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Assessing the Benefits of Tantalum Capacitors in Electronic Detonator Applications

Assessing the Benefits of Tantalum Capacitors in Electronic Detonator Applications

Assessing the Benefits of Tantalum Capacitors in Electronic Detonator Applications Written By: John Lee Abstract: Electronic detonators have revolutionized explosive applications by allowing precise control over detonation timing, increased safety, and improved efficiency. Since capacitors are indispensable in electronic detonators, choosing the right capacitor is crucial for ensuring system robustness. The emergence of Tantalum (MnO2) Capacitors has been a gamechanger. Tantalum capacitors offer excellent electrical characteristics and robust reliability, making them suitable for electronic detonator applications. This whitepaper delves into essential parameters for choosing capacitors, focusing on the benefits of integrating Tantalum capacitors. Electronic detonators are devices utilized for initiating explosive charges. Unlike conventional fuse-based detonators, electronic detonators offer precise timing, increased safety, and improved performance in various mining, construction,

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

TWA M39006 Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors deliver high-reliability, high-CV performance in harsh environment military, defense, avionics, and industrial applications and are now available with both M- & P-level reliability. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 24, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, announced that its TWA Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors have undergone additional qualification testing to MIL-PRF-39006, FSC 5910 and detail specification sheet MIL-PRF-39006/33, and have had their failure rate extended to include Level P (i.e., 0.1% per 1,000 hours). As a result, the revision of the Qualified Parts List (QPL) 39006 indicates failure rate levels M and P

KYOCERA AVX Launches Two New Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Series

KYOCERA AVX Launches Two New Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Series

The new SNA and SNL Series snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors are quick easy to install and deliver high-reliability, high-voltage, and high-CV performance over long lifetimes in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications with operating temperatures extending up to +105°C. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 17, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released two new series of snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors: the SNA Series and SNL Series. SNA and SNL Series snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors deliver high-reliability, high-voltage, and high-CV performance over long lifetimes. In addition, both series are lead-free compatible and RoHS compliant, rated for temperatures extending from -25°C to +105°C, and ideal

KYOCERA AVX Breaks Ground on New Facility for High-Quality, Low-Noise Quartz Crystal Frequency Control Products

KYOCERA AVX Breaks Ground on New Facility for High-Quality, Low-Noise Quartz Crystal Frequency Control Products

The new 49,000-square-foot manufacturing and design center will allow the company to produce millions of cutting-edge precision timing and frequency control products engineered to satisfy the rapidly evolving demands of global military, aerospace, industrial, communications, autonomous vehicle, and commercial drone applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 15, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation (Erie)’s new manufacturing and design center for high-quality, low-noise quartz crystal frequency control products. The new facility will be part of the Knowledge Park at Penn State Erie research and development hub for forward-thinking, knowledge-driven businesses, which is located on the Penn

IoT Satellite Connectivity Enabled by Small Ceramic Chip Antennas

IoT Satellite Connectivity Enabled by Small Ceramic Chip Antennas

IoT Satellite Connectivity Enabled by Small Ceramic Chip Antennas – Case Study Written By: Maria El Bacha & Carmen Redondo (KYOCERA AVX) | Brett Collis (EchoStar Mobile) Abstract: Traditional perceptions of satellite communications often conjure images of large antennas facilitating one-way communication. However, with the evolution of IoT satellite technologies, bidirectional communication and compact embedded antennas have become feasible, revolutionizing connectivity in remote and challenging environments. This paper explores the capabilities of EchoStar Mobile LoRaWAN® over satellite, highlighting the potential for bi-directional communication and the integration of KYOCERA AVX small chip embedded antennas within IoT devices. Through a case study, we demonstrate the functionality and effectiveness of this antenna solution in real-world applications, showcasing their role in advancing IoT satellite

New RES Series Radial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

New RES Series Radial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

The new RES Series radial-leaded wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors help industrial, communications, and consumer electronics manufacturers save board space in high-density PCB assemblies without compromising on endurance. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 3, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new RES Series radial-leaded aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The new RES Series wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors are engineered to deliver high CV values in small case sizes, long-lifetime endurance of 5,000–7,000 hours at 105°C, and high ripple current to help manufacturers save board space in high-density PCB assemblies without compromising on endurance. They are also lead-free compatible and compliant with the RoHS, REACH, and CA

New 0201 Fuses With the Industry’s Lowest Current Ratings

New 0201 Fuses With the Industry’s Lowest Current Ratings

With the release of the new 0201 Accu-Guard II Low-Current Fuses rated for 28mA to 200mA, KYOCERA AVX became the world’s first and currently only supplier of 0201 fuses rated for less than 150mA. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 27, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, extended its Accu-Guard II Low-Current Fuses with new 0201 case sizes that deliver the industry’s lowest current ratings. Accu-Guard II Low-Current Fuses utilize thin-film technology to achieve precise control over the components’ physical and electrical characteristics — beyond what’s possible with standard fuse technologies — and deliver extremely low current ratings in compact 0603, 0402, and new 0201 packages.

New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels | AEF Series

New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Qualified to Industrial Endurance Levels | AEF Series

The new surface-mount AEF Series wet aluminum V-chip capacitors are available in 11 different case sizes with capacitance and voltage ratings spanning 2.2–470μF and 6.3–400VDC. They exhibit industrial endurance and low DCL, ESR, and impedance and are ideal for high-density industrial and consumer electronics applications including lighting and DC/DC converters. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 20, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has released the new surface-mount AEF Series wet aluminum V-chip electrolytic capacitors, which are designed for industrial and consumer electronics applications with high-density PCBs and qualified to industrial endurance levels. The series is available in 11 different case sizes spanning 0608 to 1216

Card Edge Connectors for Lighting Applications

Card Edge Connectors for Lighting Applications

Card Edge Connectors for Lighting Applications Written By: Raul Saucedo Abstract: For more than 50 years, the PCB edge connected circuit card has been a mainstay in both desktop and server computers. The traditional arrangement of backplanes and motherboards with numerous card edge slots allowed for configurability and expansion in a rapidly advancing industry. The natural result was an evolution of edge card connector technology focused on higher contact densities and improved electrical performance to try and maximize speed and throughput. More recently, card edge connectors have taken on a new role in the world of solid state lighting (SSL) as the LED has become the dominant source of efficient illumination. LED lighting can be split into two broad categories:

New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors with Commercial-Level Endurance Ratings | AEK Series

New Wet Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors with Commercial-Level Endurance Ratings | AEK Series

The new surface-mount AEK Series wet aluminum V-chip capacitors are designed for industrial, commercial DC/DC, and energy storage applications with high-density PCBs. They exhibit low ESR, low impedance, and endurance of up to 3,000 hours at +105°C and are available in 12 case sizes with capacitance values and rated voltages spanning 1–1,000μF and 6.3–400VDC. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 14, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has released the new surface-mount AEK Series wet aluminum V-chip electrolytic capacitors, which are designed for industrial, commercial DC/DC, and energy storage applications with high-density PCBs and qualified to commercial endurance levels. The series is available in 12 different

New Range of Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

New Range of Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

The new high-current load dump varistors are an extension of its TransGuard Automotive Series, which has been proven to provide reliable bidirectional overvoltage protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in automotive electronics applications for more than 20 years. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 4, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new range of load dump varistors as an extension of its trusted TransGuard Automotive Series. KYOCERA AVX TransGuard Automotive Series varistors are innovative, zinc-oxide-based ceramic semiconductor devices that provide bidirectional overvoltage protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in a single, space-saving SMT package qualified to AEC-Q200 and backed by more than 20 years of proven performance in

New 9159-600 Series Dual-Row, Inverted Through-Board Card-Edge Connectors

New 9159-600 Series Dual-Row, Inverted Through-Board Card-Edge Connectors

The new 9159-600 Series satisfies new customer demand for a single-piece through-board solution for dual-sided PCBs and persistent customer demand for compact, robust, reliable, and cost-effective card-edge connectors with more contacts. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 29, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has further expanded its line of single-piece card-edge connectors with the release of the new 9159-600 Series dual-row, inverted through-board card-edge connectors. Developed as an extension of the 9159-500 Series single-row, inverted through-board card-edge connectors, the new 9159-600 Series satisfies customer demand for a single-piece inverted through-board solution for dual-sided PCBs and is currently unique in the market. These new dual-row inverted

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs Written By: Ajay Saini Abstract: The term “medical device” covers a broad spectrum of electrical equipment, ranging from small implantable stimulators to room sized MRI machines. This equipment is typically broken down into three classes based on the safety implications of possible failure modes. Class I devices present minimal potential for harm to the user and are often simpler in design. 47% of medical devices fall into this class, and 95% of these are exempt from any special regulatory oversight. Once appreciable safety concerns come into play, the device is elevated to Class II status. Class III devices require the utmost scrutiny and are subject to intense regulatory oversight, putting them into a category of

KYOCERA AVX Participating at TEK.day 2024

KYOCERA AVX Participating at TEK.day 2024

TEK.day 2024 TEK.day is a one-day event dedicated to people professionally involved in electronics design and production. The meeting combines a table-top fair with a number of interesting lectures and accompanying events. First of all, TEK.day is a trade fair. 178 stands of key distributors of electronic components, machines used in the PCBA process, EMS and other companies whose services you may need when designing and producing electronics. Come, refresh relationships with existing partners and meet new people from the industry. Thirsty for knowledge? Need inspiration? Take a look at the schedule of lectures prepared by our substantive partner EMC4B and leading companies in the industry. You will definitely learn something new and leave the meeting with many ideas. The

New TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus Conductive Polymer Capacitors

New TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus Conductive Polymer Capacitors

The new, high-reliability defense-spec capacitors exhibit high CV, very low ESR and DCL, stable, high-frequency capacitance retention, long lifetime performance, and a benign failure mode in demanding military, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 13, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus conductive polymer capacitors. These new high-reliability conductive polymer capacitors are engineered for use in demanding military, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications, including power supplies and filtering circuits, and compliant with the new DLA 04051 military specification. TCD Series conductive polymer capacitors are currently available in two case sizes (EIA 1210 and

Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC)

Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC)

Join Us At The Beach! The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference; APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics: Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converters in their equipment Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipment and systems Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronics Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics