The proving ground for multi-layer insulation materials Design How-To 6/25/2012 1 comment Engineers on a constant quest to reduce the weight of space vehicles will look to next-generation materials, replacing metals with fabrics that provide the same thermal and radiation protection while giving the spacecraft a fighting chance of survival outside the Earth’s atmosphere. This article will address current materials used, as well as a new generation of high-performing materials.
Skyworks switch targets GSM Product News 6/11/2012 Post a comment Skyworks has introduced the SKY13388-465LF, a 0.1 – 2.7 GHz SP4T switch with integrated logic decoder for GSM quad-band receive and diversity-antenna applications.
IMS2012 preview Design How-To 6/11/2012 1 comment Next week, the International Microwave Symposium opens in Montreal, Canada (June 17-22), and it promises to be an interesting venue, conference, and exhibition. Here's a run down of some of the things you can see at the show.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.