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Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Oct 24, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 Oct. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing the DDR bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate (BER) contours for the JEDEC DDR memory bus specification.

Knocking down EW interference

Oct 24, 2014
Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Oct 23, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Oct. 2014. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build 17 UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters with airborne radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $82.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Oct 23, 2014

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 23 Oct. 2014. Avionics integrators at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector in Nashua, N.H., needed power electronics components for the integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system that BAE is providing for the Boeing 777X twin-engine passenger jumbo jet. They found their solution from the Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions segment in Lynwood, Wash.

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

Oct 23, 2014

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 23 Oct. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is proposing industry standards in efforts to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications.

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

Oct 23, 2014

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 23 Oct. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the 3-channel Onyx model 71721 and the 4-channel Onyx model 71761, 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar, communications, and general data-acquisition applications.

Passive search for stealthy fighters

Oct 23, 2014
Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Oct 22, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Oct 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

Rugged ribbon cable for military communications, avionics, and industrial uses introduced by Molex

VME and VPX health-monitoring test and measurement instruments introduced by Orbit

Oct 22, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 22 Oct. 2014. Orbit Electronics Group in Hauppauge, N.Y., is introducing two VME embedded computing system health monitors, two 6U VPX system health monitors, and a rear transition module (RTM) for each.

Keeping artillery on target with digital electronics

Oct 22, 2014
Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Oct 21, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Oct 21, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Oct 21, 2014

ASHBURN, Va., 21 Oct. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 80-41 small-form-factor rugged mission computer for high-performance civil and military tactical mission processing aboard ground vehicles fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.

Shipboard electronic warfare

Oct 21, 2014
Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Oct 20, 2014

THE MIL & AERO VIDEO BLOG, 20 Oct. 2014. What can happen when systems designers apply digital high-end gaming technology military embedded computing? The answer is a lot, as technologies such as general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs) -- designed originally for gamers -- yield space- and power-efficient parallel processing capability.

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

Oct 20, 2014

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 20 Oct 2014. Strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co., are developing a system to enable military emergency command post aircraft to communicate with submerged submarines in the event of nuclear war or other global disasters.

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

Oct 20, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 20 Oct. 2014. Innovative Integration in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the ePC-Duo user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument for distributed data acquisition and mobile instrumentation applications.

Radar-guided anti-aircraft missile

Oct 20, 2014

A U.S. military stuck in the ditch

Oct 17, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 Oct. 2014. The U.S. military's mission in the Middle East is drawing to a close -- with the exception of scattered and largely ineffective bombing raids to annoy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Oct 17, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy simulation and training experts are asking the L-3 Communications Corp. Link Simulation & Training segment in Arlington, Texas, to build simulation, training, and mission rehearsal equipment for Australian navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jet aircraft crews.

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

Oct 17, 2014

FAIRPORT, N.Y., 17 Oct. 2014. Saelig Company Inc. in Fairport, N.Y., is introducing TSA range of spectrum analyzers, which are USB-stick-sized miniature RF tools that are PC-connected devices able to perform many basic test and measurement routines.

Keeping tabs on hostile submarines

Oct 17, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Teal analysts name nation's top 11 defense electronics companies expected over next decade

Teal analysts name nation's top 11 defense electronics companies expected over next decade

Oct 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, 16 Oct. 2014. Eleven U.S. prime defense contractors will dominate the defense electronics market over the next decade, with the top three -- Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman -- expected to take the lion's share of military electronics contracts through 2023. The total value of defense electronics contracts through 2023 is expected to be $373.4 billion.

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

Oct 16, 2014

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 16 Oct 2014. Vetronics designers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., needed rugged computer servers for a combat vehicle signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. They found their solution from Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa.

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