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Within the world of electronics developments in Aerospace can be crucial to design engineers. At New Electronics we are aware of the importance of staying abreast of the recent advances in and the impact it can have on your role, that’s why we have collated all the latest news in one place.

Rugged VPX processor blade boosts computing power

ADLINK Technology’s VPX3010 series rugged 3U VPX processor blade with 12core Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 SoC has been designed for server-grade computing performance. It comes with a VPX3010 quick start kit and GPGPU companion products, such as an optional discreet VPX GPGPU blade or XMC module with the 384 CUDA core NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M GPU.

Two VME SBCs to implement latest processor

The XVB603 and XVR19 6U VME single board computers (SBCs) have been announced by Abaco Systems, which are based on the seventh generation Intel technology codenamed ‘Kaby Lake’. The boards are designed to cover the full range of VME processing applications from industrial control through to fully rugged, mission critical defence and aerospace deployments.

Radiation hardened MOSFET family for aerospace applications

The Infineon Technologies company, IR HiRel, has launched its first radiation hardened MOSFETs based on the proprietary N-channel R9 technology platform. Compared to previous technologies it is said to offer size, weight and power improvements. The company claims this is significant in systems such as high-throughput satellites, where the cost-per-bit ratio can be reduced.

Wideband signal analysis solution

The RSA7100A wideband signal analysis solution from Tektronix can store up to two hours of data from an 800MHz bandwidth feed. Covering frequencies ranging from 16kHz to 26.5GHz, the device is said to address a broad range of analysis needs.

Plastic packaged PIN diode control devices

A series of plastic packaged PIN diode control products has been launched by Microsemi. The devices are said to be cost effective and to provide higher RF functionality, enabling defence, aerospace and medical customers to drive down BOM costs with low risk and little sacrifice to performance.

Processor blade for rugged applications

The cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade from Adlink Technology is available with up to 16 cores and high performance graphics. Suitable for use in temperatures ranging from -45 to 85°C, the rugged device comes with 16Gbyte of soldered DDR4 memory.

TE Connectivity announces FullAXS Mini connectors

TE Connectivity has announced its FullAXS Mini connector sealing systems for rugged outdoor environments. The connector sealing systems are said to be one of the only products available that enables one-handed, blind installs from many angles. With three sense (visual, audio and tangible) locking feedback, floating connections and a twist angle of 30°, these products claim to be installable by field engineers with all levels of experience in virtually any location.

Rad tolerant 36V instrumentation amplifier

A radiation tolerant 36V instrumentation amplifier (in-amp) featuring an integrated differential A/D converter driver has been introduced by Intersil. The ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output device is said to deliver the industry’s highest signal processing performance for low level sensor telemetry data.

Lowest power, cost-effective PIC32 family with core independent peripherals

Microchip Technology has announced the company’s lowest power and most cost-effective family of 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The Microchip PIC32MM family is claimed to bridge the gap between the company’s PIC24F XLP and PIC32MX families. The family is said to be the first PIC32 to feature core independent peripherals, designed to offload the CPU for lower power and lower system design. The PIC32MM devices are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) to help simplify and accelerate designs.

Wide range non-isolated DC/DC converter series extended

TDK has introduced two models to the TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down, non-isolated DC/DC converters. The i6A4W is claimed to be capable of supplying currents of up to 20A, and the i6AN allows the creation of negative voltages delivering currents up to 8A. Applications include medical, communications, industrial, test & measurement, broadcast and portable equipment.

High-performance GaN-on-SiC power amplifier

Qorvo’s TGA2976-SM gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier, is now available through Mouser. Developed using Qorvo’s production 0.25µm GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) process, the TGA2976-SM is said to provide excellent wideband performance, power, power added efficiency (PAE), and gain.

Rugged Flash Drive five times faster with USB 3.0

Fischer Connectors has launched the USB 3.0 version of its portable, miniature, lightweight and tough Fischer Rugged Flash Drive. The memory stick has been designed for the safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments.

High performance GFET3 integrated power switch range

Silego Technology has released a family of high-performance, GFET3 integrated power switches. Operating from 2.5 to 5.5V supplies, these single-channel GFET3 nFET integrated power switches are designed for all high-side, 0.8 to 5.5V power rail applications.

SimpleLink Wi-Fi modules simplify IoT connectivity

Murata has announced a series of two 2.4GHz IEEE802.11 b/g/n compliant wireless modules based around the TI CC3200 and TI CC3100 SimpleLink chipsets. These miniature modules, measuring 13.2 x 21.45 x 2.65mm are claimed to ease incorporating wireless internet connectivity to a host of embedded applications and especially internet of things (IoT) designs.

Single-chip load switch ICs reduce system power consumption

Toshiba has launched three single-chip load switch ICs, the TCK106AF, TCK107AF and TCK108AF. Integrating high performance chips in an industry-standard SOT-25 package, the ICs combine on-resistance ratings down to 63mO and low typical quiescent currents of 110nA with low loss, low standby current and high performance switching characteristics.

Mil-Spec power factor correction modules for AC/DC supplies

Mil-spec power factor correction modules, developed by SynQor for AC/DC power conversion in military, aerospace and commercial applications, are available from Luso Electronics. Both the MPFC-U-390-QP and MPFC-115-270-QP deliver 350W from a quarter brick package (1.5 x 2.4 x 0.5in) while achieving 95% efficiency at full load.

Accelerating adoption of wireless power in compact, low-power applications

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced a wireless power reference kit claimed to make integrating wireless charging into compact electronics easy and affordable. The IDT Qi-based transmitter and receiver reference kit targets designs requiring 3W or less, such as smartwatches, headphones, health and fitness trackers and portable medical devices.

PTC introduces latest version of its ThingWorx IoT platform

PTC has released ThingWorx 7, the latest version of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Robust, scalable, and easy to use, ThingWorx is said to enable designers to develop and deploy smart, connected IoT solutions. The platform is said to contain one of the most complete sets of integrated IoT-specific development tools and capabilities, making feature-rich solution development simple while accelerating time-to-market.

Innovative modular power solution

ABB has launched a scalable power distribution and protection solution for use in data centre applications. ABB’s MNS-Up solution integrates uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and switchgear technologies into a single, modular system, which is claimed to lower footprint by up to 30%, increase uptime, and reduce maintenance costs.

Two-in-one MOSFETs for load switching in mobile devices

Toshiba has introduced the SSM6L61NU and SSM6N61NU two-in-one MOSFETs.These MOSFETs, are housed in compact SOT-1118 (UDFN6) packages, and are claimed to feature high heat dissipation and low drain-source ON-resistance. These features are said to make them suitable for use as power management switches and DC/DC converters in mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The SSM6L61NU and SSM6N61NU can also be used in battery management applications and for load switching in applications with USB Type-C interfaces.

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