Technology Spotlights Filtered by - Defence

New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the Defence sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the latest electronics technology news from New Electronics.


This white paper from Artesyn describes why a growing number of defence, military and aerospace programmes have adopted COTS ATCA® technology as the platform for high performance embedded computing. ATCA platforms are ideally suited for bandwidth-hungry, high-performance applications that cannot allow for downtime such as land- or ship-based control systems and compute farms that combine sensor data or have the need to execute massive calculations.

New MIL 39006/22/25 wet tantalum capacitors

SAMPLING NOW: The two new ranges of Exxelia MIL 39006/22/25 wet tantalum capacitors qualified to M-Level (1.0%/1000h) offer high energy density, high ripple currents and low ESR. The ranges also include a high-vibration ‘H’ version. Samples can be requested now from Charcroft Electronics....

Optically Advanced High-Power LEDs

Lumileds Luxeon CZ Color Line High Power LEDs are are designed to maximize punch and offer narrow beam angles in over 20 colors. The Luxeon CZ LEDs are tested and binned with a DC drive current of 350mA at a junction temperature (Tj) of 85ºC. These LEDs offer hot/cold factors and provide low thermal resistance. Applications include architecture, entertainment, and emergency vehicle lighting.

Nicomatic release new 90° High Power CMM cable contacts

New 90°High Power solder contacts have been added to the standard options for the CMM 220 and 320 series connectors, and are now available. The contacts are available in male and female versions, and in current ratings of 5, 8, 10, 15 and 20A. Cable sizes range from AWG12 to AWG20.

Nicomatic DMM connectors are ideal for when size and weight are critical

Nicomatic’s DMM connector series offers high reliability and EMC performance in a compact, light weight package. The DMM series allows you to mix LF, High Power and High Frequency contacts in one connector – in over 2 million combinations! Ideal for applications where size and weight are critical such as Space, Missile electronics, and UAV’s.


For over 40 years Artesyn has been the leading provider of long life cycle, embedded COTS computing solutions, designing with high availability rugged technologies. We have the industry’s broadest open, standards-based, HPEC and networking product portfolio spanning switches, blades, systems and racks with services available to support your full application deployment lifecycle. Download this new solution brief (no registration required) to learn more about our VME, PCIe and ATCA COTS computing platforms.

Electronics Design Show conference programme announced

The line up for this year's conference programme has been confirmed and is now available to view online. Join us on 21-22 October to hear from industry giants such as ARM, Cambridge Consultants, and EE. There will also be keynotes from representatives from e2v, Cambridge University and Freescale.

AdaCore Launches QGen

QGen is a customizable and qualifiable code generator and model verifier for Simulink (R) and Stateflow (R) models, producing code in MISRA-C and SPARK/Ada. It is particularly well suited for developing and verifying real-time control systems requiring safety certification, against standards such as DO-178C (avionics), EN 50128 (rail), and ISO 26262 (automotive). Its model verifier detects run-time errors such as integer overflow and division by zero, and it can also find logic errors such as dead execution paths and can verify functional properties through Simulink Assertion blocks. The tool is highly configurable thanks to its open intermediate representation.

PYTHON 120W Military Wedgelock Cooled VPX DC-DC Converter with Hold-up

Stadium Power, the leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, has introduced a new military standard wedgelock cooled VPX DC-DC converter with hold up functionality. The Python120 series features Input Voltage from 18 to 38Vdc, electronically limited inrush current, Input to output isolation 300 Vac RMS, Output to case isolation 500 Vac RMS and a standard operating temperature of -46 to +90°C.

Hi-Rel just got smaller – new 1.25mm connectors from Harwin

Harwin's low profile Gecko connectors are designed to offer high performance in a miniature package for demanding applications. The 1.25mm pin spacing results in a 35% space saving over other high-performance connectors. Rated to handle 2A per contact and proven in extreme conditions, Gecko connectors operate within a wide temperature range and under extreme vibration.

Military and Defence solutions from Pacer

Military and Defence solutions from Pacer include IP54 rated Ultra Rugged tablet PCs designed for use in harsh environments, high reliability COTS components, fast uncooled MWIR detectors for use in Passive Infrared Cueing Systems (PICS), and the TacticID® field-ready handheld spectral analysis instrument specifically designed to enable real-time actionable identification of potential threats such as explosives, chemical warfare agents and toxic chemicals.

NI Solutions for Aerospace and Defence

Discover how NI platforms deliver mission-readiness for your application. National Instruments (NI) is a leading supplier of test, measurement and control systems for aerospace, defence and government entities. NI solutions range from hardware-in-the-loop simulation to mixed-signal electronic test, combine hardware and software tools to tackle your cutting-edge applications faster. Download the NI Aerospace and Defence Brochure here

Quad DC/DC Regulator with Configurable 4A Output Array Powers FPGAs, ASICs & Microprocessors

The LTM4644 is a quad DC/DC step-down µModule regulator with 4A per output. Outputs can be paralleled in an array for up to 16A capability. Included in the package are the switching controllers, power FETs, inductors and support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 4V to 14V with an external bias supply, the LTM4644 supports an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V each set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers 4A continuous (5A peak) output current per channel. This device is ideal for applications in military, communications, data storage, industrial, transportation and medical systems. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Expanding OpenVPX Portfolio for Complete Solutions

Three new OpenVPX products for High Performance Embedded Computing from Emerson Network Power are designed to help you from development to deployment with a focus on minimising size, weight and power (SWaP) in military, aerospace and industrial applications.

Electronic Packaging Expertise

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions sets itself apart from other rugged electronic packaging suppliers by specializing in engineered packaging solutions, primarily for government, military and aerospace applications. In addition to rugged enclosures, backplanes, subracks and accessories, we also offer a range of development platforms for the latest technologies such as OpenVPX. Our standard and application specific chassis platforms provide best-in-class thermal performance and meet the most stringent design requirements.

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