source: Nichicon article In the automotive and onboard automotive-related areas, the performance of equipment such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) is progressing together with the advancement of space-saving mounting parts to ensure comfortable vehicle interiors. To this end, even individual capacitors must conform to harsh environments, miniaturization and high-capacity requirements. The latest technological trends […]
source: Dan Friedlander at Intelligent Aerospace article The procurement of electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components phase is common for all applications (commercial, automotive, military, space, etc.). Nevertheless, every application type has its own characteristics.
source: Power electronics article Acoustic imaging of high-voltage ceramic chip capacitors performs a non-destructive cross section through the capacitor—or, since the method is non-destructive, as many cross sections as desired. All of the imaging modes have the same purpose: to prevent flawed capacitors from causing field failures.
source: AVX news The 2018 Microelectronics Reliability & Qualification Working Meeting (MRQW) will take place February 6–8 & will address various topics concerning the reliability & qualification of microelectronics targeted for use in space systems
source: Intelligent aerospace news January 19, 2018 By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering A component becomes obsolete when the original component manufacturer stops marketing it. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components obsolescence hits the military, space, and commercial market. In the military, massive EEE components obsolescence occurred due in part to manufacturers’ decisions to […]
source: Power systems design news Supercapacitors are increasing in popularity amongst board-level components. In turn, there is now greater demand for supercapacitor reliability testing data, as sub-ppm component failure rates are critical for minimizing and eliminating PCB rework. Author: Eric DeRose, Field Applications Engineer; Bob Knopsnyder, Senior Development Engineer; and Bharat Rawal, Contractor/Retired Manager, BestCap […]
source: ECN article What are some of the driving forces in military system design that will necessitate improvements in battery technology? The design inspiration counts with capacitors to extend its operational life or harvest energy.
source: Intelligent Aerospace article December 8, 2017 By Dan Friedlander retired following 44 years in component engineering Dealing with electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components for any application is a complex, multi-disciplinary task. Those who are specialized in engineering should be aware of their creativity cost aspects. Design-to-cost (DTC) is a cost management technique to be applied from the earliest concept decisions. […]
source: Intelligent Aerospace article November 30, 2017 by Dan Friedlander Multiple articles I have authored on commercial off-the-shelf components in space applications have been met with more and more indications of fallacious, unpersuasive arguments. Some of the arguments are rooted in multi-year convictions, others are rooted in misunderstanding and/or misinterpretation of ambiguous, confusing, on-going official mixed […]
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 […]