AT&T and GE announced they have signed a global alliance agreement to allow GE machines to connect to the AT&T network and cloud, creating the first highly-secure wireless communications system for GE’s “Industrial Internet.”
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces its attendance and participation at the 2013 International IEEE COMCAS. The annual conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, research results, and industry experience in the areas of microwaves, communications, antennas, solid state circuits, electromagnetic compatibility, electron devices, radar and electronic systems engineering.
The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the Army to proceed with a follow-on order of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Army awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a delivery order valued at approximately $111 million to procure the next lot of WIN-T Inc 2 network nodes for additional brigade combat teams and division headquarters units. WIN-T Inc 2 is a central component of current and future capability sets.
A1 Microwave has recently developed a range of Ka-Band combiners for satellite communications transmitter applications. The 2 and 4 way combiners are used to combine the output power levels produced from transmitter amplifiers to achieve an overall high output level.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator by adding the R&S SMW K540 option for envelope tracking. This option enables quick and easy testing of envelope tracking power amplifiers for smartphones, base stations and tactical radios.
L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced that it is working with Avanti Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and Africa.
Exelis has been awarded a foreign military sale contract valued at $115 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts, ancillary devices and operator training.
Xilinx Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. announced that they have achieved JESD204B interoperability between Xilinx JESD204 LogiCORE™ IP in the Kintex®-7 FPGA and the ADI AD9250 analog-to-digital high-speed data converter. Achieving JESD204B interoperability between logic and data converter devices is a significant milestone in promoting the widespread adoption of this new technology.
It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.