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Improving Wireless Military Communications Systems Using Real World Field-to-Lab Testing

Seamless communicationis critical to the successful execution of military operations, but ensuring reliability from communications systems and devices is rapidly becoming ever more difficult. More protocols, more frequency bands and more applications alladd to the complexity of developing and testing military communications equipmentso that it performs with an advanced degree of reliability in the field – and ensures both mission success as well as the safety of the military personnel that depend on it. However, ensuring the latest tactical radio systems consistently perform as expected presents a number of unique challenges given dangerous battlefield conditions and the often harsh, remote terrains where military communications systems must operate.
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Richardson RFPD introduces digital-to-analog converter from ADI

Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Analog Devices Inc. (ADI). The AD5780 is a true 18-bit, unbuffered voltage output DAC that operates from a bipolar supply of up to 33 V, offers a relative accuracy specification of ±1 LSB maximum range, and guarantees monotonic operation with a ±1 LSB DNL maximum range specification.

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U.S. Army brigade combat teams to validate communications backbone architecture using Harris radio systems

Harris Corp. is deploying the largest number of Falcon III® wideband radio systems for the next U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE), taking place in May and June at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. This is the final NIE before the Army begins fielding Harris Falcon III radios and other equipment as part of its baseline network architecture for Brigade Combat Teams.

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