Aerospace and Defense Channel

NI and Astronics introduce new PXI instruments for Aerospace and Defense

NI and Astronics Test Systems Inc., (ATS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp. announced the Astronics PXIe-6943 Digital Test Instrument, Astronics PXIe-3352 Rubidium Clock Source and Astronics PXIe-1209 Pulse Pattern Generator. The three new test instruments accompany the previously released Astronics PXIe-2461 Frequency Time Interval Counter and are the latest products from NI and Astronics’ collaboration to provide PXI-based instruments with test program set-(TPS-) compatible software for existing VXI instruments.


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e2v and Peregrine Semiconductor introduce new ultra-low phase noise PLL

e2v, a global leader in the high-reliability semiconductor market, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduce the PE97640, an ultra-low phase noise FRAC-N phase-locked loop (PLL) for commercial space applications. Available exclusively through e2v, the PE97640 is the first new space product since e2v and Peregrine signed a strategic reseller agreement in February. Built on Peregrine’s radiation-tolerant UltraCMOS® technology, the PE97640 will be manufactured and qualified by e2v.


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Wolfspeed announces complete C-Band radar lineup

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, announces their complete lineup of high efficiency, high gain, and wide bandwidth C-Band radar parts with the market introduction of the new CGHV59070 GaN HEMT for C-Band radar systems.


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GORE Aerospace Ethernet cables selected for F-16 aircraft upgrades

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announces the successful integration of GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables into upcoming F-16 upgrade initiatives. Gore’s new 10-gigabit cables exceed Cat6a electrical requirements by delivering reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission over longer distances. These cables are qualified according to C21091 Specifications for F-16 upgrades that require exceptional electrical and mechanical performance in harsh aerospace environments to ensure mission-critical success.


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