Space en Deciding on DSPs and FPGAs for EW <div class="field-deck"> Digital components like DSPs and FPGAs can provide the signal processing needed in modern radar and electronic-warfare systems, all the while helping to save size, weight, and power. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DSPs and FPGAs are two of the key components recruited for signal-processing chores in defense electronics systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Semiconductors Radar Space Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:38:00 +0000 9671 at Matched-Impedance Splices Save Aerospace Cables <div class="node-body article-body">A matched-impedance splice allows in situ replacement of coaxial cables in aerospace applications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Components Space Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000 9521 at Reliable DRAM Handles the Heat <div class="node-body article-body">A line of memory components is now available for operating temperatures from -40 to +125°C. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Components Space Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:36:00 +0000 8151 at Designing Clear, Reliable Military/Aerospace HMIs <div class="field-byline"> Herman Mistry </div> <div class="field-deck"> The design of human-machine interfaces is a highly complex undertaking—one that can be simplified by consulting an interface specialist before proceeding with design work. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The human-machine interface (HMI) is a critical part of any system design and can have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness of a system, especially under challenging operating conditions. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Systems & Subsystems Space Wed, 17 Feb 2016 21:21:00 +0000 7781 at Changes Are Coming in Defense Procurement <div class="field-byline"> Lorne Graves </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tightened defense budgets signal changes for RF/microwave companies supplying components for these systems, along with a greater need for the use of an open architecture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of an open architecture approach to the design and construction of integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) will help the RF/microwave industry to meet the new higher-performance/lower-cost requirements of the DoD. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Electronic Warfare Radar Systems & Subsystems Space Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:40:00 +0000 7591 at <p>The APG-79 AESA radar system, which employs numerous COTS components, uses an agile scanned radar beam for air-to-air and air-to-surface detection of targets. (Photo courtesy of Raytheon Co.)</p> Space-Qualified Divider Handles 50 W to 2.4 GHz <div class="node-body article-body">A two-way power divider is space qualified for applications from 2.1 to 2.4 GHz. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Space Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:24:00 +0000 7311 at Report Explores Lead-Free Electronics for Military and Aerospace Applications <div class="node-body article-body">A new report examines the impact of lead-free solder on military and aerospace applications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Space Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:19:00 +0000 7171 at Cobham Granted Class Y Certification from DLA <div class="node-body article-body">Cobham’s Colorado Springs facility has earned MIL-PRF-38535 Class Y assembly certification for its use of ceramic nonhermetic packages for space applications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Services Space Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:54:00 +0000 7121 at Making the Move to Modular Test <div class="node-body article-body">Modular measurement technologies have made great strides over the last several decades. Commercial, industrial, and military users of test equipment now enjoy an unprecedented selection of test instruments in modular form, from audio through microwave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Communications Electronic Countermeasures Electronic Warfare Radar Robotics Space Test & Measurement Surveillance Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:55:00 +0000 6741 at Material Selection Makes a Difference <div class="field-deck"> Choosing the best material fit for an application, particularly for a printed-circuit board (PCB), can determine if a system’s performance expectations can be met. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Material selection is a vital part of reaching target performance specifications in a defense-related system. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Materials Electronic Warfare Radar Space Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 6511 at