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13 Jan 09. The new LYNX range of microwave power dividers from Link Microtek offer a competitively priced solution for a wide variety of commercial and military applications, including mobile-phone infrastructure, satellite communications equipment and microwave test systems. Manufactured to exceptionally high quality standards, the new range includes numerous models equipped with SMA-type female connectors, covering the frequency range 0.5 to 18.0GHz, as well as several models with N-type connectors, which are specifically aimed at 0.8-2.5GHz communications systems. The devices are suitable for use as power dividers or combiners, and they provide first-class performance, with low insertion loss and VSWR, excellent phase and amplitude balance, and high isolation and power handling capability. LYNX is a new brand resulting from the collaboration of three leading European microwave representative organisations – Elexo of France, Globes Elektronik of Germany and Link Microtek of the UK – and the new power divider range can be obtained from any of the three LYNX partner companies.
12 Jan 09. Boeing Company has successfully completed the systemwide Critical Design Review (CDR) for its Family of Advanced Beyond line-of-sight Terminals (FAB-T) satellite communications program, paving the way for implementation of a new data capability. The CDR, which was conducted Oct. 28-30 for senior military, government and industry officials, demonstrated that the program’s requirements are well defined and understood, as required in the FAB-T contract managed by the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing Terminal Test team established log on, downlink, and uplink connections with a Milstar 6 satellite — a first step toward implementing Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite Extended Data Rate (XDR) capability.
13 Jan 09. PrismTech™ is releasing its OpenSplice™ DDS low-latency data distribution software as Open Source software licensed under LGPL licensing. This Open Source code base is supported by a range of optional subscription packages from PrismTech that include professional support, productivity and optimization tools, connectors, and other advanced product options. PrismTech is one of the pioneers and leading vendors of ‘packaged Open Source’ middleware and has a long and successful track record of providing CORBA solutions using this model. This initiative will leverage all of PrismTech’s expertise in this area to provide a superior DDS solution.
14 Jan 09. Rockwell Collins has successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) with representatives of U.S. military services for its Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT), a high-speed Internet Protocol-based network that will connect military platforms at the tactical edge.“This milestone is a major step toward supporting the nation’s goals of achieving next-generation, network centric warfare capabilities,” said Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Surface Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “The government reviewers were especially pleased to see the high level of maturity in the system’s design.” The TTNT CDR provided the U.S. military with a thorough review of the detailed design of the TTNT waveform. The review covered the waveform design and analysis details, subsystem configuration and performance, and overall integration, quality assurance and test planning for the TTNT waveform. The Rockwell Collins TTNT design features state-of-the art mobile, high-speed, ad hoc technology that will deliver simultaneous voice, data and video services, as well as the ability to increase capacity and networking features. TTNT also provides a high-throughput, low-latency solution for safety of flight and other applications requiring real-time information. TTNT is the most mature advanced tactical data link providing an airborne networking capability for warfighters that has been proven