1st military-qualified Arm processor for hi-rel applications
13th March 2019 Microprocessors, Military/Aerospace Electronics
Teledyne e2v is claiming a first: military-qualified Arm-based processor – in this case a version of NXP’s LS1046A guaranteed for operation at -55°C to 125°C in aerospace and defence applications. LS1046A is part of NXP’s 64-bit Arm Layerscape portfolio, with a 1.8GHz quad-core Arm Cortex-A72. In includes packet processing acceleration and high-speed peripherals “and is recognised for its high-performance architecture and ...
First UK PCB maker to get aerospace and automotive accreditation
7th March 2019 Automotive Electronics, Business, Military/Aerospace Electronics
GSPK Circuits’ PCB manufacturing facility in Boroughbridge Yorkshire has been certified to the EN9100:2018 quality management. “This certification to the international aircraft, space and defence quality standard signifies GSPK Circuits ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding industry requirements for aerospace related products for both civil and military markets,” said the firm. EN9100:2018, managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), is ...
ESA plans to mine moon
22nd January 2019 Business, Military/Aerospace Electronics
The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the Ariane Group a one year contract
Shape-shifting antennae adapt in real time to cloak and block frequencies
18th December 2018 Military/Aerospace Electronics, RF & Microwave, University Electronics
Radio frequency filters can change which signals they block through a range of frequencies, using an origami-based structure to change their dimensions. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say that the tunable filters can be used in antenna systems that adapt to ambient conditions in real-time for electromagnetic cloaking systems that could be reconfigured on-the-fly to reflect or absorb different frequencies. Basing the ...
Mouser ships fibre optic connectors for mil-aero use
14th December 2018 Connectors, Distribution, Military/Aerospace Electronics, Products
Fibre optic connectors from Amphenol Fiber Systems International (FSI) are now available from Mouser Electronics. They are intended for use in harsh environments and the extreme temperatures and vibration conditions experienced in aerospace and military applications. The ARINC 801-qualified cylindrical fibre optic connectors are designed for avionics and aircraft networks. They are available in standard D38999 plug and receptacle shells ...
Adam Rees-Leonard strengthens EW BrightSparks selection panel
28th November 2018 EW BrightSparks, Military/Aerospace Electronics, News
We are delighted to announce a new member of the EW BrightSparks 2019 selection panel.
Plextek RFI designs microwave PA for space
22nd November 2018 Business, Military/Aerospace Electronics
Plextek RFI, the Cambridge design house specialising in microwave and millimetre-wave IC design, has designed and supplied a microwave power amplifier (PA) module for California-based satellite manufacturer and space mission operator Astro Digital. The module designed by Plextek RFI incorporates a power GaN output device and a GaAs driver circuit. It will form part of a propulsion system that is being supplied to ...
Electronica: Teledyne announces 8Gsample/s DAC for satellites
13th November 2018 Analogue / Linear / Mixed Signal ICs, Military/Aerospace Electronics
Teledyne e2v has announced a DAC for space applications with a guaranteed 8Gsample/s conversion rate, that can “achieve clean signal generation up to K-band at 26.5GHz,” according to the firm. “The datasheet’s minimum performance guarantees are given at frequency levels that were never achieved before.” The device is the EV12DS480, and evolution of its EV12DS460, now providing a broader options ...
Surrey firm uses Honeywell sensors for Formula 1 and UAVs
1st November 2018 Business, Military/Aerospace Electronics, Sensors
Digital pressure sensors in precision measurement systems for aerospace and Formula 1.
Harris and L3 form $33.5 billion defence giant
16th October 2018 Business, Military/Aerospace Electronics
L3 and Harris are to merge to form a $33 billion defence monolith. It will be called L3 Harris Technologies and will be based in Melbourne, Florida. The combination will be the US’ sixth largest defense contractor after Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. Together Harris and L3 received $8.3 billion in government defense contract revenues last ...