COTS in space: the 100 percent testing risk

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 […]

Ohmcraft Surface Mount Resistors Ensure Safety and Reliability of Conductive Electrical Weapons

source: EINPresswire news ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2017 For more than 10 years, Ohmcraft has manufactured and supplied the high voltage chip resistors utilized in conductive electrical weapons (CEW). The devices, more commonly known as stun guns, have long been leveraged as a mode of protection for law enforcement, as well as […]

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

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.

Capacitors and Resistors with Extended Operating Temperature Range for GaN Applications– Development and Space Evaluation

source: Alter Technology, ESA ESTEC, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: During the last decade, a growing number of applications demanding higher power electrical consumption have emerged in some industrial sectors such as in the military, automotive or space ones. Consequently, electrical components with higher temperature range and rating voltage operation are needed. In addition, the good thermal […]

Embroidered textile antennas based on hybrid sewing thread

source: RICE, FEE, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: This paper presents a research focused on textile antennas which are made embroidered from a novel hybrid conductive sewing thread. Thanks to embroidery, which has been recognized as one of the most promising manufacturing techniques for integrating antennas into clothing, the antennas are […]

Feedback from an independant laboratory on passives components failure analysis from all industry sectors

source: Serma Technologies, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: SERMA TECHNOLOGIES is presenting failure statistics of all return parts analyzed during the last 5 years. For each family of passives components ( ceramic, tantalum, film capacitors and resistors) , percentage of defect will be given. The origin of defect (suppliers, board assembly process, or environment ) will also […]

Thick Film Chip Resistors: A Mass Market in Turmoil

source: D.Zogbi for TTI Market Eye article A current detailed analysis of the thick film chip resistor supply chain from raw material ores, engineered materials, substrates and pastes, unit production, distribution and consumption in each key product market reveals a market in turmoil entering the fourth quarter of CY 2017.