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High-reliability 12- and 15-volt power supplies introduced by TDK-Lambda

High-reliability 12- and 15-volt power supplies introduced by TDK-Lambda

Apr 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 18 April 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 12- and 15-volt models to the company's ZWS300BAF series of high-reliability power supplies for communications, broadcast, industrial, and test-and-measurement applications.

iRobot gets Navy order for bomb-disposal robots

iRobot lands another Navy contract for ground robots that assist bomb-disposal technicians

Apr 17, 2014

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 17 April 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts are making another order to iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., for manpackable robots designed to help Navy and Marine Corps. explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians detect, identify, and disable explosives from safe distances.

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Time Microwave

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Times Microwave

Apr 17, 2014

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 17 April 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the SPP-375-LLPL 3/8-inch and SPP-500-LLPL 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable for low-loss RF and microwave applications.

Combat UAV, AWACS, radio upgrades on Rapid Fire

Combat UAVs, upgrades to AWACS, and software-defined radio for SINCGARS this week on Rapid Fire

Apr 16, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 16 April 2014. Competition to build a carrier-based combat UAV, software-defined radio upgrades to a venerable military communications system, and attention turning to potential major upgrades to the AWACS surveillance aircraft highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

DC-DC converters with as much as 10 Watts output power in 2-by-1-inch case introduced by ConTech

Apr 16, 2014

CONCORD, Calif., 16 April 2014. ConTech in Concord, Calif., is introducing the TMR series of DC-DC converters, which offers as much as 10 Watts of regulated output power in a 2-by-1-inch case with an industry-standard footprint.

Big opportunities for automation in a reduced-manpower Navy

Apr 15, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 15 April 2014. U.S. military campaigns in South Asia are winding down, which is translating into noticeable reductions in numbers of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. The fiscal 2015 Pentagon budget calls for a reduction 36,700 active-duty military personnel next year to bring the total force down to about 1.31 million.

On your marks: UCLASS competion set to begin

Navy gets wheels in motion to start official competition to build carrier-based combat UAV

Apr 15, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS Md., 15 April 2014. Four U.S. designers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are set to square-off in a do-or-die competition to build the first deployable carrier-based combat UAV. U.S. Navy officials have signaled the imminent release of a soliciation to design the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft.

BAE Systems wins $6.7 million Navy IFF contract

Navy orders shipboard IFF interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million contract

Apr 15, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 April 2014. U.S. Navy aviation experts needed identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Greenlawn, N.Y.

High-speed data converter XMC FPGA module for software-defined radio introduced by Pentek

High-speed data converter XMC FPGA module for software-defined radio introduced by Pentek

Apr 15, 2014

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 15 April 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Onyx model 71741 high-speed data converter Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) FPGA module for software-defined radio applications that require extremely wideband signals.

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

Apr 14, 2014

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., 14 April 2014. U.S. Army target drones experts needed unmanned aerial drone command and control systems. They found their solution from Micro Systems Inc. in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Bluefin wins $7.1 million Navy advanced UUV deal

Bluefin Robotics wins $7.1 million contract to develop Navy's next-generation underwater drones

Apr 14, 2014

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., 14 April 2014. U.S. Navy researchers needed next-generation unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for research programs in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) missions. They found their solution from Bluefin Robotics Corp. in Quincy, Mass.

Ability to verify multicore systems to safety-critical standards offered by LDRA

Ability to verify multicore systems to safety-critical standards offered by LDRA

Apr 14, 2014

ATLANTA, 14 April 2014. LDRA Technology Inc. in Atlanta is introducing the ability in the company's software engineering tools to provide verification of multicore systems to safety-critical standards.

SEAKR to build space lasercom digital processor

NASA awards $6.5 million contract to SEAKR to build space digital processor for lasercom

Apr 13, 2014

GREENBELT, Md., 13 April 2014. Laser communications (lasercom) experts at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., needed a space-qualified digital processor to support an optical communications relay between Earth and geosynchronous orbit over an extended period. They found their solution from SEAKR Engineering Inc. in Centennial, Colo.

Rugged DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications introduced by Green Watt Power

Rugged DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications introduced by Green Watt Power

Apr 13, 2014

CONCORD, Calif., 13 April 2014. Green Watt Power in Concord, Calif., is introducing the rugged 300 Watt EVD series of DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications. Green Watt is a division of Calex Mfg. Co.

Saab and Mxi Technologies partner on military fleet management

Apr 12, 2014

BROMMA, Sweden, 12 April 2014. Defence and security company Saab and MRO software company Mxi Technologies are cooperating in the provision of Military Fleet Management using Mxi´s Maintenix software.

U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 air combat training system

U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 air combat training system

Apr 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 12 April 2014. Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corp., won a U.S. Air Force contract valued at more than $5 million to supply its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to the Royal Moroccan Air Force.

TriQuint RFMD

Executive provides insight into TriQuint-RFMD merger into $2 billion RF company

Apr 12, 2014

EXECUTIVE Q&A: TriQuint and RFMD have merged to form a new company (name to be announced) with combined revenue of more than $2 billion, serving the defense/aerospace, network infrastructure, and mobile device communities. A senior manager talks specifically about infrastructure and defense.

VCC offers solderless LED interconnect solution to save assembly time, money

VCC offers solderless LED interconnect solution to save assembly time, money

Apr 12, 2014

POWAY, Calif., 12 April 2014. VCC, a provider of indication and specialty illumination solutions, has developed solderless, panel-mount LED holders that combine simple and fast assembly with reliability and ruggedness. The CNX 440 and CNX 460 Series receptacles require no tools for assembly, offering quick and easy threaded connections into a broad selection of panel lenses. 

Michael Dowd

Apr 11, 2014

RF AND MICROWAVE: True sinewave clock oscillators for low-noise RF performance introduced by Crystek Crystals Corp.

Apr 11, 2014

Crystek Crystals Corp. in Fort Myers, Fla., is introducing the CCSS-945 true sinewave clock oscillator (XO) for RF and microwave applications requiring ultra-low-noise performance similar to more expensive OCXO crystal oscillators.

THERMAL MANAGEMENT: TECA debuts thermoelectric air conditioners for space and energy savings

Apr 11, 2014

TECA Corp. in Chicago introduces a large, flush-mounted thermoelectric air conditioner for electronics enclosures with limited space.

RF ICS: E-band MMIC power detector for communications, test, sensors, and RF detection introduced by Hittite

Apr 11, 2014

Hittite Microwave Corp. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the HMC7447 E-band MMIC power detector for RF and microwave applications in communications systems, test equipment, sensors, and general-purpose RF detection over the 71 to 86 GHz frequency range.

NETWORKING: Rugged COM Express Ethernet switch introduced by Diamond

Apr 11, 2014

Diamond Systems Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the Epsilon-12G2 rugged managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch COM Express module for rugged military, on-vehicle, and industrial applications.

COAX CONNECTORS: No-solder connector introduced by Times Microwave

Apr 11, 2014

Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the EZ-500-NMH-X type N no-solder male (plug) straight connector for LMR-500 low-loss coaxial cable in RF and microwave applications.

POWER ELECTRONICS: DC-DC converter for military and civil aviation uses introduced by Modular Devices

Apr 11, 2014

Modular Devices Inc. (MDI) in Shirley, N.Y., is introducing the series 3090 compact DC-DC converter for aerospace, defense, and civil aviation airborne electronics applications.

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