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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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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...

NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System from Molex

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

Molex has announced its NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System. Delivering remarkably clean signal integrity at data rates of 28+ Gbps, the modular mezzanine interconnect is designed for high-density printed circuit board (PCB) mezzanine applications with limited PCB real estate...

Cornell Dubilier's Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

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

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has...

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...

PCS Out of Band Interference Filter

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

Eagle Comtronics has announced that the Model ECPBP-1920(140) N passes the entire PCS band (1850 to 1990Mhz) with a passband loss less than 1.0dB. The Model ECPBP-1020 features...

Dynatem Introduces CPU-162-14

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

Dynatem, a Eurotech subsidiary, is now shipping the CPU-162-14, a high performance COM Express module based on the Core i7. The CPU-162-14 is designed to operate in harsh environments...

Miniature Pressure Sensor from Measurement Specialties

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

Measurement Specialties has offered the XPC10, a miniature pressure sensor that accurately measures both static and dynamic pressures across a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +220°C...

RFMW Announces Aviacomm Distribution Agreement

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

RFMW and Aviacomm have announced a distribution agreement that initially covers customers in North America, Europe, and South East Asia with the possibility of future expansion. Aviacomm is a leader in wideband RF CMOS ICs. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support...

AVX Extends SMPS Capacitor Offering For Military & Aerospace Applications

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

AVX Corporation has received T-Level MIL-PRF-49470 qualification approval for its new 25V, unencapsulated, BX characteristic (X7R dielectric), horizontally stacked SMPS capacitors. The new components further expand AVX’s offering of BX characteristics, which now includes 25, 50, and 100V encapsulated and unencapsulated styles...

12-48 VDC 400W Integrated Servo Motor from JVL

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

JVL has announced the MAC402 is now available. Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications, the supply range for the MAC402 is from 12 up to 48VDC, and full power of 400 (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. Applications include...

Diamond Systems Introduces QSeven Computer-on-Modules

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

Diamond Systems has introduced Quantum, a conduction-cooled PCI/104-Express SBC (single board computer) family with interchangeable, full size QSeven COMs processors and a highly...

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