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Modular, reusable design is a design methodology that demands serious consideration. SpaceX have put the associated advantages to work with their Falcon family of spacecraft. The Falcon Heavy long-range heavy payload rocket, their latest effort, is built from existing Falcon models. Moreover, the Falcon rockets are engineered to land in a controlled manner, so that they can be reused for future missions. In their next mission, SpaceX will launch a Falcon - and land it - equipped with a reused engine. If successful, it will be another first for SpaceX, a name associated with pushing the limits of space exploration.
Without careful ground planning your mixed-signal PCB could end up producing errors or not work at all. Use some basic best practices get your mixed signal PCB on the right track. Also, take care to tailor your grounding system depending on how many mixed signal ICs it uses with these recommendations. Read on to find out more!
When it comes to technology, we never look back, always forward. Sometimes, though, it seems that the old technology just won't phase out. But is it really that simple? From the PCB design perspective, this blog will answer the question, why use through-hole mounting (THM) in printed circuit boards (PCB) when it seems surface mount technology (SMT) is the way to go?
Circuit replication, particularly in flat designs, presents several unique challenges that can be intimidating for any designer. Use a multi-channel design to efficiently replicate circuitry and routing data to successfully overcome the common challenges associated with flat designs.
Today, the new frontiers of spaceflight are explored by SpaceX. SpaceX is an ambitious venture to create a new reusable launch system and, ultimately, interplanetary travel. The most visible of these efforts is the Falcon series of rockets. Designed with the goals of reusability and reduced costs, the Falcon series is engineered around ease of manufacturing and assembly. What role does today’s PCB technology, and the computing power it brings, play in the world of SpaceX? Read on to find out more!
The innovation that most clearly signals the potential of the smartwatch is the LG Watch Sport’s ability to make phone calls and receive data without needing to be near enough to an anchor smartphone to connect. This turns the question “why would I need a smartwatch when I have a smartphone?” on its head. How about: “why would I need a smartphone when I have a smartwatch?” Read on to find out more!