysian Plane Gets 2nd Look

May 6, 2014 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An international panel of experts will re-examine all data gathered in the nearly two-month hunt for the missing Malaysia jet to ensure search crews who have been scouring a desolate patch of ocean for the plane have been looking in the right place, officials said Monday...

FAA: Data from U-2 Spy Plane Caused Computer Issue

May 6, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The primary air traffic control system around Los Angeles shut down last week because data from the a U-2 spy plane's flight plan confused software that helps track and route aircraft around the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

Boeing Gets Awarded $19M for U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

May 2, 2014 10:55 am | by Harris Corporation | News | Comments

Harris Corporation has received a two-year, $19 million full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft...                   

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RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

Times Expands Low Loss UL Listed Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has expanded its SPP-LLPL 50 Ω low loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable assembly family beyond the popular SPP-250-LLPL 1/4” cable to now include SPP-375-LLPL 3/8”...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a double-ridged horn antenna from PPM that has a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz.  The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

Rohde & Schwarz Announces New EMC Test Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has announced the R&S CEMS100, an off-the-shelf solution for EMS testing in line with IEC/EN 61000-4-3. The R&S ESR EMI test receiver covers the frequency range from 10 Hz to 26.5 GHz, and features...

TE Connectivity’s Expanded Line of Mezalok Connectors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has launched new extensions to its rugged, high-speed Mezalok mezzanine connector family. The new extensions include a stack height of 15mm and a new 320...

Feds Reach Out to Kids Over Online Predators

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to school auditoriums and community centers across the country to teach teens and tweens — and their parents — how to be safer online and steer clear of Internet predators...

GaN on SiC Low Noise Amplifiers from TriQuint

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD  has announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN on SiC) low noise amplifiers (LNAs) from TriQuint. The TGA2611 and TGA2612...

Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening in Partnership with Northeastern

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

Macro Sensors Considers Temperature When Specifying LVDT Linear Position Sensors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Macrosensors has announced that the LVDT linear position sensor remains a reliable tool for linear position feedback for various laboratory, industrial, military, and aerospace applications. LVDT position sensors are capable of providing linear displacement measurements from micro inches to 2 feet with high accuracy while operating over a wide range of temperatures...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

Aussie Innovation Leaves NASA in Its Wake

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Institute for Telecommunications Research | News | Comments

The University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research has won Technology of the Year 2013 for its Global Sensor Network (GSN) and is now looking to commercialize the technology. The GSN won out over tough competition, specifically a communications system designed by NASA to be carried aboard the International Space Station...

Elma's New Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch Offers Rugged Design for Harsh Environments

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced the X4, the first in a family of new rugged switches based on the latest Hall Effect sensor coding technology. Hall Effect sensing technology offers enhanced reliability and performance where conventional switches would not survive, such as in the presence of dust and/or vibration...

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