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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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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

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

Agilent Technologies has introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer...

IEEE Photonics Society & National Photonics Initiative Volunteers Urge Congressional Support for Photonics

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

Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices on March 26, 2014 to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by NPI founders and sponsors, the 36 volunteers from photonics were among a total of nearly 200 volunteers participating in this year's Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group...

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...

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