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Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Performance and Circuit Impacts

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Performance and Circuit Impacts

A growing number of applications, ranging from solar power converters all the way to miniature power supplies for highly complex processing cores, are starting to capitalize on the benefits of aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Aluminum electrolytics are also increasingly used to satisfy miniaturization demands in complex power tree applications like FPGAs powered by multiple voltages. And while it’s true that aluminum electrolytics also come with disadvantages, several of the more well-known ones are no longer true, and other perceived disadvantages can be reduced or eliminated by selecting newer components engineered to overcome some of the technology’s traditional shortcomings. Power Systems Design (PSD) December 22nd 2022

Harvest energy from sensors for reduced maintenance and improved safety

Harvest energy from sensors for reduced maintenance and improved safety

There are many places you could implement energy-harvesting (EH) sensors in factory automation and measurement applications. For example, remote or hard-to-access applications that currently rely on physical equipment inspections for status updates could be converted to a wireless sensor network, provided that there is enough energy nearby to capture and that the measurements are sufficient for making an informed decision. Control Design October 6th 2022

Advanced Capacitors Enable High-Efficiency Energy Scavenging

Advanced Capacitors Enable High-Efficiency Energy Scavenging

Advanced tantalum capacitors and supercapacitors are enabling advanced ICs to be powered by compact and low-cost energy harvesting and scavenging sources. These developments make possible maintenance-free control systems in IoT applications extending from remote monitoring to smart industrial point controllers, wearable electronics, and location tracking devices. Power Electronic Tips (An EE World Online Resource) EE World | Power & Energy Efficiency Handbook 2022 September 29th 2022

Protecting sensitive ICs in today’s electrified vehicles with multilayer varistors

Protecting sensitive ICs in today’s electrified vehicles with multilayer varistors

As e-mobility continues to expand, the automotive industry is presented with many design challenges, like fitting more robust electric motors, controls, and modules into a vehicle while maintaining reliability and signal integrity and reducing weight—where possible—to extend battery life and driving range. designing-electronics.com (DENA) May / June 2022

High-Temperature Capacitors Push Performance To 200°C And Beyond

High-Temperature Capacitors Push Performance To 200°C And Beyond

Capacitors are among the most widely used passive components in electronics, so naturally they find their way into many applications in harsh operating environments. In certain applications such as those in oil logging, jet aircraft, nuclear power generation, and other industrial applications, these components are subject to extremely high temperatures, often somewhere in the range of 180°C to 300°C. how2power.com March 2022

Polymer And Hybrid Styles Improve Performance And Reliability Of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Polymer And Hybrid Styles Improve Performance And Reliability Of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

The need for bulk capacitors is growing due to a combination of increased production levels of traditional electronics, circuit trends requiring high capacitance values on supply rails, distributed energy/energy harvesting trends and new electronic circuitry replacing non-electronic applications. The most visible examples of these are low-voltage ICs and electronics integrated into items as simple as everyday hand tools (cordless tools, electronic levels, etc.) to Wi-Fi-linked rain gauges, general-purpose IoT modules and more. Electronic proliferation is across all industry sectors and applications. how2power.com February 2022