Source: Nanotechweb.org news Low dielectric constant (or low-k) materials are promising for faster, smaller and higher performance electronics devices. However, most low-k materials available today are very porous, which makes them mechanically weak and unstable at high temperature. A team of researchers in the US and Korea has now made a 3D nano-architectured dielectric material […]
source: UCLA news UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.
source: Stackpole news Stackpole has announced its AEC qualified RTAN series which utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance.
source: Intelligent Aerospace article November 13, 2017 By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering The current European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) approach to the use of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in space applications continues to rely on heavy testing requirements. The official methodology […]
source: TTI Market Eye news 11/07/2017 // Dennis M. Zogbi. This MarketEYE article describes the structure of the defense and aerospace electronics sector as an end-use market segment for electronic components such as capacitors, resistors and inductors. The market has been stagnant from 2012 to 2014 due to government imposed sequestering in the United States, […]
22nd Annual Components for Military & Space Electronics CMSE Conference & Exhibition call for presentation has been extended until December 8th, 2017. The CMSE main website link is here.
Source: ESA, EPCI The 3rd edition of the Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) will take place at ESA\ESTEC from the 9th till 12th October 2018. European Passive Components Institute is a proud partner to the ESA SPCD 2018 event.
source: Electronics Weekly news Coilcraft’s has introduced a series of current sense transformers, operating up to 40A over 400Hz to 1MHz, and offering 4,000Vrms isolation voltage between the sense and output windings, using insulation reinforced to UL 60950-1.
source: EPS news There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges.
source: ASRC Federal Space and Defense (NASA), EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: Exposure of chip MnO2 tantalum capacitors to humid environments might result in increased ESR, leakage currents, and first turn-on failures. However, there is a lack of literature data on the effect of moisture on reverse bias behavior of the parts. The presence of moisture can […]