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Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems.[Continue reading →]

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The new Inelta ILAT miniature LVDT sensors provide highly accurate position/path measurements for a applications with very tight space tolerances. This includes Medical Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Navigation as well as Testing Facilities and Manufacture of special purpose machinery.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass - June 21, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“With our collaborative engineering engagement, we were able to provide unique value to our customer while maintaining an open system architecture,” said Ian Dunn, Mercury’s Vice President of Sensor and Mission Processing. “These follow-on orders are a testament to the high quality and on-time delivery performance of our solutions.”[Continue reading →]

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Tampa, Florida June 20, 2017. Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) and HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (“HENSOLDT”) have announced the world’s first RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C safety certifiable 4K video output hosted on HENSOLDT’s RTCA DO-254 and EUROCAE ED-80 safety certifiable Mission Computer. This continues the long relationship between CoreAVI and HENSOLDT to provide innovative and cost effective graphics and video processing solutions for safety critical applications such as synthetic vision systems (SVS).

This solution enables system integrators and end-users to leverage the high-resolution imagery provided by aircraft-installed sensors and available databases as well as large area displays to be installed in future aviation cockpits. Thus, the HENSOLDT Mission Computer with CoreAVI graphics drivers is already supporting the requirements of tomorrow’s avionic architectures.[Continue reading →]

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Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced that Leti's embedded sensor fusion solution, SigmaFusion, has been embedded in Infineon Technologies' AURIXTM TC29x platform. This platform enables automotive developers to control powertrain, body, safety and ADAS applications with one single microcontroller family.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - May 25, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4M order from a leading defense prime contractor for an advanced defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter.

“With this order, Mercury is delivering on its commitment to provide state-of-the-art radio frequency solutions required for our military forces to maintain a strategic and tactical advantage,” says Charlie Leader, Senior Vice President of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronic Solutions group. “Our customers and our warfighters can count on Mercury’s next generation business model to continue delivering advanced commercial technology innovations that matter to the defense industry.”[Continue reading →]

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TORONTO, ON, May 25th, 2017 - Peraso Technologies Inc., a leader in Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) chipsets, will be demonstrating a wireless gaming solution ideal for VR / AR applications, amongst numerous other 802.11ad applications, including 4K wireless display and Wi-Fi networking at Computex 2017. The demonstrations will be driven by Peraso's Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGigTM W110 USB 3.0 adapter and their W120 WiGig phased array chipset, both designed to help drive the WiGig Ecosystem forward with unprecedented speed and functionality.

With the growing demand for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, emphasis is now beginning to shift toward finding a wireless solution that will untether the headset from the PC. WiGig (802.11ad and the upcoming 802.11ay) technology is the immediate solution, providing the bandwidth, power and super low latency needed to make this application viable, on the uncongested 60 GHz band. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - May 23, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received the 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit. This prominent award recognizes the Company’s facilities in Hudson, N.H. and Phoenix, Ariz. for operational excellence while delivering advanced microelectronic solutions and processing subsystems in support of Raytheon’s business objectives.

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Mercury was one of 84 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. [Continue reading →]

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Unprecedented growth of over 80% this year at EnSilica has created a further requirement within the company for a major recruitment drive to fuel its continued expansion in the next 12 months and beyond. The company is seeking experienced chip designers with analog, mixed-signal and RF expertise and has also launched a graduate recruitment scheme.[Continue reading →]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today introduced a new PSoC® programmable system-on-chip that simplifies the design of next-generation industrial, home appliance and consumer systems that require multiple sensors. Many Internet of Things (IoT) applications require multiple sensors and can benefit from dedicated coprocessors that offload sensor processing from the host and reduce overall system power consumption. The new PSoC Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. This combination simplifies the design of custom analog front ends for sensor interfaces by allowing engineers to update sensor features quickly with no hardware or host processor software changes, while also reducing BOM costs.

For example, in home automation applications, engineers can easily configure the PSoC Analog Coprocessor to continuously monitor multiple sensors, such as temperature, humidity, ambient light, motion and sound, allowing the host to stay in a standby low-power mode. Future design changes to support new sensor types can also be easily implemented by reconfiguring the programmable analog blocks. Cypress will demonstrate the PSoC Analog Coprocessor, along with its PSoC, FM Flexible MCU, Bluetooth® Low Energy and Energy Harvesting Power Management IC solutions at Sensors Expo from June 21 to 23 in booth 416 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. More information on the PSoC Analog Coprocessor is available at www.cypress.com/PSoCAnalog.[Continue reading →]

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Microchip announced the MCP9600--the world's first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC), in addition to a math engine preprogrammed with the firmware to support a broad range of standard thermocouple types (K, J, T, N, S, E, B and R).[Continue reading →]

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the uClamp3601P – a 33V, high-performance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device for protecting industrial sensors.

The single-line uClamp3601P achieves the low-clamping voltage performance needed to safeguard today’s small form factor proximity sensors from ESD, EFT and low level surge transients. [Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others. The integration and feature set of Microchip\'s new DACs offers customers system flexibility and power savings while simplifying their design efforts. CHANDLER, Ariz.[NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its non-volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) product line with the MCP47FEBXX devices. The low-power, single and dual-channel DACs feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution, integrated EEPROM and an I2C™ interface, and are offered in 8-pin TSSOP packages. The DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others.

The integrated EEPROM enables DAC settings to be recalled at power up, for added system flexibility. The choice of 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution provides flexibility with design requirements and cost. The various shutdown modes significantly reduce the device current consumption for power critical applications. These devices offer customers the ability to utilize the internal bandgap for device voltage reference, simplifying development and lowering system cost, or use an external voltage reference source in order to optimize their design.[Continue reading →]

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High-definition (HD) digital electro-optic and infrared sensors are shoveling evermore data into the battle space. How can soldiers get that information quickly enough to act on it in a timely manner?[Continue reading →]

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Over the past few decades, mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design has been one of the most exciting and technically challenging segments of the semiconductor industry. Despite all of the advances that have occurred in the semiconductor industry over that time span, the one constant need is still to ensure the analog world we live in interacts seamlessly with the digital world of computing, a requirement especially driven by the current pervasive mobile environment and the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) "re-evolution."[Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new MCP3919 and MCP3912 AFEs integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. AFE completes Microchip’s MCP391X family, which spans 1 to 8-channel members for single-phase and poly-phase energy measurement. CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the completion of its high-accuracy, 1-8 channel, single and poly-phase MCP391X energy-measurement Analog Front End (AFE) family. The new MCP3919 and MCP3912 members integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. These are the optimal numbers of channels for single-phase energy meters with neutral monitoring (3-channel); or single-phase, three-wire energy meters (4-channel). The high level of integration on the new AFEs also includes a low-drift voltage reference, programmable gain amplifiers, phase-delay compensation and cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

As the energy-metering infrastructure is being upgraded worldwide, designers are demanding increased AFE accuracy and integration to develop the latest generation of smart meters. These features are also required by the designers of advanced power-monitoring systems for applications such as server power supplies and power distribution units, electronic circuit breakers, smart power strips and other data-acquisition products in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Microchip’s newest AFEs improve application performance with their industry-leading accuracy, high integration and optimal number of channels for single-phase energy measurement. Additionally, the high AFE accuracy facilitates energy-meter calibration, which reduces production costs.[Continue reading →]

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Maxim's Pocket IO PLC Development Platform provides designers and industrial engineers the flexibility to experiment, to find the best solution for reduced power dissipation and small form factors in PLC designs.[Continue reading →]

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Latency, or the time between input and output, can be very important, depending on the application. For processing of communications intelligence (COMINT) like audio conversations, text data and the like, relatively long latency is tolerable. For applications like Radar and Electronic Warfare (especially Digital Radio Frequency Memory or DRFM), just a small amount of latency is problematic, due to the necessity of quick response times.

Similarly, these demanding applications require very high bandwidth (throughput) due to the volume of data involved. Low latency without high bandwidth (and vice versa) is a waste of performance, as it won’t deliver mission success.[Continue reading →]

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RFEL will be launching its latest core at EW Europe. The new Fractional Rate Resampler IP core, which was originally part of the company's multi-award winning ChannelCore Flex(tm) product, is now offered as a stand-alone IP core for FPGAs in response to customer requests.[Continue reading →]

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To perceive is to assign meaning to what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Similarly, perceptual computing offers users a more natural way to interact with machines. Today's platforms have the ability to go well beyond simple facial recognition, which is becoming quite common today as a way to replace passwords. In fact, recent developments in software technology made practical by advanced graphics processing units (GPUs) are expanding perceptual computing to new levels of functionality in embedded applications.[Continue reading →]

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USB Type-C standard enables reversible connectors and 10 Gbps data transfer speeds with support for new bi-directional USB power delivery[Continue reading →]

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It is the purpose of this primer to instead describe digital oscilloscopes, which have for practical purposes replaced their analog predecessors in the vast majority of applications. Covered here is a short description of the oscilloscope's origins, its transition from analog to digital, types of digital oscilloscopes and their major subsystems, key benchmark specifications, and measurements.

Whether analog or digital, the oscilloscope is a versatile piece of test equipment. Even though its basic function is to measure and display voltage, its capabilities are vastly greater. They range from automation of the measurements described here, as well as signal detection and analysis in commercial and defense systems, and a wide array of others.[Continue reading →]

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Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is no longer relegated to the realm of the specialist. A new class of CFD analysis software is proving to be highly effective at performing heat transfer analysis, enabling mechanical engineers to accelerate key decisions at their workstations and without the need for CFD specialists. Embedded into the MCAD environment, this intuitive process allows designers to optimize a product during the design stages reducing manufacturing costs across a wide range of mechanical designs and systems.[Continue reading →]

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The M5U2203 is the first and most powerful rugged rackmount server optimized as a GPU supercomputer supporting four double-wide plug-in cards in x16 PCIe 3.0 slots and with Intel's latest E5-2600 processors[Continue reading →]

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Leti, a technology research institute at CEA Tech, will host a workshop during SEMICON West 2017, July 11-13, focusing on how microelectronics will influence and address tomorrow's digital and energy challenges.[Continue reading →]

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is pleased to announce that COTSWORKS(r) has been recently named an authorized distributor and value-added reseller of GORE(r) Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables for civil and military aircraft applications in Europe and North America.[Continue reading →]

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- Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, today announced the world's first wearable stress-monitoring device that enables customized recommendations for stress-free travel and indicators for improving public-transportation safety. Leti scientists will demonstrate this device and a smartphone-based mobility observer developed in the Horizon 2020 Programme at the 12th ITS European Conference in Strasbourg, France, June 19-22.[Continue reading →]

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Fujitsu Components America announced a new series of resistive touch panels with dome switches that are fully customizable to meet the needs of specific industrial automation and machine control applications.[Continue reading →]

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Based on Nordic's class-leading nRF52832 Bluetooth low energy System-on-Chip (SoC), the development kit incorporates nine different sensors plus a microphone and speaker, and enables app developers to configure, test, and demonstrate Bluetooth low energy IoT devices linked to mobile apps and Cloud platforms without needing RF firmware coding skills or development tools[Continue reading →]

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Excelfore, a leading force in smart mobility networks, unveiled the eSync Alliance, a global automotive initiative to drive multi-company solutions for over-the-air (OTA) updates and diagnostic-data in the automotive electronics eco-system.[Continue reading →]

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/ins. Machines for shaping 3D components in different work planes. As a result of material development, new and High Tech Industries has a changing need for processing advanced 3D geometry parts. Hardened metals, special alloys and combined materials like composites are setting new requirements on material processing technology. The waterjet cutting process is often preferred for high-tech parts manufacturing, since a cold cutting process eliminates impact on material structure, with no micro cracks or heat affected zones. With a high precision and structured 5-axis machine system Water Jet Sweden has become master of designing machine tools for free form, high precision, water jet cutting in space, fulfilling the most challenging customer demands from leading aerospace, defense, and power industries around the world.[Continue reading →]

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AICSYS Inc Industrial Automation Hardware manufacturer launches Fanless LPC-T Series, an elegantly designed waterproof full IP65 compliant 6-sided sealed stainless steel chassis to prevent acid, liquid, and dust from damaging the Panel PC device and offers a sophisticated glossy and shiny surface.[Continue reading →]

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AICSYS Inc. Panel PC of LPC-153T, LPC-173T, and LPC-193T integrated with Fanless Intel Bay Trail D-J1900 on board, Memory up to (1) 8GB for DDR3L SO-DIMM, (1) 2.5" SATA drive bay, and (1) Mini PCIe slot for expansion. Along with integrated Audio and the high quality LED backlight with resistive touchscreen. Standard external I/O connectors are (2) RS-232, (1) GbE LAN, and (1) USB connectors. These external I/O connectors are configurable per request. It also come with external full range AC adaptor and optional add-on such as RFID sensor and WiFi as selective choices.[Continue reading →]

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The Global Image Recognition Market is expected to reach a market size of $ 42,246 million by 2022, growing at a growth rate of 18.0 % during the forecast period. Hardware market would lead the Global Image Recognition market attaining a market share of 50.0% by 2022.[Continue reading →]

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Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is pleased to offer X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) - a Board Support Package (BSP) that enables the use of an Enterprise Linux distribution in conjunction with X-ES rugged, embedded computing hardware.[Continue reading →]

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The BACnet Explorer NG is the industry's first cloud-connected network discovery and management solution for BACnet networks. BACnet is an industry-standard protocol that is widely used in building and facility automation. The BACnet Explorer NG enables integrators, facility managers, and the OEMs' installation channels to conveniently commission new devices into existing BACnet networks. Progressive solution providers can also leverage the BACnet Explorer NG and FieldPoP device cloud to provide a range of new services to their clients such as continuous facility monitoring and maintenance-as-a-service. This is the BACnet Discovery tool every network and system installer/technician and facility manager needs and wants.[Continue reading →]

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Portwell's XM-1, the first IoT gateway to feature international patents of highly composable structure, satisfies customers' requests for an IoT gateway solution that can meet the requirements emerging from an extensive range of IoT applications. And the Portwell DS-1 wireless sensor node series features support for Arduino IDE and a wide variety of options for sensors and wireless connectivity.[Continue reading →]

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Powered by Intel(r) Xeon(r)/Core(tm) i7 (Kaby Lake) processor running with NVIDIA GeForce(r) GTX 1050 graphics engine, advanced NVIDIA Pascal(tm) GPU architecture supporting 8K resolution & CUDA applications, up to 6 independent HD displays, all-in-one integrated features, multiple I/O connection, workstation-grade system performance, mobile availability, smart manageability, wide range power input, surge protection, ignition power control, smart battery protection, isolated DIO, EN50155 and industrial-grade reliability, Vecow ECS GTX1050 Series GPU Computing System is your great solution for any performance driven Industry 4.0/IIoT applications.[Continue reading →]

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The MEMSIC product line at Mouser Electronics features a variety of sensor products, including magnetic and e-compass products, accelerometers, 6-degree-of-freedom (DOF) and 9-DOF inertial measurement units (IMUs) and orientation sensors, and gas flow modules. The MEMSIC product line enables mobility and the Internet of Things (IOT) by combining all the essential elements for engineers' application needs, including solutions for drones, mobile, wearable, industrial, medical and smart parking applications.[Continue reading →]

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COMMELL has released two new embedded boards LP-177 Pico-ITX 2.5-inch and LE-37F 3.5-inch Miniboard with Intel the latest low-power quad-core Pentium processor or dual-core Celeron processor[Continue reading →]

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announced today that GORE-FLIGHT(tm) Microwave Assemblies and GORE(r) Microwave/RF Assemblies for military aerospace applications have successfully passed stringent U.S. Army flight qualifications on the MH-47 Rotorcraft[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems Unveils First 3U Transceiver ANDOVER, Mass. - April 26, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the Ensemble® DCM-KU-4R2G-2T3G ultra-low-latency transceiver developed to meet the demanding requirements of advanced electronic warfare (EW) applications and to provide high-speed signal processing capability suited to ultra-wideband communications and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications. Designed in accordance with OpenVPX™ standards at Mercury’s Huntsville, Ala. facility, the new transceiver is optimized for low probability of interception (LPOI) radio frequency (RF) signal detection in heavily contested electromagnetic environments. Ideal for digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) applications, Mercury’s new product seamlessly couples coherent multi-channel, multi-board functionality with best-of-breed spectral purity in a 3U form factor ruggedized for harsh military environments.

Modern military forces rely increasingly on electronic warfare technologies to secure a competitive advantage prior to physical engagement with an adversary. At the same time, commercial applications, such as wireless data and voice transmission signals, crowd the spectrum, virtually masking electromagnetic signals of military interest. Maintaining a dominant position on the electromagnetic battlefield necessitates simultaneous discernment of small signals over a wide bandwidth of frequencies with exceptional precision. Swift identification of these signals is critical to generate an appropriate and timely response to recognized threats. Mercury’s newest innovation addresses this signal detection challenge by densely integrating state-of-the-art RF and digital technologies to maximize spectral efficiency while simultaneously reducing physical size and weight. [Continue reading →]

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A new demonstrator combines two cutting-edge technologies that include the RH850/V1R-M microcontroller (MCU) from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI's Drive360 advanced 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology.[Continue reading →]

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NEWTON, Mass., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensors Expo & Conference (#Sensors17) the nation's leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, today announced details of a new Automotive & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Workshop to take place on Wednesday, June 28. Spearheaded by Willard Tu, Executive Vice President, DSP Concepts, Inc., the half-day workshop will feature a series of panel discussions focusing on sensors and their role in automotive and autonomous vehicles. In addition, the Autotech Council will host a “Startup Review” to highlight new and exciting startups in the automotive sensing industry on Wednesday, June 28.

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The embedded box PC TANK-870-Q170 from ICP Deutschland is especially made for the usage in image processing applications. It combines an optional POE expansion, RAID function and different PCI, PCIe and PCIe MIni Card expansion possibilities.[Continue reading →]

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Fujitsu Components America, Inc. and enmo Technologies, a leader in mobile IoT, today announced a technology collaboration to support Fujitsu IoT devices in the enmo Platform. The first result of this collaboration is that the Fujitsu Sensor Beacon IoT device now is supported in the enmo Platform.

“We worked very closely with enmo to port their IoT.Over.BeaconTM technology to our Sensor Beacon IoT device,” said Bob Thornton, president/COO of Fujitsu Components America. “Complete Smartphone Apps for IoT deployments that use our Sensor Beacon now can be developed and launched in minutes through the enmo Platform. We look forward to continuing to work with enmo to have their Platform support other Fujitsu IoT devices, such as our Blue Brain module.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems Defense DDR4 High Density Secure Memory Device CHELMSFORD, Mass. - March 2, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced the latest development in its high density secure memory product line, integrating double data rate fourth-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DDR4 SDRAM) with its SWaP-efficient packaging technology. Replacing up to eighteen industrial or commercial DDR4 devices with a single military-hardened component, Mercury delivers space savings up to 75% in a ball grid array (BGA) package with data transfer speeds up to 3200 Mb/s. Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Phoenix, Ariz., will produce 8GB DDR4 devices in the second half of 2017 to support next-generation customer designs. 2GB and 16GB devices are slated for production thereafter.

“Since pioneering the first DDR high density secure memory devices more than 15 years ago, our miniaturization technology has advanced with each successive generation of DDR memory,” said Iain Mackie, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Microelectronics Secure Solutions group. “Our memory solutions are optimized for density while withstanding the harshest operating environments. With today’s announcement, Defense prime contractors now have a trusted supplier of compact, military-grade DDR4 memory for high-speed, low-power, mission-critical subsystems.”[Continue reading →]

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With voice control emerging as a primary interface to consumer electronics, differentiating a single voice from other speakers and background noise is essential to creating a positive user experience. Infineon and XMOS have teamed on a demonstrator design of an enhanced voice controller system. Shown this week at MWC in Barcelona, the demo system combines Infineon's single-chip 60 GHz radar IC and 70db SNR microphones with an XMOS audio processor to handle intelligent beamforming for far field voice capture.[Continue reading →]

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IoT Reference Platform, from embedded systems experts Abelon Systems, is Bluetooth 5 - ready

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter - networking of devices embedded with electronics (including sensors, actuators and network connectivity) and software that enables those devices to collect and exchange data. According to Gartner there will be nearly 21 billion devices on the IoT by 2020. [Continue reading →]

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Softing has announced that the latest version of the echocollect gateway includes support for the MQTT protocol integrating process data from systems and machinery into cloud solutions to help customers optimize their facilities[Continue reading →]

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Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, introduces QuickSwitch® Model 6316 to its line-up of Fiber Optic Switches. The Model 6316 is a Single Channel LC Simplex A/B Switch that allows the sharing of a single port interface device among two other devices. This fiber switch adds flexibility to IT platforms and networks and is ideal for switching data to multiple displays, billboards and signs.

The Model 6316 features all fiber signals that are switched via break-before-make MEMS-based mirror/prism switch technology and supports Gigabit data rates. The LC Simplex ports are comprised of Single mode, 9/125 micron fiber and support a wavelength of 1310 nm &1500 nm. The switch ports are transparent to all data with optical data throughput scalability.[Continue reading →]

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Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) IoT profile provides new advanced features for connectivity, reliability and security

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 14, 2017 -- Embedded World -- MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in Embedded Linux® commercialization products and services, today announced availability of MontaVista® CGX IoT, a modular and standards-based solution that delivers connectivity, reliability, and security that are required for IoT Gateway manufacturers. MontaVista is showcasing MontaVista's "Smart IoT Gateway" design demonstration in Hall 3, Stand 3-225 (co-located with Future Electronics) during Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany.[Continue reading →]

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UREMBERG, Germany, March 14, 2017 -- Embedded World -- MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in Embedded Linux® commercialization products and services, today announced availability of MontaVista® CGX IoT, a modular and standards-based solution that delivers connectivity, reliability, and security that are required for IoT Gateway manufacturers. MontaVista is showcasing MontaVista's "Smart IoT Gateway" design demonstration in Hall 3, Stand 3-225 (co-located with Future Electronics) during Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany.[Continue reading →]

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Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. announce today that they have reached agreement for CoreAVI to sell and support the S32V234 product family globally for safety critical display applications. This support includes providing the highest levels of safety critical graphics drivers, safety certification data packages and evaluation boards for avionics and industrial applications.[Continue reading →]

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The Teledyne LeCroy HVFO103 is a high voltage fiber-optically isolated 60MHz oscilloscope probe that is optimally designed for the measurement of small signals floating on a high voltage bus[Continue reading →]

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The single chip THCV241-Q integrates the MIPI CSI-2 interface with THine's well established V-by-One(r) HS product family. The new THCV241-Q is optimized for advanced camera requirements including: - High definition support (e.g., 1080p60, 4K2K) - Uncompressed real-time, zero latency video transmission - 50x increase in maximum transmission distance - from 30cm to 15m - 360 degree rotation at an affordable price point - Lower BOM cost - Smaller circuit boards for more compact designs, new product form factors and higher reliability[Continue reading →]

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Despite the rise in popularity of wireless networks, wired serial networks like RS-485 continue to provide the most robust, reliable communication, especially in harsh environments. These well-engineered networks provide effective communication in industrial and building automation applications, which require immunity from noise, electrostatic discharge and voltage faults, all resulting in increased uptime. This tutorial reviews the RS-485 protocol and discusses why it is widely used in industrial applications and the common problems it solves. [Continue reading →]

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Real-world testing of the embedded control systems found in vehicles can be complex, expensive, and hazardous. HIL simulation lets engineers thoroughly and efficiently test embedded devices in a virtual environment.[Continue reading →]

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With the RTO-K17/RTE-K17 High Definition Option the user will see more signal details with up to 16 bit vertical resolution. In combination with the superior analog front end of the RTO and RTE, the user has a versatile instrument in his hands to analyze a wide range of applications. From Switch Mode Power Supplies to Radar RF, the user can inspect all with one scope.[Continue reading →]

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The integration of standard system simulation description languages, model-order reduction methods, and embedded software development tools into ANSYS(r) Simplorer(r) has resulted in a complete model-based development environment in which embedded software and hardware engineers can design and verify a system concurrently and in a collaborative process.[Continue reading →]

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Latest 3GPP VoLTE codec offers superb voice clarity and audio quality, requiring substantially higher DSP performance; Implementation for the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs offers best power and performance solution for smartphones and other mobile computing devices[Continue reading →]

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Munich/Langen – Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded system solutions, today expanded its presence in industrial, consumer and home appliances with two new ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontroller offerings: the Spansion® FM4 S6E2DH series with an integrated graphics display controller and the S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series with self-contained voice command control.

“These new product families deliver tremendous value and flexibility, enabling customers to design intuitive next generation human machine interface (HMI) systems,” said Dhiraj Handa, senior vice president and general manager of Spansion’s multi-market microcontroller business. “As the Internet of Things (IoT) appliances become more pervasive, Spansion’s rich history of delivering MCUs, flash and energy harvesting advancements further solidifies the company as a leader in this market.” [Continue reading →]

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Developing in-vehicle embedded applications is a safety, security, and quality challenge. Given that cars and trucks are increasingly connected to each other and to the devices around them, it's becoming harder and harder to ensure that software is functional and free from risk. Development teams, especially the managers who are ultimately responsible, face incredible challenges when building such applications, and are learning that team members need to do more than just catch code defects during verification and validation testing. The new imperative: Identify and address security and compliance concerns earlier in the lifecycle, all while delivering innovative and differentiating features.

Security compliance, safety compliance, and defect reduction are huge goals, not only for meeting a product's technical requirements, costs, and deadlines, but also for keeping people safe. This has never been truer than with today's increasingly software-based cars and trucks, and with the increased threat profile due to radio-based interconnectivity and sophisticated in-vehicle apps. Lean how these embedded development solutions can help improve code quality, safety, and compliance throughout the development lifecycle, from architecture to coding, and testing to deployment. [Continue reading →]

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Linley Mobile Conference -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores today announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP is now handling the processing load of Bluetooth, in addition to audio, voice and sensing technologies, thereby dramatically lowering the cost, complexity and power consumption of chip designs targeting smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and wireless audio devices. Leveraging new instructions and interfaces added to the recently introduced multifunctional CEVA-TeakLite-4 v2 architecture, the DSP now runs CEVA-Bluetooth connectivity (Classic or Low Energy) in addition to a broad range of audio and voice software packages, 'always-on' user interface (UI) functions such as voice triggering and face activation, and a full suite of sensor-fusion capabilities, all on a single core. CEVA is presenting this multifunctional DSP today at the Linley Mobile Conference, in Santa Clara, California.

The Internet of Things comprises a multitude of devices, technologies and form factors, with many use cases and requirements. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 specifically targets user-centric IoT devices, where natural user interface, audio playback and voice communication represent key attributes of the device. This can include for example, voice activation, face triggering and other 'always-on' functionality in a smartphone, smart watch, smart home controller or wireless speakers. The ultra-low power nature of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP ensures that these 'always-on' features consume minimal battery life. All of this functionality can run concurrently on the DSP without the need for a host CPU, reducing the die size and lowering power consumption of the overall device. Illustrating this, a real-life use case implementing Bluetooth Low Energy, always-on UI and sensor fusion on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP requires less than 150K gates and consumes less than 150uW when implemented in a 28nm process.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - May 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $5.9 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related digital processing technologies for a missile defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 third quarter.

“For years Mercury’s best of breed technologies and rapid deployment have helped drive performance to unprecedented levels for this prime contractor’s missile defense applications,” said Didier Thibaud, Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to delivering solutions that meet stringent platform requirements and provide significant affordability, portability and performance in an open architecture.”[Continue reading →]

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will showcase how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts daily life in its “Smart Neighborhood” at Internet of Things World, May 16-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In Booth #302, Avnet will demonstrate smart home and smart city technology featuring its customers’ products and Avnet-designed development kits. Avnet’s Smart Neighborhood at IoT World underscores how the company helps its customers bring IoT innovations to market at every stage of the technology product lifecycle.

“IoT is about the things, and the data that these things collect, to enhance our lives every day,” said Lou Lutostanski, Avnet’s vice president, Internet of Things. “Avnet helps guide IoT solutions to market that are born out of the ideas of companies of all sizes, from small startups to large multinational companies. Bringing together innovative solutions across industries into one Smart Neighborhood shows the true potential of Avnet’s approach to IoT in the real world.” [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - April 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We have a longstanding relationship with this customer in providing high performance signal processing solutions for airborne radar,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Sensor and Mission Processing group. “By adopting our new OpenVPX product line, our customer now has a cost-effective, modular open systems architecture that protects their long-term investment in software by providing them an easy path to port their application to an affordable high-performance processing solution.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Hauppauge, New York, USA, May 9, 2016 – Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military shipboard, airborne and mobile programs, as well as for industrial and commercial applications, has introduced an Intelligent Chassis Manager that will provide a wide range of diagnostic, management, and control functions for virtually any kind of electronic chassis.

According to Behlman president, Ron Storm, “We knew we were onto something important when we added high-level intelligence to our revolutionary VPXtra™-IQ Power Supplies, making them capable of monitoring and reporting output voltage; output current; input voltage; input current; temperature; and much more. Now we are proud to add the stand-off IQCM Intelligent Chassis Manager to the Behlman line of Intelligent Products for use in managing chassis functions.” [Continue reading →]

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Open VPX is the next-generation interoperability standard for system-level defense and aerospace applications. It is ideal for rugged applications that require smaller packages, as well as high I/O and connectivity densities and higher speed. Open VPX leverages the work of the individual VPX standards to reduce customization, testing, cost and risk. It defines an architecture that manages and constrains module and backplane designs, defines pin outs, and sets interoperability compliance while maintaining full compliance with VPX. Amphenol has multiple product offerings for Open VPX, open architecture system needs.[Continue reading →]

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Intel's new Xeon D system-on-chip (SoC) is making large numbers of x86 processing cores readily available for embedded defense applications. With an architecture designed to support math-intensive processing and very-high-bandwidth data transfers, the Xeon D enables advanced cognitive electronic warfare (EW) applications to operate in small size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Unlike conventional radar systems, new software-defined digitally programmable radars are able to generate previously unencountered waveforms that do not match known waveforms and pulse trains already on an EW system’s pulse descriptor word (PDW) list. The PDW typically contains all the collected data for a specific pulse, including time of arrival (TOA); angle; pulse width, power, and frequency (superhet); or frequency band. In order to defeat never-before-seen waveforms, system designers are developing a new generation of cognitive EW systems that are able to quickly adapt to changes in the radio frequency (RF) environment and almost instantly make decisions about how to respond to unfamiliar threats. [Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Air Flow-By Cooling Technology From Mercury Systems Achieves TRL-8 - HDS6603_AFB ANDOVER, Mass. - May 16, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced that systems using ANSI/VITA 48.7 Air Flow-By™ standard cooling technology have passed flight tests in multiple manned and unmanned airborne platforms, some in their final mission configuration, thereby achieving technology readiness level 8 (TRL-8). Mercury holds a patent on one implementation approach of that standard, and has revised the licensing fees under the patent to be zero cost.

Mercury Systems developed Air Flow-By cooling technology as an improvement to its finely managed air cooling, the original air flow-through (AFT) technology it developed back in 2003. Air Flow-By cooling technology is the most efficient solution on the market to achieve a sealed environment that tolerates cooling with air that may contain contaminants. Unlike today’s AFT technology that merely adds an airflow heat exchanger to the primary side surface of a printed wiring board (PWB), Air Flow-By solutions cool both sides of the PWB by encapsulating the PWB in a heat exchanger shell such that air flows across both sides of the module for maximum cooling efficiency. The heat exchanger shell creates a sealed environment that protects against airborne contaminants, electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrostatic discharge (ESD), and provides an extra layer of physical security. Even with the increased protection and cooling capacity, Air Flow-By solutions maintain the standard 1.0-inch pitch to avoid a 33% reduction in board count found in AFT implementations that may require the module width to grow to 1.5-inch pitch. Now, Air Flow-by technology also has a cost advantage with its zero-cost licensing. [Continue reading →]

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MEMSIC Announces Economical, Compact, Highly Accurate VG380 Vertical Gyro Modules MEMSIC Announces Economical, Compact, Highly Accurate VG380 Vertical Gyro Modules

Designed for unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite antenna tracking, precision agriculture, surveying instruments, and construction equipment[Continue reading →]

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Mercury received an $8.8 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing subsystems for an unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance application.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - April 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We have a longstanding relationship with this customer in providing high performance signal processing solutions for airborne radar,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Sensor and Mission Processing group. “By adopting our new OpenVPX product line, our customer now has a cost-effective, modular open systems architecture that protects their long-term investment in software by providing them an easy path to port their application to an affordable high-performance processing solution.”[Continue reading →]

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The Electronic Warfare operating environment is unique because a system latency difference measured in nanoseconds can mean the difference between mission success or failure. This paper describes how COTS technologies are pushing, the frontiers of the possible in EW. [Continue reading →]

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Novi Sad, Serbia - March 10, 2017 - DENSO ADAS Engineering Services GmbH joins the Alpha project, contributing with its CMS (Camera Monitor System). This algorithm eliminates blind spots and estimates the proximity of oncoming vehicles, with the aim of collision avoidance. By joining the project, DENSO ADAS strengthens the algorithm potential of the ecosystem built around the Alpha development board. This is leading towards the support of ADAS applications such as advanced warning systems, active control systems and semi-autonomous driving.[Continue reading →]

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Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced a radiation hardened 32-channel driver with integrated decoder that reduces the size, weight and power (SWaP) of satellite command and telemetry systems. The ISL72813SEH is the industry’s first high current driver to integrate the decoder, level shifter and driver array in a single monolithic IC, allowing satellite manufacturers to significantly increase system capacity and reduce solution size by up to 50%. The device offers a 4x higher density channel count compared to the nearest competitor, and the integrated level shifter eliminates several peripheral components.

The ISL72813SEH driver leverages Intersil’s proprietary silicon on insulator process, which provides single-event latch-up (SEL) robustness in heavy ion environments. The driver’s integrated decoder interfaces directly to the general purpose I/Os of FPGAs and CPUs in the satellite’s flight computer, dramatically reducing pin count compared to competitive 1-input to 1-output driver arrays. Each of the device’s 32-channels of common-emitter open-collector driver outputs can generate pulses of up to 42V and 600mA. The ISL72813SEH addresses latching relay and solenoid commanding for most satellite control functions, including redundancy management, mechanism drive enables, propulsion component relays and enables, battery management, and payload switch control. The ISL72813SEH’s low VCE saturation levels eliminate a major customer concern by reducing the overhead voltage required to drive the load. The driver’s power efficiency and high integration reduces the amount of circuitry required on the bus, allowing customers to add more spacecraft functionality and processing power.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 15, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Chelmsford, Mass. facility recently received the Category 1A Trusted Supplier accreditation for design capability from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This expands upon the previously received Category 1A accreditation for broker, packaging, assembly, and test at Mercury’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, and is part of Mercury’s overall strategy to be the leading commercial provider of trusted and secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. The vast majority of companies receiving DMEA accreditation are either defense prime contractors or semiconductor suppliers. Mercury is the only commercial provider of embedded computing boards and subsystems to have received DMEA accreditation to date.

The DMEA Trusted Supplier accreditation is a critical component of complying with DoD Instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN).” That DoD policy requires that “…in applicable systems, integrated circuit-related products and services shall be procured from a trusted supplier using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) when they are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored for a specific DoD military end use.”[Continue reading →]

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Southampton, UK and Paris, France– June 13, 2016 – VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, has partnered with ECRIN Systems to showcase the latest VadaTech solutions for defence, aerospace and security at Eurosatory being held in Paris between the 13 th and 17 th June.

In Hall 5, stand J730 visitors will be able to see and learn about new Xilinx FPGA FMC carriers in the PCIe, VPX and AMC form factors, FMC analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) cards based on TI and Analog Devices technology, and rugged 1U platforms for sonar and radar applications. [Continue reading →]

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The integrated onboard automated control systems are currently considered as advanced and multifunctional platforms providing solutions for a wide range of tasks. In such a case, depending on the type of a vehicle, they can either assist human-operators and expand opportunities (a classic example here is the onboard avionic system on a manned aircraft) or can be the main (sometimes the only one) command center of any self-propelled robotized vehicle (Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), spacecraft etc.). The core of such control platforms is the onboard computing system -- a special-purpose Box PC, usually controlled by real-time operating system and using peripheral equipment for connection to the systems of data acquisition and vehicle control.[Continue reading →]

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In this interview with engineers in the Machine Beam Controls Group at DESY, Holger Schlarb and Michael Fenner discuss the data acquisition requirements of the accelerator community, as well as how a tradition of using COTS signal processing solutions continues to improve uptime and maximize performance for some of the most complex machines on Earth.[Continue reading →]

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VITA and PICMG are the open standards bodies that define the specifications underpinning embedded form factors such as VPX and CompactPCI. Both groups continue to provide a vital service to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) component manufacturers and customers alike, enabling engineers to spend less time worrying about interoperability between subsystem components and more time working on application development.[Continue reading →]

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A military prime contractor in Europe has chosen MicroTCA over OpenVPX for its RADAR Signal Processing application. The applications include ground-based mission surveillance, and airborne and ground-based RADAR. The company was looking for a high-performance, compact solution for data processing that could be used across multiple platforms including light-rugged and extreme rugged applications. MicroTCA provides excellent SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost). The architecture is an easily ruggedized form factor and provides a versatile ecosystem for a wide range of applications. The customer’s system provides simultaneous multi-mission capability, high survivability (small target, high mobility), and is fully self-contained. The MicroTCA platform is expected to expand into other mission computing and RADAR projects for the company.

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Embedded Tech Trends 2014, the business and technology forum for critical and intelligent embedded systems, just wrapped up in Phoenix. This year 19 sponsor companies and 13 editors and industry analysts gathered for an intensive two days of technology presentations and meetings. Twenty-five presentations were delivered in a very fast paced format that kept everyone on their toes. Each morning session of presentations was followed by a hectic afternoon of one-on-one sponsor/media meetings.

The purpose of the event is to bring media and industry thought leaders together to exchange ideas and to network among peers. It is good old fashioned face-to-face networking that is not possible with even the best of online social media networks. Nothing beats spending a few days with such a collection of industry colleagues. I left the event filled with new ideas and industry connections.[Continue reading →]

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Eching, Germany, February 14, 2013 – Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA™ Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA™ enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications. Target segments include physical research centers and many other high-bandwidth applications that require increased serviceability packed into a compact form factor and feature high levels of performance, bandwidth and availability. By supporting four different high-speed fabric variants, including GbE, sRIO, PCIe and 10 GbE, the new Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs build the backbone of practically all data-intensive MicroTCA™-based high-performance applications.

Besides deployment in physics applications, other typical scenarios can be found in telecom markets – including 3G, LTE and network test equipment – and non-telecom markets such as military, medical, test and measurement, as well as in image and video processing applications. To cover the individual application requirements, the modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MCHs come in four different versions. The Kontron AM4904-BASE is a pure Gigabit Ethernet switching version; the Kontron AM4904-PCIE has a combined PCIe mezzanine card and the Kontron AM4904-SRIO features sRIO. For high bandwidth demands, the Kontron AM4910 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching. All the versions provide central management and data switching functionality on a full-size, single-width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor.[Continue reading →]

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In recent years there has been a market and technology trend towards the convergence of network infrastructure into a common platform or modular components that support multiple network elements and functions such as application processing, control processing, packet processing, and signal processing.[Continue reading →]

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Technical Highlights of M4i.22xx-ir40m option: Now provides programmable full scale ranges from ±40 mV up to ±0.5 V Sampling rates up to 5 GS/s with 8-bit ADC resolution and high SNR Available in PCIe, PXIe and LXI form factors[Continue reading →]

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Recently, the U.S.-based Internet service provider OneWeb ordered 900 satellites to provide additional global broadband. Knowing that this volume is more than half of the total 1,400 satellites already in orbit, and knowing that the cost for sending one into space is about $100 million, the industry needs to start thinking about new technologies that could help manage the mass of satellites that must be produced every year.[Continue reading →]

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The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.[Continue reading →]

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In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG got its start back in 1994 with the development of the first edge card computing industry standard: PICMG 1.0. Since then edge card computing has evolved to incorporate the latest PCI Express interface methodology and implementation standards in the SHB Express or PICMG 1.3 industry standard.[Continue reading →]

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Leaders of PICMG say that their standards continue to grow in adoption across the globe, with COM Express making huge inroads in Asia and Internet of Things (IoT) markets while CompactPCI Serial grows in acceptance in Europe.[Continue reading →]

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Last year ended with the loss of Joe Pavlat, who successfully led this organization for over 20 years. He worked with members to establish PICMG as a global leader in open standards for embedded computing. We are grateful for his service and will continue to build and improve the organization he helped found.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG is a nonprofit consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high-performance telecommunications, military, industrial, and general-purpose embedded computing applications.[Continue reading →]

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RFEL HALO RPDS Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - 3 March 2017 - RFEL has supplied the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), UK with two HALO™ Rapid Prototype Development Systems (RPDS). These systems will be used by DSTL to evaluate RFEL's and 3rd party video processing algorithms for real-time video trials and to support interactive demonstrations to military users. This approach will dramatically speed up the assessment of complex video processing solutions, where traditional software simulation suffers from prohibitively long simulation times when assessing real-world performance.

Simulation has traditionally been used to mitigate the risk of deploying algorithms using expensive bespoke hardware. However, the flexibility and high performance of the HALO RPDS system using System-on-Chip (SoC) technology means that it is now possible to experiment with algorithms in hardware to accelerate testing, while automatically ensuring that any successful candidate solutions are inherently supported on the HALO platform.[Continue reading →]

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Recently, the U.S.-based Internet service provider OneWeb ordered 900 satellites to provide additional global broadband. Knowing that this volume is more than half of the total 1,400 satellites already in orbit, and knowing that the cost for sending one into space is about $100 million, the industry needs to start thinking about new technologies that could help manage the mass of satellites that must be produced every year.[Continue reading →]

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The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.[Continue reading →]

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In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG got its start back in 1994 with the development of the first edge card computing industry standard: PICMG 1.0. Since then edge card computing has evolved to incorporate the latest PCI Express interface methodology and implementation standards in the SHB Express or PICMG 1.3 industry standard.[Continue reading →]

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uCOM-AL6C Ubiqconn Technology, an innovative manufacturer specializing in Embedded IoT and Industrial 4.0 solutions, today introduced its COM Express Compact Type 6 module - uCOM-AL6C, empowered by the latest 14nm Intel® AtomTM E3900 series processors, formerly Apollo Lake-I. The adoption of the latest Intel® AtomTM CPUs offers enhanced processing power, real-time computing and lower power consumption on a compact 95x95mm2 COM Express module. uCOM-AL6C is designed to fit the demanding requirements in Embedded IoT, smart factory, smart edge gateway and other Industrial 4.0 related applications which design of power and space is critical.

Intel® AtomTM x5-E3930, x5-E3940, or x7-E3950 SoC processor offers frequency up to 2.0GHz and TDP as low as 6.5 Watt or above. The adoption of the new Intel® 14nm AtomTM SoC series also delivers IoT-oriented platform features including DDR3L-1,600 SO-DIMM up to 8GB, conflict-free Embedded Options Available, Intel® Gen9 Graphics 505/500 with 4K support and Intel® Quick Sync Video. These technological enhancements enable uCOM-AL6C to function as a core in Embedded IoT and Industrial 4.0 applications, such as production system gateway, automated factory monitoring, real-time sensor data processing, and factory control box.[Continue reading →]

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Leaders of PICMG say that their standards continue to grow in adoption across the globe, with COM Express making huge inroads in Asia and Internet of Things (IoT) markets while CompactPCI Serial grows in acceptance in Europe.[Continue reading →]

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Last year ended with the loss of Joe Pavlat, who successfully led this organization for over 20 years. He worked with members to establish PICMG as a global leader in open standards for embedded computing. We are grateful for his service and will continue to build and improve the organization he helped found.[Continue reading →]

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The TL8651 supports the video transmission of uncompressed image signals with 3G-SDI (SMPTE ST424M Level A) and HD-SDI (SMPTE292M) and now offers a maximum resolution of 1080p with an image frequency of 60 Hz. The TL8651 video interface board can be mounted directly to the side of the Tamron MP1010M-VC camera module and the interface board form factor is optimally adjusted to the dimensions of the camera.[Continue reading →]

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Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research, defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the award-winning technology of Vision Research's Phantom digital cinema products.[Continue reading →]

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Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research, defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the award-winning technology of Vision Research's Phantom digital cinema products.[Continue reading →]

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The Hydra 1004 rugged 3G-SDI splitter eases video distribution for airborne and ground-based application. It features built-in signal regeneration which allows SDI signals to be retimed and conditioned to remove jitter/interference and to ensure that video quality is not compromised.[Continue reading →]

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Tigard, OR – Sensoray introduces its new Model’s 3364 a USB 3.0 device available in SDI or DVI versions. It captures uncompressed SD/HD video in resolutions up to 1080p60 and uses H.264 video compression for inputs up to 1080p30, both with very low latency. A USB 3.0 device, it is capable of capturing uncompressed video at full frame rates and simultaneously sending uncompressed (preview) and compressed streams to the host.

Both models are UVC devices (USB Video Class), and do not require a device-specific driver or an external power supply. They are controlled using a video API (DirectShow or Video4Linux). [Continue reading →]

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VRD1 VIDEO RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NOW ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A NETWORK FILE SERVER TO SUPPORT NETWORK ACCESS, REDUCE COST AND COMPONENT COUNT EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its industry-leading VRD1 rugged video management system (VMS) has been enhanced with the addition of network attached storage (NAS) capability, significantly expanding its utility in demanding aerospace, defense, and law enforcement ISR applications. Designed to speed and simplify the integration of high definition (HD) video management on airborne and ground platforms, the VRD1 uniquely delivers integrated format conversion, compression, scaling, switching, recording and network distribution of many video types in a single compact rugged unit. Now also able to function as network attached storage (NAS) or as a network file server (NFS), the VRD1 spans both video-centric and network-centric systems. It enables Ethernet-based network clients to remotely access files stored on the VRD1, using standard networking protocols (such as NFS, CIFS, FTP or HTTP). With its ability to now serve boot files to any network client, this innovative VMS significantly reduces size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) by eliminating the need for additional memory storage in each network client. The VRD1 is ideal for use in demanding deployed applications, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that require multiple displays and cameras, such as FLIR and Wescam turret-mounted camera systems, and deployed Ethernet-based systems whose network clients require access to NAS.

“The addition of NAS functionality to our popular VRD1 video management system further extends our leadership and commitment to providing the industry’s most innovative and high performance solutions for demanding video-centric and network-centric applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. ”Customers continue to seek more video functionality, yet seek to reduce SWaP. VRD1 meets these needs with a powerful networked VMS that combines multiple functions in a single unit and eliminates the need for individual storage devices across the platform.”[Continue reading →]

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Alma Technologies announces the addition of three new Ultra High Throughput H.264 encoders to its UHT Image & Video Compression IP product line. This new family of scalable H.264 encoders offers progressively increasing levels of compression and enables 4K resolutions in power- and cost-effective FPGA and ASIC implementations. Comparison between Alma Technologies UHT-H264E-IDR, UHT-H264E-LME, UHT-H264E-FME. Athens, Greece, June 16, 2016. Alma Technologies S.A., a company that designs, markets, sells and supports innovative semiconductor IP since 2001, today announced the addition of three new Ultra High Throughput H.264 encoders to its UHT Image & Video Compression IP product line.

This new family of scalable H.264 encoders offers progressively increasing levels of compression and enables 4K resolutions in power- and cost-effective FPGA and ASIC implementations. Each of the three new H.264 encoders can be configured to support Baseline, Main and High profiles, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma sampling, and up to 12-bit per component color depth. All can be also used for high frame rate SD to Full HD interlaced or progressive video encoding.[Continue reading →]

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Paris, France – June 6, 2016 – EDA start-up Intento Design today entered the market with ID-Xplore, a software tool that accelerates the development and technology migration of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property. ID-Xplore delivers an industry breakthrough, giving designers the ability to automate the sizing, biasing and migration of analog and mixed-signal IP across technology platforms. By eliminating the lengthy simulations inherent in analog design even when migrating IP to new technologies, ID-Xplore frees design teams to focus on innovation while getting complex SoCs to market faster.

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Simulation tests of aerodynamics are conducted to improve the physical designs of a variety of products so as to enhance overall safety, comfort, and performance. The larger the object being tested, the more complicated the test will be. Test and measurement solutions based on PXI Express (PXIe) architecture can help to simplify and speed up system installation.[Continue reading →]

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Modern radar and electronic warfare designs rely heavily on embedded computing systems that leverage high-speed commercial processors and FPGAs to find every target or signal and enable the warfighter to respond in real time. Meanwhile, signal processing system designers are cutting costs by using parallel compute platforms such as OpenCL that work across multiple chip platforms.[Continue reading →]

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Often there are some advantages in using frequency domain techniques, as opposed to using strictly time domain techniques, to analyze signals obtained in data acquisition. The merits and possible issues of using a particular frequency-based transform methodology along with subsequent graphical analyses are discussed. Appropriate choices for analyzing signals in the frequency domain can often improve the overall system during the concept, development, and/or testing phase of many data acquisition systems.Frequency domain analysis plays an important role in the design and testing of many militarized systems, including wireless communications, remote sensing, radar processing, audio processing (such as speech recognition/authentication, watermarking, and compression/VoIP), and more. The development process of an embedded computing military application often requires sampling real-world physical systems through a data acquisition process that results in a digital representation of those signals.

Although the data representing these signals is most often sampled in the time domain, many applications engineers find it easier – and more conceptually clear – to work with the data in the frequency domain. This is because of the many engineering relationships governing information, which are typically described in the frequency domain. A thorough frequency analysis of the data being acquired and processed can facilitate the retrieval of subtle information contained within the signal and provide valuable insight into the real-world environment that will be encountered. Often that subtle information includes signal artifacts with very low Signal-to-Noise Ratios (SNRs), which might be missed in analyzing the data exclusively from the time domain.[Continue reading →]

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Vendors producing off-the-shelf FPGA wares face the issue of offering the greatest flexibility with the fewest design iterations. Accordingly, VITA 57 (FPGA Mezzanine Card or FMC) is bridging FPGA I/O capability and the external world.[Continue reading →]

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This article discusses how using LabVIEW Real-Time, they were able to develop code to control the four outputs and a LabVIEW application for a Windows 2000 system that displays and logs all 100 analog input channels of data at 1000 samples per second a...[Continue reading →]

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The Sumida ESMIT-4180/C Series Isolation Transformer is the latest entry into Sumida’s line of low-profile, surface mounted isolation transformers. It was developed to better respond to the demands of the embedded-circuit based products, including automotive battery monitoring, high-speed modems and other circuits. As an example, the ESMIT-4180/C is included in the reference design for the NXP Freescale MC33771 and MC33664 High Voltage Battery Cell Controller and Transformer Physical Layer. This comprises a high-voltage battery management system.

The Sumida ESMIT-4180/C offers AEC-Q200 certification and a very high, 3,750 volt RMS, one second isolation capability (equivalent to a full minute at 3,000 volts RMS). Other specifications are consistent with the signal and high voltage isolation needs of digital data devices. [Continue reading →]

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The TXMC590 is a standard Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) compatible module offering 16 channels capable of measuring thermocouples, resistive sensors like RTD and thermistors, and strain gauges. Released as an extension to TEWS' growing portfolio of XMC modules, the TXMC590 is designed for industrial control, telecommunication infrastructure, medical equipment, traffic control and COTS applications.[Continue reading →]

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For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range need to be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments and released eight new models.[Continue reading →]

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By treating connectivity as a system, aerospace designers can evaluate various tradeoffs – copper versus fiber, types of shielding, cable construction, and the like – to meet requirements for both signal integrity and the environmental and mechanical needs of the application.[Continue reading →]

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Specialist UK instrumentation manufacturer Mantracourt Electronics has announced the acquisition of a new Ersa reflow soldering machine and plans to further acquire a new Ersa selective soldering machine in January.

Mantracourt’s expansion in manufacturing capability has been driven by a continued growth in worldwide demand for its range of wired and wireless sensor technology. Working with technical partners across the world, Mantracourt has established its brand in many new countries, as well as introducing new products into its range.[Continue reading →]

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Photo Caption: Fast Ultralow Bias Current Amplifier MILPITAS, CA – Linear Technology announces the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire –40°C to 125°C temperature range, the LTC6268/LTC6269 can resolve input currents from several femtoamps to amps. Wideband voltage and current noise is 4.3nV/√Hz and 5.5fA/√Hz, respectively, enabling high dynamic range circuits. Built for speed as well as precision, the LTC6268 features 500MHz gain bandwidth product, sub-pF input capacitance and –100dB harmonic distortion at 1MHz. In addition to photodiode and photomultiplier (PMT) circuits, the LTC6268/9 are well suited for other high impedance sensor applications and for driving analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).

The LTC6268 data sheet features circuit and layout techniques to maximize TIA performance, with example circuits ranging from 20kΩ transimpedance gain at 65MHz bandwidth, to 499kΩ transimpedance gain at 11.2MHz bandwidth.[Continue reading →]

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DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) is enabling system designers to reduce the size of their industrial monitoring and control applications with its newest successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADS7042 is the industry’s smallest and lowest-power 12-bit SAR ADC, and the ADS8354 family includes the industry’s smallest 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. For more information about the ADS7042 and ADS8354 family, visit www.ti.com/saradc-pr.

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STEVENAGE, UK, and CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that the TM500 family now supports aggregation of two 4x4 MIMO carriers, allowing mobile network operators to validate the performance of networks with data rates of up to 600Mb/s.

4x4 MIMO gives mobile users faster and more reliable data connections by making use of spatial multiplexing, where multiple data streams are transmitted simultaneously via separate antennas to improve throughput. Combining two of these 4x4 MIMO channels using carrier aggregation doubles the available bandwidth, hence giving a further x2 improvement in data rate.[Continue reading →]

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