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 […]

Reinventing the inductor

source: article A basic building block of modern technology, inductors are everywhere: cellphones, laptops, radios, televisions, cars. And surprisingly, they are essentially the same today as in 1831, when they were first created by English scientist Michael Faraday.

‘Memtransistor’ brings world closer to brain-like computing

source: news In recent years, researchers have searched for ways to make computers more neuromorphic, or brain-like, in order to perform increasingly complicated tasks with high efficiency. Now Hersam, a Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, and his team are bringing the world closer to […]

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.

Highly reliable metal alloy resistors from TT Electronics are AEC-Q200 qualified

source: TT Electronics news Woking, UK, 20 February 2018 – TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has announced the LRMAP5930 series of low resistance, metal alloy current sense power resistors. With values down to 200μΩ and a corresponding power rating on standard FR4 PCB of up to 10W, the maximum […]

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.