2020-06-01 - Liam Keese

Why component integration matters for space-based PLL synthesizers

By integrating RF and synthesizer components into a monolithic RF IC, engineers can solve size and complexity design challenges in…

2020-05-21 - Andrew Baker

Ramping up medical device development against COVID-19

Companies designing and developing medical equipment are ramping up production of their products, especially in the face of this pandemic.…

2020-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: What makes the Amazon Fire TV Stick tick?

Cracking open the Apple Fire TV Stick is easy, but identifying all the components is a different story...

2020-05-08 - Bob Witte

Common op-amp circuits

These common op-amp circuits are useful for amplifying various analog signals. The ideal op amp model helps us understand how…

2020-05-05 - John Dunn

Design vs. manufacturing: A failed directional coupler

How would you react if a sample of your design came back with a major change?

2020-04-10 - Rajan Bedi

Does your spacecraft flash? Part 2: Introducing the RT PolarFire FPGA

RT PolarFire offers huge potential to advance re-configurable on-board digital processing for the space industry.

2019-12-16 - Ove Hach

Resistors: Know how they drift

Resistor values drift with time and temperature. Here's how to characterize and minimize the effects of drift in analog front…

2018-11-14 - Brian Santo

International roster of chip makers honored at World Electronics Achievement Awards

Announced at the Global CEO Summit on November 9, the awards honor innovation in a dozen different product categories in…

2018-08-23 - Rajan Bedi

Understanding space-grade semiconductor reliability and qualification

To deliver the next generation of satellite services, spacecraft manufacturers are exploiting ultra deep-sub-micron semiconductors. There are many qualification and…

2018-04-09 - Michael Dunn

There’s Gold in them thar chips

Some old ICs are commanding big bucks at auction. Feeling rich? Or perhaps there’s a treasure trove in your attic.