A Comprehensive Guide to Selecting the Right Capacitor for Your Specific Application Needs

Posted by Simon Mao on Jan 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

At Knowles Precision Devices, our expertise in capacitor technology helps developers working on some of the world’s most demanding applications across the medical device, military and aerospace, telecommunications, and automotive industries.

At the most basic level, all capacitors are essentially storage devices for electric energy used in various applications in the electronic industry. However, capacitor technology covers a wide range of product types, based on a multitude of dielectric materials and physical configurations, which can be daunting when deciding what capacitor is right for your application.

Thus, we brought together our top engineers and compiled their extensive knowledge into a comprehensive capacitor fundamentals eBook. Our eBook covers the ins and outs of capacitors, including their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases. While there is a lot of information conveyed throughout the eBook, the content is broken down into the following easy-to-digest sections:

  • The Key Principles of Capacitance and How a Basic Capacitor Works
  • How Capacitors are Most Frequently Used in Electronic Circuits
  • Factors Affecting Capacitance
  • Defining Dielectric Polarization
  • Dielectric Properties
  • Characteristics of Ferroelectric Ceramics
  • Characteristics of Linear Dielectrics
  • Dielectric Classification
  • Test Parameters and Electrical Properties
  • Industry Test Standards
  • High-Reliability Testing
  • Visual Standards for Chip Capacitors
  • Chip Attachment and Termination Guidelines
  • Dissipation Factor and Capacitive Reactance

So, whether you’re a capacitor novice or have extensive experience developing applications using capacitors, the Capacitor Fundamentals eBook is sure to offer valuable information that will help you make even more informed decisions when selecting your capacitor technology.

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