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20 Jan 15. GE’s Intelligent Platforms business announced the high performance DAQMAG2A Rugged Display Computer. Designed to minimize cost, risk and time-to-market for prime contractors, systems integrators and OEMs developing sophisticated video capture, processing and transmission applications with multiple inputs and outputs, it is qualified to the DO-160G Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment standard. The DAQMAG2A Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) has already been successfully deployed by AgustaWestland on the AW189 and AW101 helicopters and by FLIR Systems Inc. The high TRL (Technology Readiness Level 9) of the DAQMAG2A means systems integrators can select it with confidence to concentrate on solving more important challenges such as integration into the higher level system, application development/port and so on. “We see a clear trend from systems integrators who are no longer prepared to take the risk of consuming valuable in-house resources – and incur unnecessary time, effort and expense – in the relatively low level task of taking individual boards and putting them together into a system before being able to begin their software development,” said Simon Collins, Product Manager at GE’s Intelligent Platforms business. “The DAQMAG2A enables them to eliminate that risk, get their product to market faster and increase their competitive advantage while focusing resources where they can leverage their core competencies to add real value.”
The DAQMAG2A has a rich video I/O set, enabling it to be connected to a variety of video inputs and outputs. These video connections support standard definition, high definition, and computer resolutions up to 1,600 x 1,200.The hardware can connect to most industry standard analog and digital formats including HD/SD SDI, NTSC and PAL as well as RGB including sync-on-green standards. At the heart of the DAQMAG2A is a choice of Intel Core i7 processors, 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM and 8 GBytes of Flash memory. Also provided is a 64 GByte Solid State Disk (upgradable to 256 GBytes) with AE-128 hardware encryption for the data and the ability to purge the data, if necessary. The DAQMAG2A supports three Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, four USB ports, two serial COM ports and audio line in/out on the front panel.
21 Jan 15. Astrodyne Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, now offers a high power density COTS AC/DC converter in its Super MegaVerter series. The high efficiency sMV500 family provides 500 W of power. Ideal for use in the most rigorous requirements of mil/aero COTS and other thermally challenging applications, this new power supply uses an IMS metal baseplate, planar transformers and surface mount construction to produce maximum power density and performance. The unit features a high power density in excess of 90 W/in³, high typical AC to DC efficiency in excess of 90% at 230 VAC and an adjustable output voltage ranging from 60 – 120% of Vo. The unit has output Vo of 12 Vdc, 28 Vdc and 48 Vdc. The power supply module comes in an industry standard 4.6” x 2.4” x 0.5” footprint, has an input range of 85 to 265 VAC and a frequency range of 47 to 440 Hz. Jerrold M. Hornstein, director of business development, mil/aero, Astrodyne-TDI said, “The sMV500 family of products offer an all-in-one 500 W, AC/DC solution with efficiencies in excess of 90%, active PFC and supports AC input frequencies of 47 to 440 Hz in a full brick form factor (4.6”x2.4”x0.5”). Our recent introduction of a 12 V model extends the family range and opens new opportunities in military, commercial avionics and other thermally and shock and vibration challenged applications.” Astrodyne’s sMV500 features over temperature, over voltage as well as over current and short circuit protection. The unit has a baseplate operating t