Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

August 2018
Supercapacitors Rated for Operating Temperatures to 175°C
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has increased the maximum operating temperature for its TWD High-Temp Max-Cap (HTMC) Series axial leaded,
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08/28/2018
Gas-Sensing Drones Draw NSF Backing

Rice University postdoctoral researcher Riccardo Petrolo shows one of several autonomous aerial drones being prepared to monitor for pollutants. The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to the Rice lab of electrical and computer engineer Edward Knightly to develop the platform.

Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA), are developing a fleet of autonomous aerial drones that coordinate with each other to detect, track and model the environment and let neighborhoods know of airborne perils that can
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08/28/2018
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Molex’s Ultra-Fit and Nano-Fit Power Connectors. Ultra-Fit Power Connectors solve four key design challenges while offering the premium housing features of proven Mini-Fit and Micro-Fit 3.0 connector systems: color-coded
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08/28/2018

Brownies Reach For The Stars With New Space Badge

This is Girlguiding and STEM.

Girlguiding, the Royal Astronomical Society and the UK Space Agency have teamed up to give girls and young women in the UK unique and exciting opportunities to engage with astronomy beyond the classroom. As part of the partnership, the Royal Astronomical Society, through its RAS 200: Sky & Earth
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08/23/2018
Simultaneous power supply for mainboard and 24V peripherals
The new industrial PC PSU BEA-750H from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwörth/Germany, offers in addition to the regular ATX outputs for current mainboards a strong 24VDC output, which can be loaded with up to 7 amps and thus provides enough power to ensure the reliable supply of displays, receipt printers, card readers,
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08/22/2018
WÃrth Wireless Connectivity from Digi-Key
The product range encompasses highly efficient wireless transmission solutions in the Bluetooth or Wireless M-Bus standard as well as proprietary wireless modules in the frequency ranges 169, 433, 868, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz. Thanks to their low power consumption, these high-quality, compact components are ideal
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08/22/2018
Compact 200 Watt metal cased power supplies
It extends the existing TXM series which ranged from 15 to 150 Watt with an additional 200 Watt series. With a compact metal case and screw terminal block connections, they are easy to install in any equipment. There are three models of single output voltages from 12 VDC to 48 VDC. They also feature an universal
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08/22/2018
Maxim 5kVRMS Reinforced Digital Isolator
To better protect industrial systems from the dangers of high-voltage signals, equipment designers can now turn to the new robust and reliable MAX22445 5kVRMS four-channel reinforced digital isolator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Delivering up to 2x greater throughput at 4x lower power
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08/22/2018
950V CoolMOS P7 Superjunction MOSFET
Infineon Technologies ushers a new member of its CoolMOS™ P7 family, the 950 V CoolMOS P7 Superjunction MOSFET. It meets even the most rigorous design requirements: for lighting, smart meter, mobile charger, notebook adapter, AUX power supply and industrial SMPS applications. This new semiconductor solution
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08/22/2018
Powerbox presents Enhanced Rail Power Solutions at Innotrans 2018
From low power board-mounted DC/DC converters up to fully customized power solutions delivering multi-kilowatts, PRBX-ERPS is one of the most flexible and adaptable power solutions for railway applications. Designed to reduce time to market and meet specific rail industry requirements, PRBX-ERPS building blocks
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08/22/2018
Asia's First Fully Solar-Powered Quadcopter Drone
Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway - such as helicopters and quadcopters - are attractive for personal, commercial and military applications as they require less physical space and infrastructure compared to traditional fixed wing planes. A team from the National University
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08/21/2018
AVX to Participate in Panel Discussion at COMVEC 2018
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has been invited to participate in a technical panel discussion about artificial intelligence and machine learning for commercial vehicles at the COMVEC 2018 conference and exposition, which will take place September 11–13 in Rosemont, Illinois, and will focus on disruptive
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08/15/2018
Computational Method for Designing a New Type of 2D Carbons
Zeolites are porous minerals that occur both naturally but also are being synthesized artificially. Because of their stability and durability, they are used in industrial water purification, catalysis, adsorption, and even in blood-clotting powders (e.g. QuickClot used by the US military). A recent
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08/14/2018
3D-Printed Shape-Shifting Soft Robots Crawl, Jump, Grab

This is a time-lapse photo for various designs of developed magnetic active material.

ADELPHI, MD. - New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle - all complex Army-relevant functions impossible for humans to perform safely. Investigators at the Army's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
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08/08/2018
TTI, Inc. Acquires Compona AG of Switzerland
TTI, Inc announced the acquisition of privately held Compona AG of Switzerland and the company’s German subsidiary Cosy Electronics GmbH. Both Compona and Cosy are specialty distributors of interconnect products and provide services such as in-house assembly of specific connector ranges and full support on
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08/02/2018
New CMOS op-amp delivers class-leading low-noise
ROHM today announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals. In recent years, in addition to
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08/02/2018
DRQ DC/DC Converters Delivers 1K Watts at 97% Efficiency
Murata has announced the 1 kW DRQ-11.4/88-L48 Series of quarter brick, intermediate bus, DC/DC converter modules that address the growing power requirements of high-reliability networking and telecommunications infrastructure equipment. The fully regulated DRQ-11.4/88-L48xx
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08/02/2018
High-voltage analog input module added to OpreX lineup
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the development of the GX90XA-10-V1 high-voltage analog input module. The new product will be released on July 9th as part of the OpreXTM Data Acquisition family of data collection and control solutions. The GX90XA-10-V1 module enables Yokogawa recorders
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08/02/2018
One Giant Leap for the Power Industry
Welcome to the July/August edition of Power Systems Design. Traditionally, things quieten down a bit over the summer period and we get a chance to take some well deserved rest and relaxation. This year that rest is even more welcome as things seemed to increase in intensity as the year went on. Things
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08/01/2018