Nichicon Latest Technological Trends in Automotive Onboard Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

source: Nichicon article In the automotive and onboard automotive-related areas, the performance of equipment such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) is progressing together with the advancement of space-saving mounting parts to ensure comfortable vehicle interiors. To this end, even individual capacitors must conform to harsh environments, miniaturization and high-capacity requirements. The latest technological trends […]

Class II ceramic dielectrics: types, performance and applications

source: Capacitor Faks blog Class II dielectrics are made of ferroelectric materials. The most commonly used materials are alkaline earth titanates. Most Class II dielectrics are based on barium titanate (BaTiO3). These dielectrics exhibit less stability but higher volumetric efficiency than Class I types, and are very commonly used in electronic circuits for coupling, decoupling, […]

ECN 2018 Tech And Engineering Predictions

Source: ECN article Each New Year invites a host of achievements, inventions, and technological advancements. As we enter the early months of another year, industry experts share their opinions on what’s ahead for tech and engineering in 2018.

IPDs Reduce BOMs, Save Space & Improve Performance

source: EPS news Initially developed to replace discrete capacitors, resistors and inductors, integrated passive devices (IPDs) are having a kind of resurgence thanks to the development of ever-shrinking electronic devices that need to pack more electronics components into smaller spaces. These newer devices are far from simple capacitor and resistor arrays.

A user’s guide to snubber capacitors

source: Capacitor Faks blog Large voltage spikes are common in power circuits, especially during switching. Switching devices are exposed to large spikes during turn-off, and voltage suppression circuits are required to protect them. Circuits for protecting FETs, IGBTs and other switching devices from large voltage spikes produced during switching operations are commonly referred to as […]

Würth Elektronik eiSos presents its 2018 Product Catalog New & Innovative Passive Components

source: Würth Elektronik eiSos news Waldenburg (Germany), 13 February 2018 – Over 1000 pages long, the new “Passive Components 2018” catalog is now available from Würth Elektronik eiSos. The manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components presents its broad and significantly extended range in the categories of EMC Components, Power Magnetics and Signal & Communications – […]