Newsletter | December 5, 2013

12.05.13 -- Telescope To Track Space Junk Using Youth Radio Station

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Featured Article

High-Gain Phototransistor Optocouplers For Space Applications
By Steve Ching and Manor Narayanan, Isolink, a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
One of the first optocouplers used for high-reliability applications was the simple phototransistor optocoupler. The basic devices were the 4N22, 23, 24 and the 4N47, 48, 49 series of hermetic phototransistor optocouplers in TO-five type transistor cans made for military applications developed in the early 1970s. However, these devices were never designed specifically for space radiation environments.

Spotlight On Space-Qualified Components

Radiation-Tolerant, Voltage-Controlled SAW Oscillator
This voltage-controlled SAW oscillator (VCSO) features low phase noise, low vibration sensitivity, and rugged hybrid construction in a hermetically sealed, 1.0” x 1.0” x .2” SMT Kovar package.


S-Band Patch Array Antenna
Haigh-Farr Model 2625 is a thin, rugged, space-qualified S-Band antenna. The antenna utilizes Haigh-Farr’s well-proven fabrication techniques and is designed to operate in high-dynamic space environments.


Space-Qualified LC And Crystal Filters
NIC is a proven provider of high quality, cost-effective space products. With over 10 years of experience with military and commercial space applications, NIC's product reliability has operating life up to 30 years.


90-Degree, Space-Qualified Hybrid Coupler
This space-qualified, 90-degree hybrid was designed for space flight environments. The materials selected featured low out gassing, high reliability, and redundancy techniques. Rapid decompression is achieved through two pressure relief holes.


Satellite Payload And Component Test Products
SenarioTek offers satellite payload and component test products to help reduce the complexity and reliability challenges encountered by satellite manufacturers. Part of SenarioTek’s satellite payload and component test capabilities includes switching for thermal vacuum chambers.


1200-MHz, Voltage-Controlled SAW Oscillator
SAW oscillators comprise an input transducer that converts an electric signal into acoustic waves and an output transducer that reconverts the waves into electrical signals. This oscillator is ideal for analog signal processing in radar, communications, electronic warfare, and other defense and space applications.

Industry News

Telescope To Track Space Junk Using Youth Radio Station

Millimeter-Wave Market To Reach $1.2B By 2018

Harris Manpack Radio Successfully Communicates With MUOS Satellite Constellation

Evaluation Of U.S. NRL High-Speed Laser-Based Communications System Complete

DARPA Selects Rockwell Collins To Develop Prototype Of Software Defined Radios

Micro-Coax Releases New Space Flight Cable Assembly

Isolated Power Switch Enables Energy-Efficient Industrial-Automation Systems

Anite Launches Wi-Fi Channel Emulation Solution With Continuous 160-MHz Bandwidth Support

Silego Technology Introduces 3rd Generation 32.768-kHz Quartz Replacement Technology

High Performance, Multilayer Chip Antennas In Low Profile Packaging Available
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Featured Downloads

Switch Matrix Catalog
Dow-Key’s new switch matrix catalog offers the complete off-the-shelf solution for software controlled RF switches; allowing the user to switch between few to multiple input/output ports.

High-Performance Base Station Analyzer Datasheet
The BTS Master MT8221B is Anritsu's high-performance base station analyzer. From the ground up it has been designed to support both upcoming 4G standards and installed 2G/3G networks. The MT8221B’s platform provides a 20-MHz demodulation capability to support future 4G technologies such as LTE and WiMAX.

Thick Film Product Catalog
Thick film resistors from Mini-Systems are offered to fit a variety of hi-rel hybrid microelectronic applications and assure optimum performance where TCR, VCR, and operating power are critical factors.

Ceramic Components Selection Guide
This selection guide provides an overview of CTS Valpey’s ceramic components products. This includes their waveguide filters, monoblock filters, recess top pattern filters, and monoblock duplexers and diplexers.
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Featured Multimedia

Inter-Vehicular Communication (IVC) Study, Part 3
The antenna-to-antenna coupling between a pair of 5.9-GHz inter-vehicular communication (IVC) antennas mounted on adjacent automobiles is computed using Delcross Savant. The effect of a delivery van moving through their environment on a roadway is computed and animated, showing the variation in antenna link coupling.

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