A dielectric material conducts minimal electricity, and provides an insulating layer between two conducting copper layers. The most common dielectric material is FR-4, but before selecting it for your board, you must carefully consider its properties. Continue reading “PCB Substrates: Knowing Your Dielectric Material’s Properties”
The world of electronics is about to explode or, should I say “implode,” the definition of which is “to collapse inward, violently.” This implosion will be driven by a serious size reduction or, huge improvements in the functionality of electronic products, resulting in the miniaturization of the printed circuit board.
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Sensor-Web Instruments Are Linked
NASA Airborne Science operates a fleet of aircraft in conjunction with orbiting satellites for Earth observations. In 2004, NASA started planning missions to employ constellations of instruments flying on those platforms that would mutually interact and communicate as a network with stations on the ground. Continue reading “NASA Case Study”