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Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

 



 

 

Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

December 2014
Here are the results of an output capacitor benchmark study used in a step-down DC/DC converter design, based on a well-used control IC (Maxim’s MAX 1537 [1]) with a 6-24V input voltage range and two separate voltage outputs of 3.3 and 5V. “Some 99 percent of so-called ‘design’ problems associated
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12/30/2014
There is no Moore’s Law for passive components like capacitors, but relentless development is delivering the kinds of devices engineers need to deliver cutting-edge new products for modern living. Capacitors have for many years enabled electronic designers to manage energy within circuits and fulfill basic
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12/30/2014
The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. Among those well-known brands are consumer safety and critical electrical products, which can have threatening implications for workers and facilities. The cost
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12/30/2014

Satellites may soon carry Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology into Earth orbit. Raytheon has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology for use in space-bound equipment. Raytheon GaN MMICs, fabricated at its Andover, Massachusetts foundry, demonstrated
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12/29/2014
Linear's micropower 80V-input LDO in SOT-23 package now in Military -55° to +125°C MP Grade

Linear LT3014B high-voltage micropower LDO

Linear Technology announced their latest military MP grade version of the LT3014B, a high-voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator capable of delivering 20mA output current. The LT3014B operates with a continuous input voltage range of 3V to 80V and generates output voltages from 1.22V to 60V with a low dropout
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12/15/2014
A panel on saving energy with advanced materials

Alix Paultre

In this PSDcast a group of industry professionals from IBC Advanced Alloys and Angora Financial on the nature of energy savings through materials science, especially in the area of mil/aero applications. IBC Advanced Alloys develops and manufactures beryllium copper, chrome zirconium copper, chromium copper
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12/10/2014
Cree claims highest-power 50V GaN HEMT at 320W

Cree's family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die

Cree, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has extended its family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die with the release of three new components: a 20W, 6GHz die; a 75W, 6GHz die; and a 320W, 4GHz die. Currently comprised
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12/10/2014
Analog Devices unveils direct conversion receiver development platform for radar

The AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ evaluation board

Analog Devices announced an integrated direct conversion receiver development platform for radar systems where reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) implementation is critical. The new AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ platform is a 400-MHz to 4.4-GHz receiver (1350 MHz to 1650 MHz with installed filters) supporting the key L-
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12/10/2014
High-voltage transformers target mission-critical apps

IPI’s High Voltage Transformer Series

Designed for aerospace and military equipment, satellites and telecom, the new High Voltage Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., meets sophisticated power and reliability requirements in rugged operating environments. IPI’s High Voltage Transformer Series features an operating range of 400V to 50kVA.
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12/03/2014
Analog Devices introduced the AD9528 JESD204B clock and SYSREF generator defined to support the clock requirements for long-term evolution (LTE) and multicarrier GSM base station designs, defense electronics systems, RF test instrumentation, and other emerging wideband RF GSPS data acquisition signal chains.
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12/02/2014
STMicro celebrates Success of Rosetta comet-chasing satellite

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 22 August 2014 at a distance of about 64 km from comet 67P/C-G

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is celebrating the technical prowess achieved by the space satellite Rosetta and its probe Philae. Rosetta and Philae contain over 10,000 radiation-hardened, high-reliability ICs designed
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Date:
12/02/2014
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