Circuit designs exploiting the increased energy storage provided by supercapacitors require more careful consideration of the increased power handling than that of batteries when charging these devices. The unique composition of electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLC) inherently allows them to withstand large currents. Table 1 is a brief list of… Tech Briefs | Battery Technology May 2021
The integration of smarter and more densely interconnected electronics into virtually all aspects of daily life has led to massive performance enhancements and increased efficiencies that are significantly improving user experiences and productivity, as well as actively pushing the envelope of technological capabilities and extending the bounds of current possibilities. With examples ranging from the rapid evolution of personal automobiles to out-of-this-world advances in aerospace technologies, the trend toward increased electrification, digitization, and automation highlights the growing need for complex control networks capable of performing at high speeds with absolute reliability. Both the automotive and aerospace electronics industries… Microwave Product Digest (MPD) May 20, 2021
Chris Anderson chats with Ron Demcko of AVX about AVX’s ultra-miniature MLCCs and their high-reliability tantalum polymer capacitors.
AVX Fellow, Ron Demcko, joined Jason Lomberg on the Power Systems Design podcst and discussed Formula E and the ways AVX can make a difference for the Dragon/Penske Autosport car and electric vehicles in general.
WE Founder and President Jackie Mattox chats with Bob Gourdeau, VP Sales Americas at AVX. Bob describes his journey through the industry, having served in various positions along the way, to now celebrating 8 years with AVX. Bob shares the commitment and investment AVX places on women in leadership and openly discusses the challenges women face in a mature, male-dominated industry. Bob describes the importance of taking risks to hire the best candidate for the position, and also how the key mentorship principles that his father gave him early-on have helped him to this day in his career journey, 36 years later. Jackie Mattox continues the conversation with Bob Gourdeau, industry veteran, regarding important leadership discussions leading into 2021
AB Elektronik’s sensor portfolio includes custom and standard sensor systems and control units. With over 30-years experience in automotive specific sensor solutions, the company develops and provides solutions for … Electronics Sourcing December 1, 2020 https://electronics-sourcing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ESNA-Dec20-Online.pdf
Hosted by Jeff Shepard, EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” into “Power Converter Output Filter Capacitors” with Eduardo Drehmer (ED), Director of Marketing Film Capacitors & Power Quality Solutions with TDK Electronics, Norton Brissac (NB), Sr. Marketing Manager for Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors with TDK Electronics and Daniel West (DW) Field Application Engineer with AVX Corp. JS: Which capacitor technology is best suited for output filtering in inverter designs? What key specifications are key for capacitors in inverter output filters? DW: Ceramics are ideal, and safety certifications are the key specification to look out for… Power Electronic Tips October 15, 2020 https://www.powerelectronictips.com/power-converter-output-filter-capacitors-virtual-roundtable-part-2-of-2/
Hosted by Jeff Shepard, EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” into “X and Y Safety Capacitor Applications” with Eduardo Drehmer (ED), Director of Marketing for Film Capacitors & Power Quality Solutions with TDK Electronics, Inc. and Daniel West (DW), Field Application Engineer with AVX Corp. JS: What are the most confusing aspects of X and Y safety capacitor specifications for designers? DW: Keeping up with classifications and certifications, knowing where they should go and which are interchangeable can be very confusing for designers. In addition,… Power Electronic Tips October 15, 2020 https://www.powerelectronictips.com/x-and-y-safety-capacitor-applications-virtual-roundtable-part-1-of-2/
Although effective EMI filtering is particularly important in high-reliability electronics applications with low-power signals, strict signal fidelity demands, and a high cost of failure, such as satellites and pacemakers, it also plays a critical role in commercial applications that require sensitivity to low-power signals in noisy environments, like instrumentation equipment. To protect electronic circuits from interference, device designers often employ… Interference Technology October 14, 2020 Check out the featured article on page 17. https://interferencetechnology.com/2020-emc-fundamentals-guide/ MORE ABOUT EMI FILTERS EMI Filtering for High Reliability Applications EMI Filters Catalog
Advances in multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing have led to significant improvements in the voltage and capacitance capabilities of miniature case size capacitors. These advances have extended to ceramic discoidal capacitors, which are employed in most bulkhead-mounted EMI suppression filters. They are now available in smaller packages and make the control of EMI in space- and weight-constrained aerospace applications easier and more reliable. Currently, discoidal capacitors can be manufactured with outer diameters as small as 0.050” with as much as 5,000pF of capacitance. They also have equivalent models, which helps ensure effective… Signal Integrity Journal October 6, 2020 https://www.signalintegrityjournal.com/blogs/12-fundamentals/post/1894-miniature-bulkhead-emi-filters-for-aerospace-applications