Development of new approaches to the electrical test: On line test, embeded test lab, ..., etc. There is a tendency, and a need, to test electronic components and systems remotely, trying to determine their behavior and characteristics in a wide range of situations. This task includes the ability to monitor certain variables and their possible variation: current, temperature, ..., etc., to be able to execute parametric and functional test tests in line on digital, analog and mixed signal circuits. These methodologies have a great value in order to perform environmental and reliability tests, even considering the use of new test platforms such as in-flight tests with cubesat, ..., etc.
Design of printed circuits and integration of test systems. It is easy to understand that the high performance offered by new electronic devices demand test environments with even superior features that allow measurements without introducing "artifacts" that may affect the results. This process is becoming a challenge, especially when we take the technology to limits of frequency, speed, volume of data, etc.
Development and validation of test environments dedicated to non-standard EEE Parts The world of electronic devices is a very extensive discipline, covering a wide range of products with very different characteristics and testing needs. Some of them require dedicated test approaches that are specific to the function, technology and failure modes of each device. For example, the harmful effect that certain current impulses can generate on tantalum capacitors is known, which makes it necessary to design a test environment that allows analyzing this effect.
Physical Analysis and Materials It is well known the negative effect that radiation can induce on electronic components and systems. There is a wide variety of effects that depend on the radiation environment (type of radiation: gamma, protons, cosmic rays ...) and the type of technology and devices used. In this section we work to develop better tools to perform radiation tests, we will perform tests to understand and characterize the radiation phenomena on different technologies, exploring simulation tools and developing mitigation techniques to improve the radiation tolerance of different instruments electronic.
It is well known the negative effect that radiation can induce on electronic components and systems. There is a wide variety of effects that depend on the radiation environment (type of radiation: gamma, protons, cosmic rays ...) and the type of technology and devices used.
During the visit of the students in the facilities located in La Cartuja, they did not only have the opportunity to visit the facilities and laboratories, but they were also introduced to the company and were shown an example of the type of activities we carried out , using the SAOCOM satellite as reference.
Through the Cátedra program, Alter Technology has supported the University of Seville to present itself to organize one of the most important events of Education for Space applications.. “Host organization of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities” during the year 2019. We are still waiting for the resolution, here you can see the information of the 2nd Symposium, which was organized by Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in April 2018.
Our workmate Maria Teresa Rodriguez presented on September 25th her TFG that was Qualified with Honors. The work dealt with the "SPADE: Smartphone Platform for Acquisition of Data Experiment" project, in which Alter Technology supported the initiative carrying out the necessary environmental tests
Alter Technology has participated in the CVA Summer School that took place at the University of Seville from July 16th to August 10th with the presentation: "Design and Qualification of Space Electronic Components". The event was followed by students from different engineering schools from 5 countries influencers in the space sector such as France, Germany, Italy, ....
Presentation of two TFG July 12, 2018 Within the framework of the activities of the University Chair Alter Technology - University of Seville, two students of the School of Engineering of Seville have developed their curricular practices in our company and the activities developed have been presented as final degree projects, necessary to complete their training cycles.
Alter Technology had an active participation in the Meeting on Engineering and Employment (ESIEM), which was held on April 25, 2018. This type of journeys with the university students of the last years of career or recent graduates, allows us to establish a closer relationship with them.