DPI Labs Highlights Security
DPI Labs, LaVerne, Calif., now offers Safe-Link, a PBX-like voice and data distribution system that shields aircraft communications from interception in both military and commercial applications. The system operates at the most vulnerable communications phase, when the data exists in raw form, ensuring that the signal is not detectable. Visit www.dpilabs.com.
Korry CPDLC Display
Korry Electronics, Seattle, has introduced a dedicated display for controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC). The unit features a monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) display designed for installation on aircraft glare shields. The design includes four soft keys and a standard "dzus" rail mount. It uses an ARINC 429 interface and is ARINC 739-compatible. Visit www.korry.com.
IFR Antenna Simulator
The new SIM-701 Monopulse Antenna Simulator from IFR Systems Inc., Wichita, Kan., meets the need for direct-connect testing of interrogators. The direct-connect, when used with the IFF-701 Ti transponder/interrogator test set, provides the sum and difference reply signals with the correct amplitude and phase relationship required to satisfy the interrogator reply evaluator. Visit www.ifrsys.com.
OriginLab Data Analysis
OriginLab Corp., Northamptons, Mass., has announced Version 7 of its Windows-based Origin scientific graphing and data analysis software. The new code is the first version of Origin to combine presentation-quality graphics, the C language and elements of the Numerical Algorithms Group Inc. library in a single package, the company says. Other improvements include a plotting wizard with the graph gallery and a nonlinear curve-fitting wizard. Visit www.originlab.com.
Tyco Electronics, Harrisburg, Pa., has developed a new line of STAX LD connectors with long-term reliability that exceeds other available elastomeric products, the company claims. Suitable for in-flight entertainment (IFE) and broadband antenna applications, STAX LD connectors are comprised of alternating layers of conductive and non-conductive silicone rubber, making redundant surface-to-surface contact when deflected between mated surfaces. The new line claims to rival solid metal contacts for solderless-compliant connection in board-to-board, flex circuit and component-to-board applications. Visit www.tycoelectronics.com.
A new single-board computer (SBC) from Dy 4 Systems, Kanata, Ontario, features 500-MHz operation, dual-Ethernet capability, 1 gigabyte (Gbyte) of main memory, 2 Mbytes of L2 cache and two USB ports. Based on a PowerPC 7410, the SVME/DMV-181 Sentinel is designed for operations from minus 40 to 85 degrees C, fully populated with PMC mezzanine modules. Visit www.dy4.com.
Coaxial Cable Assemblies
Tru-Connector Corp., Peabody, Mass., has announced custom-fabricated, standard and high-power RF coaxial cable assemblies with various dielectrics, jacketing or plenum-rated materials. Custom cable assembles can include connector types such as SMA, 7/16, C, LC, SC, HN, QDS and Triax. Dielectrics range from conventional Teflon and polyethylene to low-loss, air-spaced Teflon and foamed polyethylene, and can include standard Teflon and PVC jacketing or plenum-rated materials. Visit www.tru-con.com.
Awarded "best of show" at last year’s Oshkosh Air Show, Softcomm Products Inc.’s Centurion ANR headset features comfort, clarity and ANR noise control with a maximum, -17-db rating. The headset operates off of the radio’s microphone voltage, with no power cords, batteries or recharging required, Softcomm says. A built-in, fail-safe system automatically converts the headset to a -24-db passive system if power fails. The product automatically adjusts for use with stereo or monaural intercoms, and a flex-boom feature aids in microphone positioning. The 19-ounce Centurion provides dual volume controls and a dome-mounted push-to-talk switch. Visit www.softcommheadsets.com.
Wilbrecht Electronics, St. Paul, Minn., has introduced an Ultra Precision Resistor for military applications. The Type-MAQ resistor, manufactured with a transfer-molded epoxy resin process, is intended to withstand temperature fluctuation from minus 55 degrees C to 125 degrees C. Resistance range is 100â„¦ to 121k with an accuracy of within +/-50 ppm of the desired value. The product is approved for Mil-PRF-55182/RNC90Y (R level). Visit www.wilbrecht.com.
Gleim 'FAA Audio Review'
Gleim Publications Inc., Gainesville, Fla., has released its "FAA Audio Review" for private pilots preparing for the Federal Aviation Administration airplane knowledge test. Available for $60, the product includes 12 lectures on compact disks. Visit www.gleim.com.