NASA Contractors Build on Shuttle Legacy for Artemis Moonshot
by Elizabeth Howell
...Smiths Interconnect supplies connectors and cables for multiple industries; for Artemis it is providing the data network running through the Orion spacecraft. [Gina] Prieto said that they are taking what they are learning from Orion and applying it to other customers that they are working with. "It's the same way, really, with all of our technologies. We build on what we know and make it better," she said...
July 18, 2019 – In the week that the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 taking man to the moon, Smiths Interconnect have their own space-related achievement to celebrate.
Smiths Interconnect’s high-speed D-sub connectors and harnesses were part of NASA’s successful Orion test flight to conduct a full-stress test of the Launch Abort System (LAS). The test proved that Orion could pull astronauts to safety in the event of an emergency during launch. The Orion LAS, with a mock-up Orion capsule, launched on a modified Peacekeeper missile from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to an altitude of about 6 miles. Travelling at nearly 1,000 miles per hour, the LAS pulled the crew module away from its booster and oriented it for splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more here and watch a short video of the test flight.
MACOM Announces New Wideband Amplifier Covering 30 kHz to 40 GHz for Instrumentation and Communication Applications
June 5, 2019 – MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced a new wideband distributed amplifier with the introduction of the MAAM-011275-DIE.
Offered as a bare-die, this amplifier is well suited for use in test and measurement (T&M) and communications equipment with broadband frequency coverage from sub-6 GHz to mmW. The MAAM-011275-DIE amplifier supports wideband operation from 30 kHz up to 40 GHz with typical gain of 15 dB. The input and output are fully matched at 50 Ω with typical return loss of 13 dB across the band.
MTE Offers Solutions to Ensure Power Quality in the Permian Basin
April 1st, 2019 – The Permian Basin, which is located in West Texas and New Mexico, has recently become the global hot bed of oil production. This is great for the local and national economy; however, it is causing some serious headaches for local utilities. As the fastest-growing oil region in the US, electricity demand in the Permian has grown 79% in the past year according to Oilprice.com. In order to maintain reliability, utility companies are starting to demand power quality improvements from producers.
The world’s first personal assistant that beams sound only to you
January 8, 2019 – Introducing the truly “personal” personal assistant device enabled by Audio Spotlight directional sound technology.
Holosonics is pleased to announce it has partnered with XMOS to produce a concept design for the world’s first voice-activated personal assistant device that listens to where you are – and then speaks only to you. By combining XMOS highly directional, VocalSorcery microphone hardware with Holosonics’ patented Audio Spotlight directional speaker technology, the concept for the first and only truly “personal” personal assistant has emerged.
December 10, 2018 – Smiths Interconnect announces today the release of its SpaceNXT™ Aurora Series, the first COTS Plus 2mm Hard Metric backplane connector, tested and qualified to ESA ESCC 3401 specifications.
The newly released Aurora family of Hard Metric backplane connectors is part of Smiths Interconnect’s SpaceNXT™ initiative, creating a broad range of high-reliability connectivity solutions that are readily available to the market and are pre-tested and qualified for next generation space applications.
XMOS selected as a finalist at the 2018 TechWorks awards
November 16, 2018 – We’re proud to announce we’ve been selected as a finalist in the Emerging Technology Company of the Year category at the TechWorks Awards 2018 – the highest accolade in the UK Deep Tech industry.
November 6, 2018 – Using over 50 years of high performance RF filter design and manufacturing experience, MtronPTI can provide field tunable bandpass cavity filters that could be used to tune desired signals while rejecting interfering signals in Air Navigation Systems Receivers.
MTE Corporation Introduces Line Extensions for Matrix® AP Harmonic Filters and SineWave Guardian™ Filters
October 31, 2018 – MTE Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-efficiency electrical power quality solutions for commercial and industrial applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of its best-in-class SineWave Guardian Motor Protection filter to 600V; 50/60Hz and its industry leading Matrix AP Harmonic Filter to 208-240V; 60Hz.