Wiring Crimp Splices

Tyco Electronics, Harrisburg, Pa., introduced its D-200 MiniSeal Crimp Splices, which the company said are ideal for aerospace and defense applications. The splice combines a nickel-plated copper crimp barrel with a separate, heat-shrinkable, transparent sealing sleeve. Tyco Electronics said the splices can be used to seal and protect high-temperature rated wires with Teflon insulation. The splices prevent the penetration of liquids and the resulting chemical and galvanic corrosion and potential short circuits, the company said. Visit www.tycoelectronics.com.

Weather System Update

Avidyne Corp., Lincoln, Mass., is offering a “Compatibility Mode” with its TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection System, making it possible for general aviation aircraft owners to use the system without the need for a third-party display software change. With this mode, the TWX670 provides an alternate protocol compatible with displays produced by other manufacturers. It has seven RS-232 output ports to drive multiple Avidyne multifunction displays (MFD), or any combination of compatible third-party MFD or electronic flight bag display. Visit www.avidyne.com.

Office Move

ITCN, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, is relocating its Warner Robins, Ga., office. The facility supports operations management, corporate business development, program management, software, hardware and applications engineering. The new office is located in Parkway Commons at 601C Russell Parkway in Warner Robins, Ga. The new phone number is 478-225-9888 and the fax number is 478-225-9889. Visit www.itcninc.com.

Mezzanine Card

Quantum3D, San Jose, Calif., introduced its Sentiris 5140 XMC mezzanine card, which is designed for use in general computing applications and air, ground and maritime vehicles. The card leverages Quantum3D’s power-management technologies to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. It also meets shock, vibration, temperature and other requirements of Mil-Std-810F. Visit www.quantum3d.com.

Silicon Chip

Honeywell introduced a high temperature Silicon On Insulator electronic component with applications for the aerospace and oil industries.Honeywell said the dual precision chip will be used in high temperature zones on jet engines for instrumentation and control, as well as operating in temperatures up to 225Ëš C and at depths exceeding 20,000 feet in deep drilling operations. Visit www.honeywell.com.

FPGA Module

VMETRO introduced its FPGA Mezzanine Card module, the ADC510. The card is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions and integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in applications such as signals intelligence, electronic countermeasures and radar. The company said the design makes it easier for developers to integrate FPGAs into their embedded system designs. The ADC510 supports two Texas Instruments ADS5463 ADC devices with each device supporting a sampling rate up to 500 MSPS and providing 12-bits of digital output. Visit www.vmetro.com.

Connector Line

ITT Interconnect Solutions expanded its line of Quadrax connectors for aircraft data network systems. The connector line meets ARINC 600 and Mil-Dtl-38999 Series III specifications. Included are the BKA Series and DPX Series rack and panel connectors. The BKA Series connectors have both rear and front release/removable, low insertion contacts and hold 28 or 56 size 8 Quadrax contacts. The DPX Series rack and panel connectors are offered in single-, two-, three- and four-gang versions and accommodate 7, 14, 21 and 28 size 8 Quadrax contacts, or 8, 16, 24 and 32 size 5 Quadrax contacts, respectively. The Quadrax system is a four-interconnect contact enabling the transmission of high speeds required in Ethernet applications. Visit www.ittcannon.com.

Embedded Processor

Mercury Computer Systems, Chelmsford, Mass., unveiled its smallest embedded system, the PowerBlock 50, which is suited for real-time imaging, sensor and signal processing. A fully configured PowerBlock 50 weighs less than 10 pounds and measures about 4 inches by 5 inches by 6 inches. Each configuration of the system includes Gigabit Ethernet and RS-232 I/O interfaces. Visit www.mc.com.

PC/104 Boards

Data Device Corp., Bohemia, N.Y., introduced multi-protocol PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 boards, which provide up to two dual redundant Mil-Std-1553 channels, 16 ARINC 429 receive channels, eight ARINC 429 transmit channels, eight user-programmable Digital Discrete I/Os, eight user-programmable avionics level (+35V) Discrete I/Os, an IRIG-B time synchronization input and an IRIG-B time generator. Visit www.ddc-web.com.

Terminus Certification

An ARINC 801-certified terminus for single and multi-mode applications from Sabritec, Irvine, Calif., has passed qualification standards, the company said. Qualification test results show Sabritec’s terminus maintains its low loss while being intermateable/interoperable with qualified termini and connectors. During qualification testing the termini met the required .3 dB insertion loss with an average measured loss of 0.10 dB. The ARINC 801 terminus also passed qualification for temperature cycling, humidity, random vibration, mechanical shock, connector coupling durability, temperature life, salt spray and altitude immersion, the company said. The terminus is available both as a pull-proof design and a general use design for tight-jacketed cable. For the pull-proof design, the cable jacket is crimped to the external body and an internal spring allows the ferrule to remain in the forward position while the cable is pulled.Visit www.sabritec.com.

Headphone Amplifier

Rosen Aviation, Eugene, Ore., introduced a headphone distribution amplifier, a companion to its mapping system/DVD player. It has three stereo audio inputs, which can be independently selected for up to eight seat locations. It also features a pilot microphone input, which overrides all audio signals when activated, and has eight stereo analog outputs, which can be configured per seat. Visit www.rosenaviation.com.

Reflector LED

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Santa Clara, Calif., released its CERAMOS Reflector LED used for backlighting mid-size LCDs. The LED is suited for high ambient light conditions, such as those in automotive dashboards and aircraft cockpits. It can also be used for camera flash and strobe lighting, reading lamps in aircraft, and signage or marker lights. The LED is powered by OSRAM’s “ThinGaN” technology, which enables it to operate at 70 lumens per watt at 80mA. Its ceramic package allows it to perform at high temperatures (up to 150°C), and is compatible with standard surface mount processes.Visit www.osram-os.com.

Ethernet Module

AdvancedIO Systems, Vancouver, Canada, introduced V1120, a dual-channel 10 gigabit Ethernet module. The V1100 family of 10GbE modules addresses emerging requirements for open-standard, high-bandwidth networking and point-to-point connectivity in real-time systems in harsh environments. The module uses a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA and has two 10GbE interfaces. To accommodate large line-rate bursts of incoming sensor data, it can buffer up to 115,000 jumbo-frame Ethernet packets. The V1120 is designed for an extended temperature range of -40ËšC to 85ËšC. It routes the 10GbE interfaces through Pn6, the standard secondary XMC connector. Visit www.AdvancedIO.com.

Modeling Toolbox

Numerical Algorithms Group, Oxford, U.K., released its NAG Toolbox for MATLAB, which provides aerospace engineers and others access to algorithms and other tools used in modeling and simulation. The system gives users access to more than 1,300 additional math and statistical algorithms in the MATLAB environment. Visit www.nag.co.uk.

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