Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

February 2022
Space Industry's Smallest Rad-tolerant Network Attached Storage With Up to 1 TBytes
Aitech Systems has released the most compact network attached storage (NAS) device available for use in near earth orbit (NEO) and low earth orbit (LEO) space applications. The new S999 Aitech solid state drive (ASSD) is a 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) for high performance spacecraft data processing or d
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02/28/2022
Infineon Invests Over €2 Billion in New Frontend Fab
There was a time where the trend in the semiconductor industry was to move to a fabless strategy. Why bother with the expense of a fab and gaining the expertise in-house to take care of complex manufacturing, when you could easily subcontract to a specialist who’d make your chips cheaply and with higher yields t
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02/22/2022
EPC Space Announces Global Distribution Deal with Digi-Key for Rad Hard GaN Power Devices
EPC Space announced that Digi-Key Electronics will be a global distributor for EPC Space’s line of radiation hardened (rad hard) GaN-on-silicon transistors and ICs, packaged, tested, and qualified for satellite and high-reliability applications. Spanning a range of 40 V to 300 V, EPC Space offers a family
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02/14/2022
Programmable Electronic Loads Offer Cooling and Operating-Mode Options

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The proliferation of renewable-energy applications is driving an increasing need to test batteries, fuel cells, solar panels, and other devices that produce renewable DC power. An electronic load—typically programmable and designed to draw various and specified amounts of power from a source—is the ideal inst
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02/06/2022
System solutions for battery-powered applications: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series sponsored by Infineon; System solutions for robots and cordless power tool applications A move towards the future

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Introduction Very often we hear that today’s world is moving faster. Let’s take a moment to think about what this really means. We see things changing around us, no doubt about it. New apps, solutions, behaviors, habits, discoveries, implementations – there are plenty of innovative ideas that one cou
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02/04/2022
Commercial Space Station Could Host Low-Gravity Sports

Crew interior of the Axiom Station

Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.), which plans on shooting (part of) a Tom Cruise movie in low-Earth orbit, has announced an interesting addition to Axiom’s commercial space station – S.E.E. has tapped Axiom to build SEE-1, the world’s first content and entertainment studios and multi-purpose arena in
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Date:
02/04/2022
It’s All About Voltage Ratings

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Figure 1: Voltage distributes equally across inductor turns

Yes, voltage ratings for inductors. The popularity of molded composite core inductors has placed new emphasis on voltage ratings to ensure safe and reliable inductor operation. Molded-core inductors place the core material in direct contact with the windings, changing the way inductor windings are insulated. New circuit
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Date:
02/02/2022