Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

July 2020
First Time and Frequency Instrument w/ GPS M-Code Receiver
Threats from intentional jamming and spoofing of U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, as well as cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure, demonstrate the need for powerful and secure time and frequency systems that ensure continuing operability and performance. Microchip Technology Inc. announced th
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07/30/2020

IR HiRel Marks Milestone with NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is planning to send the Rover Perseverance on a journey to Mars. The launch is scheduled for 7:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, with the landing on the Red Planet targeted for February 2021. IR HiRel, an Infineon Technologies AG company, supplied thousands of mission-critical ra
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07/29/2020
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

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Figure 1. The placement polarity checker and the safety contactor

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional gas powered or plugged-in devices with battery power. Batteries have become smaller and increasingly efficient as a result. In order to ke
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07/24/2020
PSDcast – The H-1B Visa Restriction (Good for the Industry?)

Chris Dries, the President and CEO of UnitedSiC

You’ve probably heard that President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security took actions with mammoth ramifications for our industry. To whit, Trump restricted H-1B visas for engineers, computer programmers and other technical workers through 2020. Is this a boon for domestic employment or a shackle fo
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07/23/2020
Industry's First ESA-Certified D-Sub Backshell and Haloring
C&K is now blazing a trail into the space market by being the first manufacturer to seek out and obtain certification from the European Space Agency (ESA) for a Backshell with Haloring, answering the call for a stamp of approval previously unrealized by similar products. The D-Sub Lightweight Backshell is a
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07/17/2020
New Unmanned Aircraft Systems Solution for Energy Industry
AiRXOS announced a comprehensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) solution for Energy organizations to plan, schedule, operate and monitor all facets of their UAS operations from a single platform. AiRXOS’ new Enterprise Energy Solution provides digital compliance, full Situational Awareness of airspace and asset
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07/17/2020
ZVS Buck Regulators Available in BGA Tin-lead Package
Vicor has released two new ZVS buck regulators the PI3323 and the PI3325, with an extended operating temperature range of –55 to +120°C and an optional tin-lead 10 x 14mm SiP BGA package for Mil COTS applications. These high-density and high-efficiency buck regulators have a 14– 42V input voltage range an
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07/09/2020
Inertial Sensor Includes Photonic Integrated Chip Technology
KVH Industries, Inc., announced that the P-1775 inertial measurement unit (IMU) featuring KVH’s new PIC Inside photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology is now available and the first units have started shipping. KVH has been developing and testing the technology for more than three years and is now incorporating it
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07/01/2020