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Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, is targeting further expansion into Korea with the appointment of S-Connect, in Seoul, as its local manufacturing partner (www.s-connect.co.kr).

S-Connect is a leading manufacturer of precision assemblies and electronics for the mobile phone, tablet PC and medical devices markets. Following intense training in the UK and in Korea, S-Connect is now fully qualified to build, test, support and maintain Blighter e-scan radars. The partnership has also led to the establishment by S-Connect of a new, dedicated radar manufacturing and support facility at Jeongok, southwest of Seoul. [Continue reading →]

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Laser testing at IAP offices Unloading of the mobile LIDAR onto the fast ice in front of the Australian Antarctic station Davis (69° S) from the ice breaker \"Aurora Australis\" Grosshansdorf, Germany - 12. December 2018. Atmospheric research uses pulsed laser beams to measure temperature and wind speed along the beams by measuring the Doppler shifted and backscattered light at 100 km height in the atmosphere. The returning light signals are very weak and can be blocked by sunlight, but The Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics (IAP) has solved this problem: they developed the world's only portable instrument that can be used during the daytime and it has already provided new insights into Antarctic atmospheric conditions. This new generation of compact and reliable systems uses a novel, diode-pumped laser and, at its heart, are a Spectrum Instrumentation Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) and two Digitizers that provide the extremely high speed, sensitivity and real-time capability required.

The measuring technique is called Doppler resonance LIDAR as the light is backscattered by tuning the laser precisely to a resonance transition of a metal atom. The backscattered signals are extremely weak (single photons per laser pulse) and are almost completely drowned out by solar radiation during the day. The difference between night and day measurements is that there is 100,000,000 times more background noise during the day from the sun.[Continue reading →]

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The LightVISION VM is a screw-in, robust, industrial and RoHS optical module with MPO interface. The LightVISION VM acts like a QSFP+ but offers reduced dimensions and power consumption, and industrial temperature range. Reflex Photonics is proud to launch the LightVISION™ MPO compatible rugged optical transceiver for data gathering vehicle fleets for AI training of future self-driving car applications.

The global automotive industry advances rapidly toward fully autonomous (Level 5) vehicles. Today, many competing data gathering fleets of vehicles are logging millions of km on the roads of the world in order to amass the data required to feed and train the AI that will enable full vehicle autonomy. The detection accuracy and the size of the dataset demanded by those safety-critical training systems is very high, as is the bandwidth, performance, and reliability of the high-speed links providing the data collecting backbone of these vehicles.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠Nov. 28, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced that it received a $2.1 million order from a leading global distributor of electronic components for SWaP-optimized memory devices featuring BuiltSECURE™ technology for a European defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 first quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

BuiltSECURE memory devices leverage the Company’s deep domain expertise in three-dimensional packaging technology. By transforming a two-dimensional array of memory devices into a single, vertically-integrated memory module, BuiltSECURE memory devices offer the ruggedization levels required to withstand the harshest military operating environments. All of the Company’s digital microelectronics are designed and manufactured in the Company’s Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Phoenix, Ariz. [Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠Nov. 27, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that Barry R. Nearhos, a retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), was elected to the Board of Directors and appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. With this election, the Board will consist of nine members, eight of which are independent directors.

“We are very pleased to announce that Barry has joined the Board of Directors, where his expertise will be a key asset,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Barry has a rich history of providing global corporations with audit and assurance services along with strategic business advice on M&A, corporate governance, and finance matters and we look forward to benefitting from his extensive expertise as we continue to execute against our business objectives and take action to create value for our shareholders.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury received a follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for custom-engineered, high-performance subsystems with integrated RF and digital microelectronics for a naval EW application.[Continue reading →]

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Cambridge Pixel's RadarWatch display application and tracking software improves safety at UK firing ranges by providing an integrated radar video and AIS track display, as well as advanced alarm capability for targets entering user-defined danger zones.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Nov. 15, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) confirmed that it has been awarded a multi-year contract from a leading aircraft manufacturer for c The mission computers will execute command and control (C2) functions for various airborne missions and platforms, and will be certified to DAL-A, the highest level of flight safety. Safety certification will include multicore and multiprocessor mission computer configurations.

“The design win solidifies a partnership of strategic importance that enables Mercury and our customer to work closely together in a low-risk environment,” said Ike Song, Mercury’s Vice President and General Manager for Mercury Mission Systems. “Our customer differentiated their C2’s solution capabilities by leveraging Mercury’s mission computing and safety certification expertise and our powerful ROCK-2 safety-certifiable compute solutions.”[Continue reading →]

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Huntsville, AL – Baron, a leading provider of critical weather solutions, announces their exclusive intelligent processing of radar data. The company is now delivering new severe weather enhancements to its full suite of active weather monitoring, alerting and Weather API cloud distribution service. The new Baron Intelligent Radar Processing enables the generation of weather products that are timelier, more accurate and pinpoint the most critical part of every storm.

Any business or entity focused on increasing business efficiency and using weather data to improve revenue and provide life-saving services, recovery and response will benefit from Baron Intelligent Radar Processing, as it helps provide critical information allowing businesses to intelligently leverage weather in their decisions.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems LDS3517 ANDOVER, Mass. ∠Sept. 13, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the EnsembleSeries™ LDS3517 processing blade for advanced on-platform processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Each blade combines an Intel Xeon® D server-class processor, a Xilinx® UltraScale® FPGA and a mezzanine site in a 3U OpenVPX™ form-factor. Wafer-stacking and system-in-package (SiP) miniaturization technologies enable the latest general and FPGA processing capabilities, their extensive supporting memory and a versatile mezzanine expansion site to fit into this compact form-factor. The LDS3517 blade is ideally suited to on-platform cognitive electronic warfare (EW), next-generation radar, machine learning and AI applications that require small, powerful and scalable processing engines. Optionally configured with embedded BuiltSECURE™ systems security engineering and packaged with modified-off-the-shelf-plus (MOTS+) technology, the LDS3517 compute blade can support military missions anywhere.

“Our customers are asking us for small, powerful processing blades they can run their most compute-intense applications on and these resources need to be rugged and secure for deployment at the tactical edge,” said Joe Plunkett, Mercury’s Senior Director and General Manager for Sensor Processing Solutions. “The EnsembleSeries LDS3517 meets these needs, making all manner of new missions possible from advanced on-platform electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and EW cognitive processing to platform autonomy and AI.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - July 11, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the beginning of customer engagements for the newest product offering in its ASURRE-Stor® portfolio of self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSD). This newest drive features up to 512 GB of user-accessible storage capacity in a rugged 2.5-inch, low-profile form factor (7mm) optimized for laptops and workstations storing highly sensitive data. This device was designed to the rigorous specifications dictated by the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 standards and the Common Criteria Full Disk Encryption FDE-EE and FDE-AA collaborative Protection Profiles (cPP). The Company expects to receive all necessary certifications by November 2018 for the new device to be included in the CSfC component index.

Developed by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the Central Security Service (CSS), the CSfC program protects highly sensitive data by simultaneously implementing two compliant commercial security components in layers. Additional details on the CSfC program are available on the NSA website, located at www.nsa.gov/resources/everyone/csfc. [Continue reading →]

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According to latest Study "Military Embedded Systems Market by Application (ISR, Communication, Computer, Cyber, Combat, Command & Control), Component (Processor, GPU, DPS, IP-Chip, Others), Platform (Land, Air, Naval), Architecture, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021",

The military embedded systems market is expected to grow from USD 71.29 Billion in 2016 to USD 134.88 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.60% from 2016 to 2021.[Continue reading →]

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CMOS Image sensor wafer San Jose, Calif., USA - 8 March, 2018. Testing CMOS image sensors on a wafer-size scale is not easy because of the challenges of creating uniform illumination over a large area. Presto Engineering has developed a custom, computer-controlled solution that illuminates sections of the wafer in turn. Integrating the results enables the whole wafer to be tested automatically for an array of large sensors or even sensors that are right up to the size of an entire 12-inch wafer.

"An entire wafer can be tested in a laboratory using a similar method," explained Martin Kingdon, Presto Engineering's VP of Sales. "However laboratories are not geared up for fast commercial testing so we designed our own solution to test any size wafer. Importantly, we can do this in small to medium sized test runs here in Europe at our Class 10K cleanroom facility in Meyreuil, France, near Aix-en-Provence. We believe that we are probably the only such commercial test service to be available in Europe."[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems' follow-on order is from a leading defense prime contractor for state-of-the-art radio frequency subsystems that are integrated into an advanced airborne electronic warfare system.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 27, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.2 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for wideband millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a high-resolution imaging system used for a homeland security application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Mercury Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, modules and subsystems spanning a frequency range of 1 MHz to 140 GHz. With deep domain expertise in millimeter wave technology for commercial and defense applications, the Company designs and manufactures all of its RF microelectronics in its three scalable Advanced Microelectronics Centers located throughout the United States. [Continue reading →]

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Work with Draken International for the USAF has seen Leonardo providing on-site support of Grifo radars on L-159E ALCA fighter jets during adversary training.

•The latest version of the Grifo radar, featuring optimised performance, is also being integrated onto the Leonardo M-346 Fighter Attack aircraft, which is under development[Continue reading →]

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Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, is now integrating Samtec’s FireFly™ Optical System in multiple high-performance COTS boards, for maximum signal density and speed over longer distances.

“The FireFly enables our FPGA boards to rapidly process huge volumes of data from an optical network,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer. “With converters increasingly positioned close to the sensor, optical I/O is becoming more prevalent in multi-function EW, phased array radar, cybersecurity network processing, and high performance financial computing.” [Continue reading →]

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*40Gb Ethernet, Serial FPDP and LVDS digital input options *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 4 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 30.6 TB using NTFS files *Small form factor 17 pound chassis[Continue reading →]

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Software Testing harnessing the power of Asperger\\\'s Syndrome & HFA (EMAILWIRE.COM) HIGHLAND PARK, IL -- The public is invited to join Aspiritech (www.aspiritech.org) for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in Chicago on April 29, 2018, at their newest office at 550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This expansion was made possible through a generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (ret.), Weinberg Foundation Trustee, will officially cut the ribbon to kick off the celebration. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony and presentations, there will be opportunities to meet the staff and tour the facility. Refreshments will be served. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to robink@aspiritech.org.[Continue reading →]

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*Four 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds *Four wideband FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs) *32 narrowband FPGA-based DDCs *XMC (VITA 42) with PCIe Gen 3 interface *Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA *Navigator Design Suite for streamlined IP development[Continue reading →]

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The DAPtools for Python software from Microstar Laboratories enables intensive data acquisition from Python applications on desktop GNU/Linux systems. Operations with strict time constraints are delegated to the embedded DAPL environment, running on a Data Acquisition Processor board, while less time sensitive data management and display features run in parallel under the Linux kernel. DAPtools for Python is included in the DAPtools Basic package, provided with each DAP product at no added cost. This combines the best of both worlds: the regularity and precision of DAP systems, the flexibility and versatility of the Python environment.[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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ANDOVER, Mass. - June 26, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $5.9 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor for the development of small form factor electronic warfare modules for a defense application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 fourth quarter.

The Company offers a broad portfolio of electronic warfare solutions for ground, naval, and airborne platforms. Mercury’s highly skilled engineering team has developed advanced design and simulation tools enabling rapid prototyping of new designs with a seamless transition to volume production. The Company’s highly automated manufacturing facilities consistently deliver high-quality microelectronics innovations optimized for size, weight and power without sacrificing performance or affordability.[Continue reading →]

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BOSTON, Mass. - June 26, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received the 2018 Premier Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon. This prestigious award recognizes the Company for demonstrating premier achievement in the area of partnership and for its operational excellence delivering advanced microelectronic solutions in support of Raytheon’s business needs. The award was presented by Raytheon executives to Mercury in a ceremony at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf yesterday.

Premier awards are awarded to suppliers who demonstrate premier achievement for Raytheon in the area of affordability, technical, business management or partnership. Only the highest achieving suppliers are awarded this honor.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - June 20, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $3.2 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for custom-engineered digital microelectronics for a precision guided munitions application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Mercury offers a best-in-class microelectronics product portfolio for weapons applications spanning both the analog and digital domains. This extensive product portfolio includes selective availability anti-spoofing modules (SAASM), GPS filter amplifiers, miniature radio frequency (RF) transceivers, high density secure memory, secure solid-state storage devices (SSD) and BuiltSECURE™ system-in-package (SiP) devices with embedded security. All of these products have been precision-engineered to achieve the stringent size, weight, power and performance specifications required for the most advanced missile and munition programs. [Continue reading →]

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The LightVISION has been especially designed for data intensive imaging and machine vision applications. Reflex Photonics will proudly launch its new LightVISION industrial embedded optical transceiver solution at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West 2018 exhibition.

The innovative LightVISION is a compact, screw-in, robust, industrial, and RoHS embedded parallel optical module that offers superior performance to current optical interconnect technologies such as QSFP+ and QSFP28.[Continue reading →]

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Reflex Photonics launches new SNAP12 120G optical transceiver modules targeting advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and machine vision markets. The operation temperature now ranges from −40 ºC to 95 ºC.[Continue reading →]

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Andover, Mass - July 20, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $6.3M order from a leading defense prime contractor for radar processing products. The order includes solutions for multiple surveillance programs and platforms ranging from high-altitude reconnaissance to maritime surveillance in both manned and unmanned aircraft. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and will be shipped over the next several quarters.

The radar processing solutions provided are standard 6U form factor products based on open systems architectures (OSA) that enable affordable reuse of technology across multiple platforms. The technologies provided include high-performance CPU and FPGA processing, digital receiver exciters (DREX), I/O modules, and switch fabric interconnect.[Continue reading →]

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BlueBrain(r) Sensor-Based System is a development platform, breakout board and interface board for high-performance IoT applications that allows designers to easily create a wireless monitoring and data collection system via Bluetooth(r).[Continue reading →]

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Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Leti CEO, and Hubert Lakner, Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics Chairman. Photo credit: Pierre Jayet Leti 50th anniversary logo GRENOBLE, France – June 28, 2017 – Two leading European research institutes today announced their new collaboration to develop innovative, next-generation microelectronics technologies to spur innovation in their countries and strengthen European strategic and economic sovereignty.

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech in Grenoble, France, and the Berlin-based Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Europe’s largest R&D provider of smart systems, will initially focus on extending CMOS and More-than-Moore technologies to enable next-generation components for applications in the Internet of Things, augmented reality, automotive, health, aeronautics and other sectors, as well as systems to support French and German industries. [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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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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HALO products provide next generation, low power, real-time, video processing at the source for image-based surveillance in defence and security and industrial applications. Furthermore, HALO-based products are not restricted by American ITAR export regulations as they are designed and manufactured in the UK. This means that they can be used anywhere in the world.[Continue reading →]

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands, September 5th – NXP Software, a world leader in mobile multimedia software, today announced that ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software on their Qualcomm-based phones. This agreement leverages the participation of ZTE and NXP Software in Qualcomm’s Hexagon Access Program.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience is building on NXP Software’s acoustical expertise. It enhances the end-user experience with excellent noise suppression and echo cancellation, delivers HD Voice quality of speech, and ensures intelligibility in noisy environments.[Continue reading →]

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Cicoil's Flexx-Sil(tm) Flat Cables provide reliability and cold temperature (-65°C) flexibility in Cryogenic equipment applications. In addition, these Class 1 Clean Room Rated cables are 100% contaminant free, exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E-595 and are well suited for use in vacuum environments.[Continue reading →]

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CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com), a leader in the design, development and supply of low-power analogue, digital and mixed-signal telecommunication semiconductors, has expanded its DuraTALK digital voice processor range with the release of a new professional radio low bit-rate 2.4Kbps vocoder.[Continue reading →]

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Cicoil's exclusive shock absorbing silicone encapsulation needs no external conduit for protection, retains flexibility and will not deform, wear or crack due to long term exposure to intense cold environments. In addition, the ultra-durable silicone is "self-healing" from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field.[Continue reading →]

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TTS-9800-2 MULTIMODE TRANSMITTER SUPPORTS L-BAND, S-BAND, AND C-BAND, EXCEEDS NEW IRIG 106-17 STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit, a proven, trusted leading supplier of flight test instrumentation (FTI) system solutions, is now shipping its new TTS-9800-2 programmable Tri-Band Multimode Transmitter. The TTS-9800-2 delivers the highest RF power efficiency available in the industry today. User programmable multimode transmitters speed and simplify RF band selection in the field for flight test applications. Their use reduces time and cost, lowers program risk, and cuts inventory complexity, all benefits for costly flight test programs where any potential downtime needs to be avoided.

“We are pleased to announce that our TTS-9800-2 Tri-Band Multimode Transmitter is now shipping, providing flight test ranges with performance that surpasses the latest IRIG 106-17 standards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This fully compatible transmitter lowers cost, time and risk for our customer’s flight test programs with support for L/S/C bands in a single, field programmable device.”[Continue reading →]

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AXN/ADC/408 MODULE IS FIRST TO SUPPORT ISO 12384 DATA RATES INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit has introduced its latest Axon™ data acquisition unit (DAU) module, the AXN/ADC/408 3-phase power monitor module. As aircraft design shifts from constant to variable frequency electrical power requirements, Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) engineers increasingly need a power monitoring solution able to collect data from generators that output power at up to 1 kHz. What’s more, variable frequency data acquisition needs to be able to capture unexpected fluctuations in power frequency (voltage and current transients for RMS max./min. voltage, current, frequency). With data transfer rates up to 800 mbps over its backplane, the Axon DAU uniquely enables previously unattainable performance.

The rugged AXN/ADC/408 is the first FTI module designed to monitor transients while supporting high enough data capture rates to support the ISO 12384 standard. The module detects the presence of power transients based on pre-set voltage, current, and frequency threshold parameters. After a transient is detected, the module can output the raw data at speeds high enough to enable the plotting of any detected transients. To support this intensive throughput requirement, the AXN/ADC/408 module transmits Ethernet packet streams over each of its 6 input channels, with raw data sampled at 450ksps. Input signals are captured at data bandwidths rated up to 120 KHz. The raw captured data can be packetized into any standard format, including iNET-X, IENA, TmNS, Ch10, and DARv3. The module also enables data bandwidth to be down-filtered, using a built-in digital filter, prior to processing by the math engine.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Demonstrates Fully Integrated Next Generation Flight Test System Solutions Featuring Axon(tm) DAU INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit will present a live demonstration of a fully integrated next generation system-level flight test instrumentation (FTI) solution using current data acquisition technology in their booth (#101) at the 2018 ITC Conference. The “Networked from Ground to Air” demo features Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading airborne data acquisition system (DAS), one of the most extensive, flexible, and widely installed FTI product families in the world. Supporting emerging new standards with a Chapter 7 and iNET components, the high-speed Ethernet-based architecture enables line-of-sight communications to enable flight test engineers to reconfigure test articles during mission. For example, the data recorder, camera sources, parameters and image downlink bit-rates can be modified remotely. The demo showcases Curtiss-Wright’s latest hardware, including high speed DAUs, switches and recorders, and rugged IP cameras and multi-mode transceivers.

The demonstration also highlights Curtiss-Wright’s ability to serve as a one-stop FTI system solution provider, with its ability to provide customers with the full range of interoperable DAS system products. The demo shows how Curtiss-Wright’s Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) approach to FTI system integration is ideal for meeting the design challenges unique to flight test programs, easing the adoption of modern Ethernet networks, remote nodes and wireless topologies that make system installation simpler and quicker. For flight test engineers, one of the most daunting challenges is defining an FTI system that can be developed and installed quickly, can collect data reliably on every single test flight, and also provides the level of modularity and flexibility needed to easily adapt to evolving requirements, both during and after the development cycle. This COTS FTI approach speeds the integration of test applications while lowering program costs and schedule risks.[Continue reading →]

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SUPPORT FOR GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE'S INTEGRITY(r)-178 TUMP(tm) RTOS AND COREAVI'S GRAPHICS DRIVERS ON CURTISS-WRIGHT RUGGED MODULES SPEEDS THE INTEGRATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE AVIONICS SYSTEMS[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems LDS3517 ANDOVER, Mass. ∠Sept. 13, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the EnsembleSeries™ LDS3517 processing blade for advanced on-platform processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Each blade combines an Intel Xeon® D server-class processor, a Xilinx® UltraScale® FPGA and a mezzanine site in a 3U OpenVPX™ form-factor. Wafer-stacking and system-in-package (SiP) miniaturization technologies enable the latest general and FPGA processing capabilities, their extensive supporting memory and a versatile mezzanine expansion site to fit into this compact form-factor. The LDS3517 blade is ideally suited to on-platform cognitive electronic warfare (EW), next-generation radar, machine learning and AI applications that require small, powerful and scalable processing engines. Optionally configured with embedded BuiltSECURE™ systems security engineering and packaged with modified-off-the-shelf-plus (MOTS+) technology, the LDS3517 compute blade can support military missions anywhere.

“Our customers are asking us for small, powerful processing blades they can run their most compute-intense applications on and these resources need to be rugged and secure for deployment at the tactical edge,” said Joe Plunkett, Mercury’s Senior Director and General Manager for Sensor Processing Solutions. “The EnsembleSeries LDS3517 meets these needs, making all manner of new missions possible from advanced on-platform electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and EW cognitive processing to platform autonomy and AI.”[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Sept. 11, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $6.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for BuiltSECURE™ high-density secure memory devices to be integrated into the command, control and intelligence system of an advanced airborne platform. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 first quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company’s BuiltSECURE technology transforms a two-dimensional array of discrete memory devices into a single, vertically-integrated memory module offering enhanced ruggedization for extreme operating environments. With space savings up to 85% enabled by this innovation, system architects can integrate larger memory capacities to support processing-intensive applications while simultaneously reducing the overall footprint of the system. BuiltSECURE memory devices are designed and manufactured in the Company’s Phoenix, Ariz. Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC).[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠Sept. 6, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $3.6 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance radio frequency (RF) microelectronics integrated into a naval radar system. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Mercury Systems is a recognized leader in the commercialization of affordable RF and microwave microelectronics for electronic warfare, radar and weapons applications. All of the Company’s RF and microwave components, modules and pre-integrated subsystems are designed and manufactured in scalable Advanced Microelectronics Centers. These highly automated design and manufacturing centers of excellence consistently deliver high-quality microelectronics innovations optimized for size, weight and power without sacrificing performance or affordability.[Continue reading →]

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Presto Engineering will be at European Microwave Week, in Madrid, Spain (23-28 September 2018) where it will be announcing that can now providing high volume testing of semiconductor devices up to 100 GHz and beyond.[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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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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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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PC/104 Sized Microcontroller with PIC32 Micro/sys recently released a low-power single board microcontroller with fully integrated web hosting, networking, and analog I/O on a PC/104 form factor (3.775” x 3.55”). Featuring Microchip’s 80MHz PIC32® microcontroller, the USB3032 is an ideal COTS solution for applications requiring low power in -40˚C to +85˚C operation. USB3032 includes access to Microchip’s easy-to-use and widely supported IDE tool suite and protocol stacks, which, combined with Micro/sys’ 10-year product availability and attractive OEM pricing, allows designers to shorten time-to-market and maximize development productivity while keeping overall system production and maintenance costs low.

With this simple microcontroller, designers can communicate via different communication protocols while their production, security monitoring, data logging, or test and measurement control application continues running. Some mix-and-match protocol conversions available are Ethernet to CAN, CAN to USB, and USB to RS232. For example, a user might want the USB3032 to communicate via 10/100 Mbps Ethernet to an internal IT intranet to transmit instructions for controlling the on-board D/A, A/D or I/O in the field, then forward the results via CAN down-stream to other processes for control. USB3032 performs well in such environments by storing up to 1024 messages in 32 buffers while offering user-selectable filter-to-buffer mapping with 32 filters and 4 filter masks. For maximum data processing over Ethernet and CAN, USB3032 offers a built-in DMA interface.[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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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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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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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 24, 2012 -- Video service providers are increasingly turning to Digital Adware for their new modular ad insertion platform, AdSync. Launched last year, AdSync presents small and mid-sized video providers with an affordable digital ad insertion solution, allowing them to maximize profitability from local ad sales.

"The ability to insert ads into digital cable and IPTV platforms has always been available, but the cost of the equipment and licensing fees required has put it out of reach for many smaller carriers," said Brian Stuart, President of Digital Adware. "AdSync is not only priced considerably lower than products of its kind, but it also facilitates splicing and multiplexing functions, eliminating an array of licensing fees, offering a true one box solution."[Continue reading →]

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Washington, D.C.. STM Group, Inc. has announced today, at the Satellite 2012 tradeshow in Washington D.C., that it is now shipping its SatLink® family of VSATs and Hubs with support for the new DVB-RCS2 standard for general availability. STM is the first company in the industry to support the "RCS2" standard. In June of 2011, STM also lead the way with the first public demonstration of the major high-performance features in the new RCS2 standard, just a few months after approval by the DVB organization.

DVB-RCS2 provides for higher order modulation and coding along with many other elements contributing to much higher throughput, better bandwidth efficiency, and improved link availability relative to legacy VSAT systems. Modulation and coding from QPSK 1/3 up to 16QAM 5/6 is provided for TDMA burst mode carriers with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) controlled per burst for each VSAT. The other elements include a 16-state Turbo Code FEC and highly efficient Return Link Encapsulation (RLE) for IP packets imposing about 2% overhead.[Continue reading →]

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DVB-RCS2 provides for higher order modulation and coding along with many other elements contributing to much higher throughput, better bandwidth efficiency, and improved link availability relative to legacy VSAT systems.[Continue reading →]

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Being the first microwave radio systems provider to introduce 2048QAM, NEC can deliver up to 40% per-channel capacity increase to its customers, relative to the systems commonly in operation today which employ up to 256QAM.[Continue reading →]

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*Low-cost, single-slot 3U VPX development chassis *Supports Pentek's Quartz RFSoC FPGA products *Dual MPO optical interfaces support 100 GigE high-speed data streaming *Ideal for defense, radar, wireless, SIGINT and DRFM applications[Continue reading →]

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• Pentek Quartz Architecture with Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA • Speeds integration for custom form factors • Eight wideband A/D and D/A converters • Supported by Pentek's Navigator IP core library • Commercial, air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions[Continue reading →]

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VITA, June 20, 2018 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of ANSI/VITA 17.3-2018 “Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) Gen 3.0” standard. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

ANSI/VITA 17.3-2018 describes an open standard for the third generation “Serial FPDP”, a high-speed low-latency serial communications protocol for use in high-speed data transfer applications. As the name implies, it is directly related to the ANSI/VITA 17.0 Front Panel Data Port standard, deriving its serial protocol from the defined protocol and control signals of FPDP. The ANSI/VITA 17.3 standard moves away from the concept of defined link rates and instead allows any link rate to be used. The standard also supports multi-lane channel bonding and advanced 64B/67B encoding to greatly increase the bandwidth capabilities of the link.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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*40Gb Ethernet, Serial FPDP and LVDS digital input options *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 4 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 30.6 TB using NTFS files *Small form factor 17 pound chassis[Continue reading →]

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DEMOS FEATURE FACE-CONFORMANT FLITESCENE® DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE AND PRE-VALIDATED DO-254 SAFETY-CERTIFIABLE BOARD SETS FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, Nashville, Tenn. (Booth #1407) – April 25, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Corporation and Green Hills Software, will present two demonstrations of COTS-based, Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)-conformant Airborne Digital Mapping Solutions at the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. The demos will include both Intel® and Power Architecture® based rugged embedded solutions. These Digital Moving Map solutions simplify and speed the integration of situational awareness and high-performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

Both demonstrations, hosted at Curtiss-Wright’s booth (#1407), will feature Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software and Green Hills Software’s industry-leading INTEGRITY®-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP™) real-time multicore operating system. One of the demos will run on Curtiss-Wright’s Power Architecture VPX3-152, a DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable single board computer (SBC).[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠April 19, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $16.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated radio frequency (RF) and digital subsystems for an advanced naval electronic support application. The order was booked late in the Company’s fiscal 2018 third quarter. Eight million of the order has already been shipped in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, and the balance is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company offers a broad portfolio of microelectronics solutions for a wide variety of defense electronics applications addressing the analog, digital and mixed-signal domains. By adopting open architecture standards, including OpenVPX™ and OpenRFM™, Mercury provides an affordable, low-risk path for future capability enhancements addressing the threat environment of tomorrow. [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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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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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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VITA, June 20, 2018 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of ANSI/VITA 17.3-2018 “Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) Gen 3.0” standard. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

ANSI/VITA 17.3-2018 describes an open standard for the third generation “Serial FPDP”, a high-speed low-latency serial communications protocol for use in high-speed data transfer applications. As the name implies, it is directly related to the ANSI/VITA 17.0 Front Panel Data Port standard, deriving its serial protocol from the defined protocol and control signals of FPDP. The ANSI/VITA 17.3 standard moves away from the concept of defined link rates and instead allows any link rate to be used. The standard also supports multi-lane channel bonding and advanced 64B/67B encoding to greatly increase the bandwidth capabilities of the link.[Continue reading →]

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Rencie released their rugged 2TB 4TB 3U Open VPX SATA storage card in 2017, it’s a high reliability storage solutions designed for real-time signal acquisition, processing, storage and playback for complex embedded systems such as satellite navigation and communications, radar, aircraft, ships, weapons, vehicles etc..

Renice's 3U Open VPX storage card adopts self-developed SATA6Gb RS3502-IT controller, with dual SATA channels (single channel speed up to 500MB/420MB), super stable writing performance, built-in MIL-STD polymer tantalum capacity to provide abnormal power-down protection and one key physical and logical self-destroy function, AES128/256bit encryption, and wide working temperature from -40°C to +85°C. Supporting Linux, Windows various versions, and virtualization systems. Its ECC capacity can up to 80bit@512Byte. In a word, it's an ideal max storage solution for Military and Defence applications.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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VP69701 VP69702 January 30th, 2018, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® released a VPX double-GPU image & video processing board, VP69701, and a VPX image & video processing and 10GbE data transmitting board, VP69702.

VP69701 is based on AMD Radeon™ E8860 and designed for applications of embedded image & video processing and GPGPU. On VP69701, there are 4 independent display outputs routed to front and 2 GPU. Each GPU of VP69701 is equipped with 2GB GDDR5 video memory, 768/48 GFLOPS single/double precision pfeak processing ability and 640 shader processing units.[Continue reading →]

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A new research report added to the comprehensive repository of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) offers market forecast and analysis on the global supervisory control and data acquisition market (SCADA). The report titled “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024” gives users transparent and unbiased insights on the key factors that are shaping the adoption of SCADA globally.

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Spectrum\'s SCAPP Currently digitizers have a bottleneck caused by having to use either the host PC's central processor with 8 or 16 cores or a FPGA that is complex to program. Spectrum Instrumentation has solved this problem with its new SCAPP software option - the Spectrum CUDA Access for Parallel Processing - that opens an easy-to-use yet extremely powerful way to digitize, process and analyze electronic signals. SCAPP allows a CUDA-based Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) to be used directly between any Spectrum digitizer and the PC. The big advantage is that data is passed directly from the digitizer to the GPU where high-speed parallel processing is possible using the GPU board's multiple (up to 5000) processing cores. That provides a significant performance enhancement when compared to sending data directly to a PC that may have only 8 or 16 cores. It becomes even more important when signals are being digitized at high-speeds such as 50 MS/s, 500 MS/s or even 5 GS/s.

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*Record up to eight channels of Ethernet streams *Ethernet rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gigabits/second *Available in a field deployable, portable chassis *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 10 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 122 TB *SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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The Stuttgart University has chosen a Spectrum Arbitrary Waveform Generator for their experiments in which single atoms in a diamond are replaced by nitrogen atoms. This method is a base for applications like a magnetic field detector at the atomic level or a qubit in a quantum computer.[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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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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Grosshansdorf, Germany - Spectrum is pleased to announce that it is boosting its sales and support services in the US with the opening of Spectrum Instrumentation Corporation. Spectrum, headquartered in Grosshansdorf, Germany, is a pioneer in design and manufacturing of PC based test and measurement instrumentation that is used for electronic signal capture, generation and analysis. The company specializes in high-speed digitizer and generator technology and has available over 400 modular products in the popular industry standards; PCIe, LXI and PXI.

Managing Director of Spectrum, Gisela Hassler, says: "The importance of the US market continues to grow for us, particularly with the recent release of a number of high-end digitizer products. Our US customers are generally early technology adopters and they are looking for products that give them a technical edge. Modular hardware and software products need to be backed up with good application support. One thing that really helps to facilitate this is direct access to our engineering expertise and knowledge. As such, the timing is right for us to increase our local presence."[Continue reading →]

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Fully Integrated/Qualified Mission Computer delivers enhanced performance with up to four (4) Core(tm)i7 SBCs connected by Layer 2 Ethernet Switch and PCIe, and an optional Graphics Engine[Continue reading →]

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PXIe-based RF and microwave sources that provide high-quality CW signals at frequencies up to 12 GHz are well suited for general purpose LO, CW, and GHz clock applications where low cost, high performance and small footprint are important.[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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Delta Digital Video selected by L3 Technologies to deliver multiple Model 6880R Multi-Channel HD / SD Video Encoders in support of the mission and communication-navigation systems upgrade for the Royal New Zealand Air Force's fleet of P-3 Orion patrol aircraft.[Continue reading →]

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Dataforth's updated 2017 Full-Line Product Catalog is now online. The 326-page document provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products.[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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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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EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc., a provider of ruggedized graphics and video products, has released the Condor GR4 3U VPX 3G-SDI capture board, an ultra-high performance rugged graphics/capture board with four 3G-SDI inputs and outputs.[Continue reading →]

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EIZO Rugged Solutions' Adapt Series was designed to convert DisplayPort outputs to DVI, VGA, and potentially support other connector types such as MIL-DTL-38999. Support for 3G-SDI and STANAG 3350 and other formats are to follow.[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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