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    The Global Space-Electronics Company

    On-Board Processing Products, Design Consultancy in Space Electronics, Technical Marketing, Training and Business-Intelligence Services

    Winner of New Company of 2017 & High-Reliability Product of 2016, 17 & 18

Latest Blog Articles

Fast, High-Capacity, Endurant MRAM for Space Applications

MRAM offers the space industry the speed of SRAM, a density approaching DRAM, the non-volatility of flash memory, unlimited read/write endurance and low power consumption. These on-board storage benefits will enable new use cases for satellite applications.

DFM & DFA : Building Your Space-Grade PCB Right-First-Time

Your customer wants tested hardware next month and you have budget for a single PCB spin: before sending your ODB++ or Gerber artwork, there are important Design-for-Manufacturing (DFM) checks to ensure your layout complies with formal standards, the fabricator can make it and your new bare-board is returned right-first-time. There are also Design-for-Assembly (DFA) checks to verify your sub-contractor can reliably place parts onto the PCB - I will not sign-off a new build until DFM and DFA have passed!

The Impact of Electronic Component Shortages on the Global Space Industry

Covid-enforced production stops of raw materials, the soaring demand for work-from-home and home-learning devices, and the continued growth of the space market, has resulted in supply-chain issues such as component shortages, 70-week lead-times, higher prices and postponed launches.


Kenneth Wilson

Jul 14, 2022 03:58:06
Thank you for writing and sharing the article on right first time PCB design for space application, it's very informative

Older Select Blog Posts

Rajan’s award-winning blog on Space Electronics, Out-of-this-World Design, is being read by 19,000 people every month and has been viewed almost eight million times. Articles have been hosted by EDN since 2013 and selected posts can be viewed by hovering and clicking the images below:

New Company of 2017 and High-Reliability Product of 2017

High-Reliability Product of 2016

International Company of 2018

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