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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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GIGAVAC Rounds Out High Voltage Switching Line

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

GIGAVAC has announced two additions to their High Voltage Contactor line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HX21 and HX200 join the HX22 as the smallest UL508 recognized...

Deutsch Connectors Expand TE Connectivity’s Range for Circular Market

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

TE Connectivity has offered a full complement of high-performance circular connectors, including DEUTSCH connectors, to its portfolio of circular connectors serving nanominiature, microminiature, and compact...

Crystek Introduces New 2950 MHz VCO

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

Crystek has introduced its CVCO55CC-2950-2950 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) which operates at 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5~4.5V. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model...

Harwin Gecko Connector Selected as Finalist in Ultimate Products Category

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

Harwin has announced that its Gecko connector has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 ACE Awards. Harwin’s Gecko Series connectors are shortlisted in the Passive, Electromechanical...

Jet Search Cut Short; New Satellite Spots Objects

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Griffith & Scott McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area...

Elma's New Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch

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...

High Power Goes Low PIM

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

RFMW has announced design and sales support for low Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) terminations from EMC Technology. The 32P7197F, 110W flange mount termination boasts a PIM spec of -127dBc with two 20W input tones. The 32P7197F features...

CDM Electronics Expands Audio & Mid-Range Power Connector Inventory

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

CDM Electronics has announced a significant expansion of their MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  The MIL-Spec parts are field proven in a wide range of Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, Joint Tactical Radio System radios...

Compact & Convenient Proportional Valve Control

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

WAGO has announced that its new Proportional Valve Module significantly simplifies the connection of hydraulic or pneumatic valves to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750. Just 12 mm wide...

SCHURTER’s New Compact Fuse for 3-Phase Systems

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

SCHURTER has announced the new series SHF 6.3x32 compact fuse. The series provides overcurrent protection up to 500 VAC. The highbreaking capacity of 1,500 A at rated voltage...

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

SV Microwave Releases Application Note for the QuarterBack Connector Series

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

SV Microwave has released a new Application Note for the QuarterBack connector series.  The line utilizes a quarter turn bayonet style coupling nut with a locking feature for standard SMP/SMPM interfaces.  The QuarterBack connectors...

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