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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...