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 […]

iPhone X fight for space using A11 chip with embedded passives

source: macrumours article As the launch of Apple’s iPhone X happened in November 17, eager users are set to enjoy battery life normally reserved for Apple’s Plus-size form factors in a phone more closely resembling a non-Plus variant in its dimensions. The reason for this advancement is not an energy density development, but rather a […]

Sumida Metal Hybrid Inductors Contribute Less Resistance, Maintain Small Footprint

source: ECN mag news Sumida Corporation has made a significant expansion to its lineup of Metal Hybrid Inductors, known as the CDMT40 series. The three additional values offer more than double the inductance values of the earlier introductions, while maintaining the same small footprint. A newly developed composite material draws on the unique characteristics of […]