Welcome to this installment of EE Classroom on Aerospace and Defense
Terms such as harsh environment, high-precision, radiation-hardened and tolerant, extreme temperature, humidity, and mechanical stress are fundamental in the aerospace and defense electronics lexicon — but can be downright cringe-worthy to the engineers designing the critical systems and subsystems for that market. The demand for greater precision, too, means electronic components such as PLLs and buffers for clock synchronization, for example, must meet stringent tests and those testing solutions must be flexible yet sophisticated enough to stay ahead of rigorous requirements.
In this classroom, you will find resources that can help you stay ahead, too. These include tutorials on how to choose an integration level for PoL applications and deciding what type of data converter best suits your application. Check-in to some 101 “classes” on the evolution, future, and challenges of designing satellites and refresh your background on the tiny but critical timing components. Find the answers to your frequency asked questions around testing for phase noise and jitter and radar-signal simulation in three technical-basics articles. Finally, check out the links from our sponsor that offer key reference designs around communications and radar and other carefully curated and relevant technical resources.
Designing for critical aerospace and defense application is not a space you can afford to get lost in. Consider this classroom a resource guide to staying on track — and ahead — in your design journey.
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