National Hybrid Inc. in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., is introducing a tiny MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal with a footprint smaller than 0.6 square inch. The terminal is for high-volume defense applications such as GPS-guided vehicles to enable programmed instructions and data to be downloaded from stationary or airborne control centers. The device is part of National Hybrid’s NHI-PBGA family. The device addresses the problem of solder shorts between balls by providing oversized solder balls with a generous pitch. The PBGA family is designed as an autonomous interface between host processor and the terminal that unburdens the CPU. The ET versions function as a programmable BC/RT/MT or simultaneous MT/RT. The RT devices operate as Remote Terminal only. National Hybrid is a division of API Nanotronics Corp. For more information contact National Hybrid online at www.nationalhybrid.com.