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232 May 13. Oxley is exhibiting its LED vehicle lighting solutions and comprehensive components range at the 2013 DVD Show, taking place at Millbrook on 19-20 June. Oxley provides electronic components and a full range of LED lighting solutions across both vehicle and shelter applications. The range includes infrared vehicle lights and LED internal crew compartment and turret lighting systems. The latest interior lighting solutions include the EFL and the AC Combi Rev 3. Both product ranges have a low-profile design providing increased work space with a rugged, solid-state design that ensures transportation and deployment without fear of failure. In addition, they are both efficiently designed, requiring fewer units to light up a space, and with a high mean time between failures (MTBF), they are a reliable ‘fit and forget’ option. The Oxley components range includes high-performance, rugged LED panel lamps, interconnect solutions and an EMI filter range covering discretes, ceramic planar arrays and multi-ways, all of which are suitable for a range of military applications. The Oxley team look forward to welcoming visitors to stand C2-27 to gain information about the full range and discuss any specific requirements. Oxley’s UK master distributor Aerco will also be at the show and will be delighted to welcome visitors interested in the Oxley components range to stand C3-135. (Source: airforce-technology.com)

23 May 13. Northrop Grumman Corporation achieved a significant milestone by delivering its 8,000th LN-100 inertial navigation system (INS), which provides primary and backup navigation information for a variety of airborne and shipboard platforms. In production since March 1993, the LN-100 has been delivered to more than 70 customers worldwide and is in use on both tactical and transport aircraft, including U.S. Navy and Air Force platforms such as the F/A-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor, MH-60 Seahawk, P-3 Orion, EA-6B Prowler, E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, RC-135, T-45 Goshawk and multiple foreign military platforms. Northrop Grumman’s LN-100 is also utilized aboard remotely piloted aircraft, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator, as well as multiple shipboard platforms.

21 May 13. NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and BLF884PS — the industry’s first wideband Doherty power amplifiers capable of broadband operation (470 to 806 MHz). The new 70W DVB-T LDMOS designs bring the high-efficiency gains of Doherty topologies to broadcast transmitters, using NXP’s patent-pending architecture capable of operating over an ultra-wideband spectrum. Whereas traditional UHF technologies such as class AB typically reach only 30% efficiency, Doherty solutions are capable of reaching 45-50% power amplifier efficiency — a significant improvement. The ultra-wideband Doherty design uses NXP’s mature leading-edge 50V LDMOS technology, and the ruggedness of the BLF884P and BLF884PS make them ideal for digital broadcast transmitters. (Source: Yahoo!/Marketwired)

21 May 13. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MAGX-001214-500L00 gallium nitride-on-silicon carbide high-electron mobility transistor (GaN SiC HEMT) for L-band pulsed radar applications. The gold-metalized pre-matched GaN-on-SiC RF and microwave transistor provides 500 Watts of output power with 19 decibels of gain and 55 percent efficiency. The device also boasts high breakdown voltages, which allows for operation at 50 volts under more extreme load mismatch conditions, company officials say. (Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics)

20 May 13. U.S. Defense Department approves Apple’s iOS devices for its networks. Devices built around Apple’s iOS operating system — meaning iPhones and iPads — have been approve

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