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Start with the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera, which we summarised at the time by saying "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release TDI power system targets military applications from TDI Power: "Military power-supply specialist TDI Power has launched a three-phase, three-wire power system suited for shipboard and industrial applications where no neutral connection is available.".

In September 2010, we covered the news from Vicor - take a look at Brick Filter targets military ground vehicle apps which says: "Vicor has introduced the MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter, which is available as a standalone filter or integrated with the PRM Regulator Module for military ground vehicle and airborne systems applications.".

Take a look also at the news release from Wind River Systems, Embedded Development Kits enhance productivity, as well as Optically coupled isolators for harsh environments from Optek Technology, and Vehicle PC operates in extreme temperatures from American Industrial Systems.

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Trenton backplanes suit industrial display systems (July 2010)

The Trenton BPC7041 and BPC7009 industrial backplanes are now available for use in military and aerospace, virtualisation and video display systems.

FPGA IP core targets enterprise networking (July 2010)

Sundance has introduced its latest FPGA IP core, which is targeted at enterprise networking, telecom transmission and switching, storage and high-end military and defence communication systems.

NDK releases COTS frequency-control modules (May 2010)

NDK's COTS frequency-control modules are ideal for demanding environments such as defence communications, aerospace, down hole and maritime applications.

Power supplies added to Vicor military COTS range (April 2010)

Elements of Westcor's configurable power supplies have been added to Vicor's range of military commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

Portwell launches PQ7-M103XL Qseven module (April 2010)

Portwell Technology has launched the PQ7-M103XL, a Qseven open-standard module that offers a compact footprint and energy saving technology.

LCR releases 300V AC 50/60Hz COTS filter range (February 2010)

LCR Electronics' single-phase 300V AC 50/60Hz COTS filters are ideal for high-reliability applications as found in the lighting, military and medical industries.

ETXexpress modules feature S5 Eco power-off state (January 2010)

Kontron's ETXexpress family of COM Express computer-on-modules now includes three new ETXexpress-PC SKUs, adding support for the Mobile Intel GM45 Express and Mobile Intel GL40 Express chipsets.

Synqor releases off-the-shelf DC/DC converters (January 2010)

Synqor has announced the release of its Mil-COTS 28 series of isolated DC/DC converters, expanding its Milqor offerings for the military and aerospace industries.

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Further reading
  • NDK releases COTS frequency-control modules

    NDK's COTS frequency-control modules are ideal for demanding environments such as defence communications, aerospace, down hole and maritime applications.
  • Power supplies added to Vicor military COTS range

    Elements of Westcor's configurable power supplies have been added to Vicor's range of military commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
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