Shrinking Resistors: Advantages and Disadvantages

Ever since the sixties, electronic components have steadily gotten smaller. The advantage of shrinking circuit boards has enabled us to do more with less space. It has also lowered manufacturing and shipping costs. Here are the pros and the cons of smaller components such as resistors.

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The Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Microcontroller

Microcontroller units (MCUs) have modernized the world in many crucial ways. These small affordable electronic devices have played a central role in improving a wide range of equipment used by many industries, such as the medical field and aerospace. Here’s a brief look at how the microcontroller and its electronic applications have collectively contributed to innovative technology.

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Ferrite Beads

Ferrite Beads: Their Functionality and Choosing the Right One

EMI may not be visible, but it can be heard while a signal passes through a circuit. Reducing noise is important in certain workplaces to limit distractions. Here are key reasons why ferrite beads are important electronic components, how they help reduce noise and the factors that affect specific choices for ferrite beads.

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Power Electronics

How SiC Can be a Game Changer in Power Electronics

New forms of power design include semiconductor materials beyond silicon, which has been a mainstay in electronics for the past five decades. Silicon carbide (SiC), which is used for vehicles and factory equipment, is poised to overtake silicon in power electronics someday, but maybe not completely. Here are deeper details on SiC and its importance in the electronics world.

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Transformers Selection

Selection of Transformers: A Buyer’s Guide

Electrical transformers are needed in the industrial world to transfer power from one voltage system to another through electromagnetic induction. The basic elements of a transformer are its core, which creates a magnetic field, and the coil, which drives the electric current, wound around the core. Here are points to consider before purchasing a transformer or designing a custom solution.

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Wireless Energy Transmission

The Growing Importance of Wireless Energy Transmission

Power losses during the transmission of electricity can slow down productivity. The primary reason for power loss involves resistance within wires that connect with the grid. To counter these losses, engineers are looking at Nikola Tesla’s “wireless power transfer” solution of using an electromagnetic induction method.

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Smart Meter Design

Smart Meter Design: Component Options That Improve Their Operation

Smart meters are here to stay and are playing a big role in big data, particularly with utility companies. One of the reasons that this technology is becoming widely used by utilities is that they can monitor and regulate energy conservation. Here’s a brief look at how smart meters are paving the way toward more robust circuit protection components and power control components.

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Power Inductors

Power Inductors: How Their Electromagnetic Radiation Is Influenced

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is generated by inductors in power converters. This activity is important because of the surrounding components that can cause magnetic coupling, which allows for a magnetic field to transmit power from one shaft to another. Here’s a quick look at how electromagnetic radiation is influenced within power inductors.

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