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Power Inductors 101
 
By Tim Shafer, VP product marketing – Inductors, Vishay

Power inductors are defined loosely as inductors designed to handle more than one amp of current. They are typically used for energy storage in DC/DC converters or high-noise filter applications, including motor speed control, adjustable lighting, DC power conditioning, and more. This article delivers the basic information for understanding power inductors, their uses, and benefits.

Spotlight On Aerospace Technology
How To Meet AS9100 Requirements As A Defense Subcontractor
By Vlad Di Natale, dB Control

Since the construction and maintenance of aircraft involves a variety of products, quality and compliance become major concerns. For these reasons, manufacturers supplying the aerospace industry face the decision whether or not to become AS9100 certified.

Characterizing The Murchison Widefield Array Beam Pattern
By Altair Engineering

This case study focuses on this electronically steered phased array, where steering is achieved by introducing phase delays to each element in the array. The primary beam patterns in phased array antennas must be accurately known in order to correctly calibrate and image the data collected by the radio telescope.

Quartz Crystal-Based Oscillators: Low Phase Noise Characteristics
By Greenray Industries

Frequency signals generated by oscillators are essential to practically all modern commercial, industrial, and military technologies. All oscillator signals contain some level of noise, but many applications require a higher than average stability and lower phase noise that may only be provided by quartz crystal oscillators.

EM Simulation Software For Defense
By CST

Performance, reliability, and immunity are requirements that are typically at the forefront of an antenna’s design, but considerations in radiation hazards, lightning protection, stealth, and overall weight must also be addressed.

Leading The Way In The Broadband Component And Testing Industry

Krytar’s product line has expanded to meet the needs of its customer base and relies on partners who share a commitment to service. This case study discusses Krytar’s partner, Sunstone, and the advantages of working with them to deliver the highest quality customized products every time.

Teledyne Microwave Solutions' Value-Add Services Brochure

A leader in customer-defined value-add services, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) partners with the aerospace community to support military, space, and industry-level requirements through the life of the product.

RCS Of Hellfire Missile Using Remcom's Accelerated X3D Model

This article provides an example that details the setup and execution of RCS calculations using XGtd’s X3D PO MEC model and compares the predictions to those made using XFdtd.

Resources
Applications Of Remote Spectrum Monitoring
By Anritsu Company

Remote spectrum monitoring affects how governmental, regulatory, and commercial enterprises deal with interference within the licensed spectrum. This app note discusses the benefits of using remote spectrum monitors in many wireless technology applications.

Typical RF-Related Formula Conversion Guide

A.H. Systems offers an application note that delivers a list of conversion factors used for EMI, EMC, and RF applications. The paper also includes how they are derived and why they would be used.

Optocoupler Selection Guide

Skyworks Solutions offers a wide selection of up-screened and hermetically sealed high-reliability optocouplers, RF diodes, RFICs, and multi-chip modules (MCM) through their wholly-owned subsidiary, Isolink. 

L-3 Narda-MITEQ Solutions

L-3 Narda-MITEQ offers an array of active, passive, and multifunction components and products for SATCOM, space-borne, and safety testing applications. 

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Space-Qualified Assemblies
 

HUBER+SUHNER offers a number of innovative passive microwave products demonstrating superior mechanical and functional capabilities under the extreme conditions of space. These products are optimized for a number of space applications ranging from low earth orbit (LEO) to geosynchronous orbit (GSO), including unmanned missions and interplanetary unmanned vehicles.

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18 GHz, High-Power SPDT Switch
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