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29 Nov 17. U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 communications capabilities with next-generation radio from Rockwell Collins. A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities. The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) expands on a long tradition of highly reliable, secure communication capabilities and upon final certification from the National Security Agency, will begin deployment to warfighter platforms. The radio system is a part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet™ family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units and complements the recently released PRC-162 two-channel manpack radio. Integrating the latest line of sight and networking waveforms, the ARC-210 provides connectivity for data, voice and imagery for both manned and unmanned applications.
“We heard, understood and are delivering the new communications capabilities being called for on the modern battlefield,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Users of the ARC-210 radio will benefit from the latest in secure communications technology, gaining a tactical advantage over the enemy.”
As the sixth-generation solution, the RT-2036(C) joins more than 45,000 highly reliable ARC-210 radios that are currently fielded across the globe.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. (Source: ASD Network)
29 Nov 17. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new AEC-Q100 (Grade 1) qualified dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch featuring low resistance of 0.37 Ω at 2.7 V and 338 MHz bandwidth in the compact 2.6mm by 1.8mm by 0.55mm miniQFN16 package. Ideal for both analog and digital signal switching in space-constrained automotive applications, the Vishay Siliconix DGQ2788A offers ultra flat resistance and parasitic capacitance to improve signal integrity and deliver higher bandwidth.
The device released today is the first in Vishay’s upcoming automotive series of analog switches designed to address signal switching requirements in the rapidly growing automotive segments of telematics, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), advanced diagnostics and engine control modules, traction and stability control modules, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. These applications require audio, video, bus, and communication interface switching to bridge and route signals.
While competing devices with similar resistance can only operate up to 4.3 V, the DGQ2788A offers an extended voltage range of 5.5 V to accommodate common 5 V industrial designs. It features 10 mΩ resistance flatness compared to the competition’s 500 mΩ, which results in THD of -100 dB — a 20 dB improvement. In addition, the DGQ2788A’s parasitic capacitance CON of 26 pF and COFF of 14.5 pF are 70 % lower, resulting in an over 3x higher -3 dB bandwidth of 338 MHz. Competing devices with optimized bandwidth can only operate in a narrow power range of 2.3 V to 3.6 V. The DGQ2788A’s switch gate controlled design