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.

2021-04-29 - Mark Pitchford

Ending the confrontation between functional safety and Agile software

When it comes to confrontation between the functional safety and Agile software worlds, there is truth on both sides and…

2021-04-16 - EEWeb

Modular power addresses increased demands in aerospace and defense applications

Increasing DC/DC converters' power density in the MIL-COTS market has tremendous benefits, including a reduced budget for size and weight…

2021-03-24 - Rajan Bedi

Ka-band ADCs and DACs enhance satellite communication

Ka-band ADCs and DACs offer the potential to extend software-defined radio to software-defined microwave for satellite communication.

2020-12-24 - Victor Wollesen

Satellite navigation and Software Defined Radio

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) refers to systems that use satellites in orbit to assist earth bound devices in determining…

2020-10-26 - Rajan Bedi

Space-grade FPGAs can be re-programmed in-orbit

Re-programming SRAM and flash-based space-grade FPGAs in-orbit offers flexibility to change functionality and improve system performance in response to changing…