This article presents the fundamentals and application of capacitors. What is a capacitor, and how do we select them? Techniques of selecting capacitors and things to consider when using capacitors are highlighted. Both practical examples and simulation are used to demonstrate the key points.
This paper provides an overview of how advanced-performance electrical safety testers address standards testing requirements for wire/cable/connector/harness/relay components in hi-reliability military and aerospace applications.
Fairview Microwave has launched its new line of double ridge waveguide components that are ideal for radar, wireless, and satellite communication devices, and for test instrumentation.
The fundamental circuit background is presented and illustrated by the resonance phenomenon in the non-ideal models of passive circuit components: capacitors, ferrite beads, resistors, and inductors.
This article analyzes the V-I characteristic of a varistor and shows it is more appropriate to treat the varistor as a current dependent resistance rather than the conventionally taught voltage dependent resistance. Spice circuit examples are given, based on a current dependent resistance varistor model.
Assessing the liability between the raw material suppliers, component suppliers, finished product manufacturers, installers, and maintenance personnel is a very difficult legal proposition.
This article describes the MOV circuit design sequence for the AC mains port overvoltage protection of pluggable type A equipment.
Resonances in components are a well-known topic for electronic designers when working in high frequencies (e.g. EMI/EMC). Do not forget to test your components with an impedance analyzer, especially if they are custom magnetic components.
Over the past 5 or 6 years, industry and university researchers have advanced the state of the art in system-level ESD simulation, and this article provided an overview of some of those activities.
Usually HF filters are designed using inductors with cores. In this way a medium/high inductance value is obtained in small size components. But using cores has a limitation.