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14 Aug 14. New termination is suited to demanding environments. The new AMCOL-1-T medium-power coaxial termination from Link Microtek is particularly suitable for use in HF and VHF systems that are deployed in demanding environments where installation and maintenance may be carried out with gloved hands. Designed and manufactured at Link’s premises in the centre of Basingstoke, the new device safely absorbs RF signals in the frequency range 10-100MHz and is fitted with a TNC male connector incorporating a coarse-ribbed M27-threaded collar to ensure secure mechanical attachment. The 50-ohm termination provides excellent performance over its specified frequency range, with a power-handling capability of 25W CW, a maximum VSWR of 1.2:1 and an operating temperature range of -40 to 70degC. Equipped with an anodised aluminium heatsink to ensure optimum thermal dissipation, the AMCOL-1-T device has overall dimensions of 125 (L) x 40 (D) mm. For applications where a non-standard product is required, Link is able to design and supply bespoke terminations to meet customer specifications with regard to performance, materials, dimensions and choice of connector. There are no minimum order quantities.
20 Aug 14. ODU USA announced the launch of their ODU AMC® protective caps that offer the greatest protection and flawless function for all the soldier modernization programs that require innovative, robust and secure connector solutions. Designed especially for military and security technology ODU AMC – Advanced Military Connector meets all requirements of the future. The connectors are involved in many different sectors of the defense and military market, e.g. soldier communication systems, various “Soldier of the future” programs, radio systems, etc. This extremely robust metal circular connector series satisfies every demand when it comes to loading capacity and transfer reliability. The low weight, low-reflection surface, excellent EMC properties and compact construction make these connections ideal elements for military and security technology. Whether for unmated interfaces on the device or for the cable side, ODU AMC protective caps ensure fast and trouble-free handling of the connections and overall system. They protect ODU AMC connections from water, sand and dust under the most adverse conditions and extreme environmental influences. In addition to the customary high-level protection function, the resistant caps also guarantee EMC protection up to 55 dB. Normally covers made of metal are used for this purpose. Although such covers prevent disturbances, they generate unwanted noise and possible damage if they strike against neighboring devices. The ODU AMC protective caps use a special resistant plastic with particles. The EMC protection up to 55 dB guarantees trouble-free operation – quietly and reliably. The ODU AMC protective caps have been designed especially for the AMC series – both ODU AMC Standard and ODU AMC Easy-Clean. The caps’ mounting satisfies all market requirements and customer wishes. They are attached to a 200-mm long, fire-proof cable with the help of a dark crimp barrel. The customer can individually and flexibly adjust the other side of the cable to the desired length with the help of a second crimp barrel and a lug. Upon request, the specialists from this independent, medium-sized company can naturally also produce the second cable end or adjust the length of the cable exactly. “We give our customers’ wishes and needs top priority,” Günther Rohr, Global Portfolio Manager at ODU promises, “so that in the future, ODU will still be satisfying the highest demands in the military sector and ensuring a perfect connection.” (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
31 Jul 14. The Wideband Small Tactical Terminal (STT) (KOR-24A), co-developed by ViaSat Inc. and Harris Corporation has been c