The Electronic section of the Engineering Group (EG) is involved in design and simulation of space hardware and software.
The performance of the scientific instruments designed and developed at SRON often depends on the quality of the analogue design. SRON employs a specialized subdivision for the design, simulation and verification of these analogue circuits. Its main objective is to design effective and efficient solutions to engineering problems in the realm of system engineering and analogue electronics.
The instruments designed and developed at SRON commonly incorporate digital logic as part of the electronics hardware. We design effective and efficient solutions to engineering problems in the realm of digital technology. The digital electronics team has developed expertise in the following areas:
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- Embedded Processing / System-On-Chip development
- Communication interfaces (SpaceWire, Ethernet, etc)
The extensive body of knowledge and experience in these three areas provides SRON with the capabilities to design advanced digital integrated circuits that are able to acquire, process, and distribute data using a wide variety of technologies and techniques.