2021-12-30 - Brian Dipert

2022 tech themes: A look ahead

Having recently reviewed the past year, our intrepid engineer now tackles forecasting the hot topics of the year ahead.

2021-12-29 - Rajan Bedi

MPUs and FPGAs for intensive, in-orbit, edge-based computation

With the amount of on-board data predicted to increase exponentially, what type of processor should you use for intensive, edge-based,…

2021-12-07 - Renesas Electronics Corp.

Renesas expands satcom portfolio with active beamforming ICs

Renesas has expanded its portfolio of mmWave LNAs and Tx BFICs with the introduction of three new dual-beam active beamforming…

2021-10-21 - Rajan Bedi

Keeping space chips cool and reliable

Next-gen space-grade semiconductors will consume almost 100W, but with junction temperatures remaining the same, removing this heat is paramount for…

2021-09-17 - Rajan Bedi

Satellite spectrum management and link-budget analyses

Link-budget analysis allows you to specify the performance of receivers and transmitters, and ensure there is sufficient margin between the…

2021-08-19 - T.J. Fure and Gabino Alonso, Analog Devices Inc.

A new era in space products: Radiation tolerant commercial space devices

The demand for innovation in space products has never been higher.

2021-08-16 - Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip baseless power module family improves aircraft electrical system efficiency

Microchip has developed the first aerospace-qualified baseless power modules enabling higher-efficiency, lighter and more compact power conversion.

2021-08-11 - Rajan Bedi

Hardware design considerations for space-grade DDR4

DDR4 will allow the satellite industry to offer higher-throughput on-board processing and increased acquisition times.

2021-08-05 - Javier Valle and Adrian Helwig, Texas Instruments

Why radiation hardness matters for point-of-load converters

Space-qualified FPGAs bring with them challenging voltage regulation requirements.

2021-07-16 - Rajan Bedi

Satellite avionics grounding and design for EMC

Many manufacturers of satellite sub-systems don't have a grounding or design-for-EMC strategy to reduce EMI emissions and sensitivity to external…