Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

June 2019
Drone Transmits Uncompressed 4K Video in Real Time

SECOM and Tokyo Tech jointly developed a millimeter wave wireless communication system that enables long distance communication, and succeeded in transmitting 4K uncompressed video in real time from a drone.

SECOM and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) jointly developed a millimeter wave wireless communication system that enables long distance communication, and succeeded in transmitting 4K uncompressed video in real time from a drone. SECOM is focusing on services for securing wide area facilities by using
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06/28/2019

AC-DC Cassette Converters for Rugged Industrial Applications
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions announced their Melcher LR Series 300 W AC-DC cassette converters, which are designed for railway and rugged industrial applications. These new LR Series products are an enhancement to Bel Power Solutions’ existing broad range of 19" cassette power supplies, ideal for
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06/27/2019
LIDAR Offerings to Accelerate Future of Autonomous Driving
NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced a collaboration with First Sensor AG to develop products aimed at speeding the launch of autonomous sensing technology serving unmanned automotive, aerial and underwater vehicles in transportation, smart agriculture, industrial manufacturing and other industries. As
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06/26/2019
Tantalum Nitride Chips Offer Robust Humidity Withstanding
RALEIGH, NC – The RTAN Series from Stackpole withstands biased humidity testing at 85 degree C, 85% relative humidity, 10% rated power with very little resistance shift. In addition, the RTAN anti-sulfur materials and design is such that it will pass the rigorous ANSI / EIA-977 (method A) standard sulfur test,
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06/24/2019
DC-AC Inverters Deliver 800VA Pure Sine Wave Output Voltage
ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CTPH 800-F7W series of high input voltage DC-AC inverters deliver up to 800VA 3-phase pure sine wave output voltage. The inverters operate from a 700Vdc nominal input, 500-900Vdc operating range, 1100Vdc peak, with a maximum start-up current of 2A.  The 800VA units deliver a 3-ph
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06/21/2019
PSDcast - GaN FETs for Satellite Applications

Josh Broline from Renesas

In this episode of the PSDcast, we're chatting with Renesas about GaN FETs for satellites. Wide-bandgap semiconductors have enabled a host of applications, or boosted their efficiency, and for gallium nitride field-effect transistors, one of the more interesting applications is literally out of this world.
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06/18/2019
800V Bus Converter Module Features 97% Peak Efficiency
The 800V BCM4414 is a 1.6kW, isolated, 1/16 fixed-ratio, bus converter module (BCM), that can operate from a 500V to 800V input voltage, to deliver SELV output voltages with 97% peak efficiency. The new 800V module complements the existing Vicor 700V BCM4414, to create a family of products with reinforced isolation (4,
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06/18/2019
3W Ultra-thin Isolated Regulated Output DC/DC Converters
The new series URB/VRB-J(M)D/T-3W provides 4:1 and 2:1 ultra wide input range, features 1500VDC isolation voltage, and delivers efficiencies up to 83%. Packages are available in SMD and DIP. In addition to meeting EN62368 standards, protections for input under-voltage, over voltage, over-current, output short cir
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06/17/2019
Drones for Early Detection of Forest Fires
The UC3M's researchers coordinating the scientific part of the project, Fernando García y Abdulla al-Kaff, from the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, have developed the complete automatic flight system, as well as the interface with which the emergency service can access information about what is
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06/17/2019
Fuji Electric 7th Generation IGBT Technology Powers Today’s High Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems

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Figure 1: IGBT cross sectional structure

Today’s Power Electronic market is driving development of compact, low-loss, and, high-reliability IGBT modules to optimize power conversion systems. In response, Fuji Electric has developed our 7th generation X-Series IGBT technology combining enhanced semiconductor chip characteristics and improved packaging str
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06/16/2019
Army on Propulsion for Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The development of power and propulsion technologies for future unmanned aircraft systems will deliver more reach, lethality and protection for the Army's modernization efforts -- all issues that are center stage for a group of researchers from the Army's corporate research laboratory and its partners across academia and industry at a recent University of Illinois at Chicago event. The MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System addresses the need for a long-endurance, armed, unmanned aircraft system that offers greater range, altitude and payload flexibility over earlier systems.

The development of power and propulsion technologies for future unmanned aircraft systems will deliver more reach, lethality and protection for the Army's modernization efforts - all issues that are center stage for a group of researchers from the Army's corporate research laboratory and its partners across acad
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06/12/2019
HARTING and HIROSE push infrastructure for Single Pair Ethernet
To make the new connection technology for Single Pair Ethernet a success, the technology partnership is pursuing the systematic expansion of SPE to achieve an end-to-end, complete infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of a portfolio of connectors, sockets, cables and cable sets on the component side. In
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06/06/2019
Rad-Hard 16-Channel Current Driver with Integrated Decoder
The ISL72814SEH integrates the decoder, input level shifter, and 16 current driver arrays in a single monolithic IC. The device allows satellite manufacturers to significantly increase system capacity and cut solution footprint by 50 percent for their medium Earth orbit (MEO), geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), h
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06/06/2019
Encapsulated sixteenth-brick DC-DC converters
The modules are housed in the industry-standard sixteenth-brick form factor (35.3 x 25 x 10.4mm / 1.39 x 0.984 x 0.41 in), with sealed and encapsulated packaging. This ensures their reliability when exposed to dust, moisture, severe vibration and other harsh environmental conditions. There are two variants: the PKU35
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06/06/2019
Powerbox announces 105 models of DC/DC converters featuring 2xMOPP medical approvals
The PMM15, PMM20 and PMM30 are certified to the 3rd Edition of the IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1 medical safety standard and rated for the highest levels of patient protection - 2xMOPP. With a clearance and creepage distance of 8mm, a typical leakage current of 2µA and a 5,000VAC isolation voltage, the modules ensur
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06/06/2019
New angled locking cable for IEC C14 Power Connectors
The newest connector in the IL13 family sets a benchmark in space limited locking situations. Due to its angled construction the connector can be beneficially used with devices standing next to a wall or in table-top applications. The connector comes in four different orientations to cater for any assem
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06/06/2019
Now at Mouser: Maxim’s MAX77860 Switch-Mode Buck Charger
The MAX77860 is ideal for USB Type-C charging for single-cell (1S) lithium-ion or lithium-polymer applications, portable medical equipment, portable industrial equipment, and mobile point-of-sale devices, as well as smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Maxim MAX77860 step-down charger, available from
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06/06/2019
10W reed relay suits high-PCB-density applications
Series 122 relays measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W. 3V and 5V coils are available.   Fast operate and release times, typically 150 μs or less, make Series 122 relays ideal for high speed test systems such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers.
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06/06/2019
GaN Process for High-Power mmWave Applications
Tao Yuan, Taiwan: WIN Semiconductors Corp has expanded its gallium nitride (GaN) portfolio with the commercial release of a 0.15?m-gate technology, NP15-00, that supports emerging mmWave PA applications including radar, satellite communications and 5G massive MIMO infrastructure. The NP15-00 technology supports f
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06/03/2019