2022-10-10 - Rajan Bedi

Comparing space-grade memory technologies

Satellite and spacecraft sub-systems are increasingly using more and more on-board storage, and the choice of memory has a major…

2022-09-08 - Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip rad-hard FPGAs achieve MIL-STD-883 Class B qualification

Microchip has now achieved the first qualification milestone with its RT PolarFire FPGA.

2022-07-25 - Bill Schweber

Air taxis: largely about the batteries, but also much more

Battery-powered vertical take-off/landing taxis have potential, but some major power and ground-based problems.

2022-07-04 - Efficient Power Conversion Corp.

Rad hard GaN transistors from EPC targeted at demanding space applications

EPC's EPC7004 rad-hard GaN FET devices are suitable for space applications and other high-reliability environments.

2022-04-28 - Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip memory device targeted at space systems

Microchip's SST26LF064RT memory device is its second SuperFlash technology-based offering to be space qualified.

2022-02-28 - Rajan Bedi

DFM & DFA: Building your space-grade PCB right-first-time

To ensure your PCB is fabricated right-first-time, DFM and DFA require investment in time and effort.

2022-01-27 - Rajan Bedi, Spacechips

The impact of electronic component shortages on the global space industry

In the middle of a global pandemic, is it right for the space industry to request more wafers when there…

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…