Electronics Insight

Learn more about developments in the electronics market, new reference designs and special hints. Electronics Insight is all about components, Design-In and applications.

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Oct 18, 2019 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

The Merging of SI, PI, and EMI

Discussion on trends in signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and EMI in the next five years

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Aug 8, 2019 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

Strategic Obsolescence Management Starts During Design-In

Many companies tend to neglect the issue of obsolescence. But this could cost them dearly, and this trend is continuing.

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Jul 21, 2019 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

How to Know Which USB is the Right Choice for Your Design

A, B, C, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, mini, micro – how do you know which is the best? Which should you use? Würth Elektronik is here to help you answer that question!

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Jul 12, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

The Best Alternatives to High-Capacitance MLCCs

If you have been keeping tabs on the MLCC market (or have read our most recent blog post), you know there’s a massive shortage of high-capacitance multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) and resistors right now.

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Jun 28, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

“There’s A Shortage Of High-Capacitance MLCCs: Here’s Why”

The passive component market is currently facing a shortage of MELF, mini MELF, and micro MELF resistors. The emerging use of e-Mobility and electric vehicles (EV) are only intensifying the issue.

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Jun 18, 2019 (Electronics Insight, EMC Components)

Mind The Gap … That Might Open If You Neglect Analog Skills

In this age of “digital everything,” many university students feel that digital electronics is modern and exciting, while analog electronics appears boring and outmoded.

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Apr 18, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Passing EMC Testing Without Redesign: Line Filters Make It Possible

Horror scenario in an EMC test situation: the design does not meet the specified guidelines, and a filter solution must be installed as quickly as possible. What do you do?

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Apr 3, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Choosing the Correct LC Filter Design for Your MLCC

Which LC Filter Design is right for your MLCC? Learn more and see an in-depth simulation.

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Apr 1, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Introduction to LC Filter Design with MLCCs: Why the Applied Voltage Matters

Voltage matters. Take a closer look at the LC Filter Design with MLCCs.

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Mar 18, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 3 of 3]

In the final post in this blog series, we explain the common mode attenuation results, differential mode attenuation results, and EFTB test conclusions from our experiment in filter attenuation using electrical fast transient burst (EFTB).

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Mar 10, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 2 of 3]

In the second post in this blog series, we explain the measurement methodology and challenges faced during our experiment in filter attenuation using electrical fast transient burst (EFTB).

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Mar 7, 2019 (Wireless Power, Electronics Insight)

Get Your Copy of the Brand-New Trilogy of Wireless Power

We noticed a need for a better understanding of wireless power, so we decided to step in and offer a solution: the brand-new Trilogy of Wireless Power, available in March 2019 from Wurth Electronics!

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Mar 4, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 1 of 3]

When Schneider Electric approached our team about the need to offer more information on electrical fast transient burst (EFTB) attenuation, we jumped at the chance. In this blog series, we’ll explain this collaborative effort between Rich Spangenberg from Schneider Electric and Jared Quenzer from Wurth Electronics.

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Feb 20, 2019 (EMC Components, Power Magnetics, Electronics Insight, Emerging Technology)

Find the Right Component with REDEXPERT: The World’s Most Accurate AC Loss Model

Tired of trying to calculate AC losses for your power supply design? Why not use the world’s most accurate AC loss model, REDEXPERT?

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Feb 12, 2019 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

Don’t Miss These New Products from Wurth Electronics

We're excited to tell you about several new additions to our product catalog. Here's everything you need to know!

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Feb 6, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Get Your Copy of the New and Improved Trilogy of Magnetics: 5th Edition

If you’ve ever wrestled with inductive component selection, we have the perfect resource for you: our new and improved Trilogy of Magnetics, now in its fifth edition.

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Jan 11, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

How Flexible Absorber Sheets Solve EMI Problems: Characterization Methods [Part 2 of 2]

EMI is a growing problem for engineers. In this second post in our two-part series, we’ll describe several experimental tests that can be used to characterize absorber materials based upon internal and external properties.

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Jan 9, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

How Flexible Absorber Sheets Solve EMI Problems: Properties + Materials [Part 1 of 2]

EMI is a growing problem for engineers. In this two-part blog series, learn why and how to use flexible absorber sheets to reduce EMI noise in your design!

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Dec 18, 2018 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Benefits of Aluminum Polymer Capacitors: Longer Lifetime [Part 2 of 2]

In this second post in our two-part series on the benefits of aluminum polymer capacitors, we’ll discuss another important advantage: longer lifetime.

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Dec 12, 2018 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Benefits of Aluminum Polymer Capacitors: Improved EMC Performance [Part 1 of 2]

In this first post in our two-part series on the benefits of aluminum polymer capacitors, we’ll discuss one of the biggest advantages: improved EMC performance.

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Sep 10, 2018 (Press-Fit Technology, Electronics Insight)

REDfit designs, working to plug directly into your board

Never heard of the term SKEDD? Read more about these solderless, reversible, direct plug-in connectors from Wurth Electronics!

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Sep 6, 2018 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

Why Choose MID-GDT Gate Drive Transformers?

Have you been looking for the right gate drive transformer for your power supply application? Look no further than the compact, low-profile MID-GDT Gate Drive Transformer from Wurth Electronics!

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Aug 31, 2018 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

The Perfect Match: REDFIT IDC SKEDD Connector

Soldering and press-fit was yesterday. The future is SKEDD's direct plug-in technology! Read this post to learn more about the REDFIT IDC SKEDD Connector: a solderless, reversible, direct plug-in connector with SKEDD technology and insulation displacement connection.

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Jul 31, 2018 (Wireless Power, Electronics Insight)

The Importance of Wireless Power Transfer Today

Why is wireless energy transmission gaining importance now, even though the technical principle is more than 120 years old? We explain the rise of wireless power transfer in this post!

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Oct 9, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

EMC Basics: Clamp-on Ferrites

In this final installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we will talk about using clamp-on ferrites to combat unwanted noise and why it's so important to design with EMC in mind.

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Oct 2, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

EMC Basics: Common Mode vs. Differential Noise

In this fourth installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we will talk about how to distinguish and combat common mode vs. differential noise in EMC.

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Sep 24, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

EMC Basics: Losses with EMC

In this third installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll explain losses with EMC — how to identify them, how to control them, and how to calculate insertion loss in your design.

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Sep 18, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

EMC Basics: Chip Bead Ferrites & Reading Datasheets

In this second installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll discuss chip bead ferrites and how to read a datasheet.

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Sep 12, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

EMC Basics: What Is EMC?

In this first installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll give you an overview of EMC and how it may concern you and your company.

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May 24, 2017 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Shielded vs. Unshielded Inductors for SMPS

In this fourth and final installment of our blog series on switched mode power supplies (SMPS), we explain the difference between shielded and unshielded inductors and provide resources for learning more about SMPS.

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Sep 1, 2016 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight)

Why Use Aluminum Polymer Capacitors?

We will look specifically at the polymer type and how it compares to the traditional construction. We will conclude this series with an overview of the enemies and applications of aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

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Jun 13, 2016 (Wireless Power, Power Magnetics, Electronics Insight)

Introduction to Wireless Power Transfer: Benefits, Markets, and Applications

Wireless power transfer is a hot new topic in the electronics industry. In this blog post, learn the benefits, markets, and applications of wireless power.

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Jun 15, 2015 (Wireless Power, Power Magnetics, Electronics Insight)

Introduction to Wireless Power Charging Coils

Learn all about the wireless power transfer principle, plus Wurth Electronics Midcom's own selection of transmitter and receiver wireless coils.

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Apr 6, 2015 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Finding the Right Ferrite: Comparing Core Materials

This post describes how to use material comparison measurements and personal experience to find the right ferrite for a design.

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Sep 13, 2014 (EMC Components, Power Magnetics, Electronics Insight)

How Common Mode Chokes Work

Examine the function and operation of a common mode choke and the way it reduces unwanted interference.

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Dec 12, 2013 (Other Product News, Electronics Insight, Emerging Technology)

Safety in Electronics Design

The affect of insulation requirements is significant enough to change the form factor, performance, cost, and of course, reliability of the transformer. This post will discuss safety considerations in electronics design.

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Dec 8, 2013 (Power Magnetics, Electronics Insight)

Switch Mode Power Supply Topologies Compared

Even with the disadvantages of being more complex and requiring more care to control EMI, the advantages of switch mode power supplies far outweigh linear power supplies in all but a few niche applications.

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Nov 11, 2013 (Power Magnetics, EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Common Mode Signals vs. Differential Mode Signals

Understanding the difference between common mode signals and differential mode signals is extremely important, as we need to know what the circuit requires to reduce noise.

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