Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

April 2023
Arrow Electronics Adds Precision and Power Resistors from Isabellenhütte

Arrow Electronics Adds Precision and Power Resistors from Isabellenhütte

­Arrow Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with Isabellenhütte, a specialist developer and manufacturer of products based on electrical resistance and thermoelectric properties. Arrow will supply Isabellenhütte’s resistor line of products throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and th
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04/26/2023
Elma's New Chassis Manager Ensures Proper Board and Chassis Operation in Systems Aligned to SOSA

Elma's New Chassis Manager Ensures Proper Board and Chassis Operation in Systems Aligned to SOSA

­Elma Electronic offers a VPX Chassis Manager that aligns with The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard 1.0 and supports the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) standardization initiative from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  The new VITA 46.11 Tier 3 chas
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04/24/2023
Acopian Expands High Power Programmable Linear Power Supply Line

Acopian Expands High Power Programmable Linear Power Supply Line

­Acopian expanded their high power linear Rack and Benchtop power supplies rated up to 1200W. Models now include dc wide-adjustment output voltages ranging from 0-5VDC to 0-150VDC and up to 1200 watts. All voltages are available in 2U, 3U and 4U high configurations. All models are voltage and curre
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04/24/2023
Embry-Riddle Students Test Cutting-Edge System for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Embry-Riddle Students Test Cutting-Edge System for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

­Faces lit by the glow of multiple monitors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students recently became among the first to test a new voice communication system for remotely piloted aircraft. In a unique collaboration with the university’s Prescott, Arizona, campus, a team of researchers from 
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04/21/2023
GaN Transistors Bring Newest Rad Hard Technology to Demanding Space Applications

GaN Transistors Bring Newest Rad Hard Technology to Demanding Space Applications

­EPC announces the introduction of two new radiation-hardened GaN FETs. The EPC7020 is a 200 V, 11 mΩ, 170 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 12 mm2 footprint. The EPC7003 is a 100 V, 30 mΩ, 42 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a tiny 1.87 mm2 footprint.  Both devices have a total dose radiation ra
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Date:
04/11/2023
A Novel Concept in Circuit Protection for Avionics and Other Extreme Applications

A Novel Concept in Circuit Protection for Avionics and Other Extreme Applications

­SCHURTER introduces the FRM-A panel mount fuse holder with DRM-A SMT fuse: a small, light, and robust circuit protection solution designed for avionics applications. The extreme-performance circuit protection system is the most compact in its class, measuring <15mm deep behind the panel. The ultra-com
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Date:
04/07/2023
Power is Vital to Long-Term Space Exploration

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Figure 1: Solid State Lighting to grow vegetables in indoor farming (source PRBX / asharkyu-Shutterstock)

­Visiting the moon, Mars and who knows where next, is far from being an easy job as sustaining life in such hostile environments is much more than just ‘a challenge’. How would we feed the space explorers when they are so far from Earth? In the case of Mars, it would take 210 days for a re-supply rocket to
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04/01/2023
Finding the Right Interconnects for eVTOL Aircraft Applications

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Figure 1: Harwin’s Gecko-SL connectors

­Business is returning to normal for the aerospace industry, and manufacturers can start investing in future aircraft development. One area attracting both start-ups and established aerospace brands is electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In 2020, the global eVTOL aircraft
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Date:
04/01/2023
The Final Frontier

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­There have already been a lot of big stories in the industry already and we are barely a quarter of the way through the year. For example, the purchase of GaN Systems by Infineon, or the British volt saga are both bigger than news we get for some entire years. With power technology being in such demand for EV
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Date:
04/01/2023
Springing into a Stronger Market and a Successful APEC

Springing into a Stronger Market and a Successful APEC

­As we turn the page on 1Q 2023, the industrial market stands at a crossroads. We’re now more than three years removed from the height of the pandemic, when the entire globe – with some exceptions – shut down. Our own industry was collectively deemed an essential business, so we’ve mostly dodged th
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Date:
04/01/2023
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