A Costa Rican plant for advanced component manufacturing
The electronic system development supply chain that has become increasingly diverse and global, with components provided from various regions around the world. This comes with several challenges including variability in supply and demand, geopolitical tensions and unforeseen events that may lead to delays, increased costs and supply chain inefficiencies.
Making Sense of High-Reliability Radio Frequency (RF ) Components
HR TSX Series represents a significant leap forward in the realm of high-frequency surface mount chip attenuators. Its combination of small form factor, robust construction, and versatile performance make it an attractive choice for space and defense applications.
Mastering connectivity challenges: exploring the strengths of the C9394 Series PCB Connectors
Central to the C9394 Series is its outstanding capacity, boasting an impressive 450 ways per module. This high-density design allows engineers and manufacturers to optimize space on printed circuit boards (PCBs) without compromising performance.
Fixed Attenuators: Ensuring Reliability and Durability
In the realms of space exploration and defense technology, electronic components play a pivotal role in ensuring mission success and national security. Among these components, fixed attenuators stand out as essential tools for signal management, maintaining the integrity of electronic systems amidst the most challenging environments
Are X-Band Lowpass RF Filters right for you?
The X-Band cutoff frequency range is from 8 GHz to 12 GHz with a wavelength of 3.8 to 2.5 cm.
High-Power Burn-In Testing in 2023: How to Overcome the Extreme
The tech zeitgeist is all about the extreme. The more advanced our devices become by the day, the more they evolve – and consumers’ expectations with them.
Mission Critical: Maintain your RF cables and connectors
Guidelines for maintaining cables and connectors.
Meeting the increasing demand for rugged, high-speed connections in Space applications.
Space satellites market is evolving from RF Analog-based payloads providing low speed telecommunication signaling, to a new Digital Transparent Processor architecture for high throughput satellites. This type of architecture increases the demand for rugged and higher speed connectivity.
Customizable modular connectors for demanding therapeutic devices
Modern therapeutic systems for the treatment of weight loss for both health and aesthetic purposes are evolving to help people live a better life. To achieve the necessary results, medical devices need to ensure long-lasting, constant and high-level performance with reliable components able to support harsh conditions.
The next step in optical interconnectivity for the defense industry
Optical interconnectivity has a significant impact on the defense industry. Not only does it allow greater amounts of data to be passed over longer distances, but it also minimizes SWaP (size, weight, and power) relative to copper alternatives. In fact, cabling weight can be reduced more than 90% with no interference and carry high-speed data 15 to 20 times further.
Phase stable cable assemblies: reliability where it’s needed most
From military aircraft to radar applications to satellite communication links, we rely on cable assemblies to transmit signals between multiple devices, internally in a single device, or as part of testing processes.
Small but mighty: How attenuators benefit defense and space industries
Current space and defense industries are putting pressure on electronic manufacturers to deliver high performance with smaller form factor. For applications in these industries, from radios to drones and satellites, miniaturizing components such as RF chip attenuators with broad frequency ranges is becoming critical for developing technology and meeting the challenging demands of defense and space applications.
How connectivity can play a key role in rail braking systems
Train deceleration is a key function that implies passengers’ safety, environment and property protection and nothing can be left to chance or neglected when it is the moment to select the right parts that have to compose the brake system. With this in mind, the design engineers have to pay attention to reduce the overall maintenance costs as well to provide a dependable and market aligned solution.
High five for new HBB circular connectors
Smiths Interconnect’s new HBB five-pole connector packs flexibility, reliability and safety as well as power into one easy-to-use connector for demanding applications. We’ve built an international reputation on our ability to anticipate customers’ future needs and innovate to meet them. In the defense sector, we’ve been exploring the potential of the energy revolution for combat vehicles, both on the ground and in the air.
The anatomy of a microstrip isolator and circulator
Understanding the basics of microwave microstrip isolator and circulator technologies
The increasing threat of Electromagnetic Interference
Understand Electromagnetic Interference (EMI/RFI) filtering, Transient Voltage Suppression, and the basics of signal conditioning:
Equalizing the Slope Gain in Your Next RF & Microwave Design
Understanding RF wideband microwave gain slope, installation and reliability
5 Key Reasons to Choose a Planar Filter Over Conventional Filter Technology in Your Next RF Design
Understanding RF Filter technology to get the most effective solution.
Reliability Testing of COTS Fibre Optic Transceivers for Defense, Avionics, and Space Applications
Optical communication is a proven technology that has been deployed in harsh defense and avionics applications for a large number of years.
VPX Technology Development Trends
Security is a critical challenge for a wide range of embedded systems applications. System integrators must optimize operational capability, maximize competition for systems development, ensure interoperability, and maintain commonality to reduce life-cycle cost.
Overcome Challenges in Embedded Optical Interconnects Design
The above article has outlined the advantages and challenges of using fiber optical interconnects. To use fiber optic cables, the electrical signals need to be converted to light signals using fiber optic transceivers. While there are many challenges to embedded fiber optics design, the benefits are substantial. The guidelines and design check list provided will help developers select the best solutions for their needs.