P1dB, an RF and microwave component supplier, announces immediate availability of RF Pigtails, which are good test probe solutions for sampling or injecting RF signals in PCB circuits. P1dB Pigtails are configured with SMA Female connectors and are available with a variety of coax types.
Boeing has completed its upgrade of all U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers with its high-fidelity Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS). The system trains pilots in a more realistic visual environment than current simulators and allows them to experience extreme maneuvers that typically are only practiced in a simulator.
CommScope, a global provider of connectivity and essential infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has completed its acquisition of Airvana LP, a privately-held leader in small cell solutions for wireless networks.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the VXT PXIe vector transceiver, a fully calibrated instrument module that provides vector signal generation and analysis in four slots. With accelerated measurements and deep software, the VXT is purpose-built for rapid solution creation and faster throughput in manufacturing test of wireless components and “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices.
LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at MILCOM, which takes place October 26-28 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. LPKF provides in-house rapid PCB prototyping systems for a variety of applications and will demonstrate its best-selling prototyping system, the ProtoMat S63, in booth 727.
Thales Alenia Space signed a contract with French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) covering the design and development phase for the Poseidon-3C radar altimeter on the SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite, new altimetry program that will demonstrate new applications.
While microwave and millimeter wave high-power vacuum electron devices (VEDs) remain “below the radar” of many industry observers, the total available market (TAM) for this segment is over $1 billion. Despite its size, and although these tubes remain essential elements in specialized military, scientific/medical and space communications applications, this market is generally under-reported and poorly understood by those not directly involved in it.