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Learn how real-time spectrum analysis techniques can help make precise and selective measurements of complex and elusive signals. Then see how to take the vital next steps to complete the solution with post-processing analysis, signal replay, and transfer of captured signals to other analysis or simulation tools.
Potentiostatically charged Hybrid capacitors age predictably by a mechanism involving electrochemical reactions that reduce the efficiency of the cathode and consume electrolyte. One of these reactions results in the formation of hydrogen at the cathode which reacts irreversibly with the tantalum foil substrate.
Discusses recent advances in VNA calibration and compares measurements using different calibration types for a variety of RF and microwave devices including cables, filters and amplifiers. It discusses QuickCal, full 2-port unknown thru, and enhanced response calibrations.
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Demands on faster, smaller and more energy efficient digital audio devices have driven the need for devices from operating at the traditional 5 V to core voltage levels of well below 1 V. These low voltages and the variety of different voltages in use between devices can result in interface compatibility problems as well as measurement issues.
Read this application note and learn more about the potential issues that can arise when making digital audio measurements on devices that have incompatible logic levels.
High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) combines the latest processor and interconnect technologies with infrastructures such as OpenVPX and standard software components to allow military programs to pack more computing power into smaller size, weight and power (SWaP) for SIGINT, radar, EW, and many other applications.
The drive toward Modular Open Systems Architectures (MOSA) is at the heart of GE’s selection of technologies, and this paper examines how this can positively impact programs.
Recently updated and expanded to its 8th edition, this handbook reviews the markets and technology for A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. It discusses sampling and filtering techniques and new FPGA technology for A/Ds. The latest Pentek high-speed A/D products and applications based on such products are also presented.
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Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have complex electromechanical projects they’d like to outsource, often because they just don’t fit their production model. However, many times the issues that make production inefficient to keep in-house also make it difficult to outsource. Or worse, the product has been outsourced, but the contract manufacturer is unable to support it.
This paper looks at the five most common issues that can make complex, electromechanical projects difficult to outsource and strategies for eliminating them.
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In military, aerospace and first responder applications, System Integrators targeting highly rugged applications often utilize conduction cooled modules because of their superior performance in harsh environments.
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Until recently, the commercial software available for CFD typically has been geared towards specialists, limiting its widespread use. Besides being expensive, these tools have either been difficult, cumbersome or time-consuming to use. As a result, engineering analysis for applications such as heat transfer traditionally have been carried out by specialists in analysis departments, separate from mainstream design and development departments.
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Fast and accurate radar pulse measurements are critical when designing or manufacturing radar components. Knowing how to optimize power measurement tools will help engineers meet stringent market demands. Get tips on how to make the fastest and most accurate radar pulse measurements by reading this application note.
This article also includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate how to put these tips into practice with Agilent power meters and sensors.
Like every other military and aerospace component, wire and cable is under increased scrutiny as engineers look for weight and space savings in their designs. This is particularly true given the increasing amounts of data and coaxial cable needed to support advanced electronic systems.
This white paper discusses how material and design innovations are resulting in smaller, lighter-weight cables that meet exacting military and aerospace standards for electrical, mechanical and environmental performance.
As more advanced avionics, CMS and IFE systems make their way into aircraft, the amount of 10 gigabit cable deployed to support current and future systems is increasing significantly. Unfortunately, the pathway space remains the same.
Engineers in the aerospace industry therefore need cables that meet highly reliable 10 gigabit signal transmission performance, while also taking up less space, lowering the total cable weight and providing installable performance irrespective of the tight pathways of an aircraft.
Here’s the problem:
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In the electronics industry, contract manufacturing has long been a strategy for reducing time to market and simplifying project oversight. With today's complex production environment, you need to ensure the intricacies of your project are addressed — without adding extra cost. And that means doing your homework.
In our white paper, "Contract Manufacturing Pitfalls: What the Wrong Production Process Could Really Cost You," we uncover eight hidden cost centers — and show you how to avoid them. Read our white paper now!
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