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: 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 […]
source: Kemet Electronics, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: There are several grades of electronic components that depends on their long-term reliability and resistance to harsh environments, including commercial, automotive, high reliability COTS, and MIL. This paper describes the differences in qualification and testing requirements for different grades of Tantalum capacitors and how these differences affect the materials, […]
source: ESA, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: The presented presentation slides are prepared based on ESA long term experience with passive components use in space environment. Several failures and investigations during the last years linked with the use of commercial components or commercial manufacturing process are reported. We will share some lesson learn for the use of […]
Source: Power Electronics news Bill Schweber | Oct 12, 2017, For both active and passive devices, the negative of effects of thermal shock can be as detrimental as steady-state operation at extended temperatures.
source: SCHURTER AG, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: The aim of this article is to outline the differences between the high reliable ESA ESCC qualified and the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) fuse variants from SCHURTER AG for space and related applications. In this century, companies from the private sector have been pursuing business for space applications and setting challenging […]
source: ALTER Technology TÜV Nord, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: During the last decade, more than 1,480 satellites were put in orbit. However, the current forecast for the next 10 years is exceeding the number of 9,000 satellites. Many of these satellites will be based in the so called “New Space” concept, where an emerging demand of solutions […]
source: Electronic Design news Don’t risk design catastrophe. Choosing such a critical component demands intensive research on specs and capabilities of all similar device types. Brian Ward | Sep 07, 2017
source: Capacitor Faks article Why 27pF and not 25pF? Why do I need to use a 47µF capacitor instead of a 50µF device? We explain why capacitors (as well as resistors and inductors) have funny values.
source: Capacitor Faks article Safety certified capacitors are vital components for safety critical across-the-line and line-to-chassis applications. Our new infographic provides information on industry standard types and recommended manufacturers.