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.

2021-08-05 - 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…

2021-07-01 - Micah McDaniel, Texas Instruments

Developing the first orbiting IC

Bob Cook had a knack for trouble-shooting semiconductors. Jack Kilby tapped Cook as TI's lead engineer on an early NASA…

2021-06-25 - Chris Hart

Rad-hard silicon still the benchmark in space electronics

This article looks at the different aspects of circuit design to better understand the tradeoffs of choosing COTS or rad-hard…

2021-05-14 - Mahsa Kia

A comprehensive way to use bonding to improve RF performance of low noise amplifiers

This article presents a unique solution and process education to improve RF performance via bonding.

2021-05-10 - Charles Hymowitz and Paul Ho

Follow the guidelines for resistor aging

Reconsider using 0.5%, or even 1%, for MIL-PRF-55342 resistor aging; it is probably not supportable.