Military Embedded Systems

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)

Tim Meade serves as a systems design engineer for the CAES Space Systems Division where he is architecting space-qualified NAND flash, multi-gigabit-per-second interconnect, power management, and eFuse controller solutions. He has been with the company for more than 20 years. Tim earned a BS in electrical engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and an MBA in technology management.

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Standards-driven innovation: A perspective on SpaceVPX - Story

June 23, 2022

Standards-driven product innovation creates a symbiotic relationship between systems integrators and technology developers. As new component-level technologies are introduced, they enable faster, lower-cost, and improved SpaceVPX (VITA 78.0) platform implementations. SpaceVPX systems that utilize these new technologies will have an increased adoption and deployment rate, creating improved development investment returns for the component suppliers while enabling accelerated deployment and usage of the integrated SpaceVPX systems.

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Powering SpaceVPX systems – How to implement efficient standards-compliant solutions faster - Story

December 02, 2021

SpaceVPX undertakes a lot to deliver a lot: With so many profiles and configurations available, the devil is in the details when it comes to producing efficient, standards-compliant, power solutions. Supplying and muxing manifold power rails to payload slots through SpaceUM [utility module] is especially challenging due to the myriad of profile choices available and is further complicated in the smaller 3U form factor. The good news is that new, efficient space-grade power-conversion and control technology is making SpaceVPX/UM standards-compliant power supplies and power distribution more manageable, even in the small 3U form factor.

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