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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 8 – Dielectric Classifications

Posted by Simon Mao on Jun 12, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After describing linear dielectrics in our previous article, let’s discuss the different types of dielectrics.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 7 – Linear Dielectrics

Posted by Simon Mao on Jun 7, 2019 9:40:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After discussing ferroelectric ceramics in our previous article, let’s describe some interesting characteristics of linear dielectrics.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 6 – Ferroelectric Ceramics

Posted by Simon Mao on May 8, 2019 8:53:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After describing dielectric properties in our previous article, let’s discuss some interesting characteristics of ferroelectric ceramics.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 5 – Dielectric Properties

Posted by Simon Mao on May 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After describing dielectric polarization and losses in our previous article, let’s discuss five dielectric properties that affect capacitor performance.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 4 – Dielectric Polarization

Posted by Simon Mao on Apr 23, 2019 8:38:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After describing factors that affect capacitance in our previous article, let’s discuss dielectric polarization and its relationship with frequency

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Looking Closer at Resonant Capacitors in Electric Vehicles

Posted by Simon Mao on Apr 13, 2019 1:10:28 PM

One of the primary goals in electric vehicles (EVs) is to increase the efficiency of its power conversion devices. The more efficiently power is converted, the further distance the EV can travel on one charge. For example, by reducing losses in a DC-to-DC (or DC/DC) converter, the converter (and overall vehicle) benefits from improved energy efficiency, a more streamlined design, and diminished heating from components.

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Looking Closer at Smoothing Capacitors in Electric Vehicles

Posted by Simon Mao on Apr 10, 2019 9:13:00 AM

In power electronics, rectification is the conversion of alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). After the AC signal enters a rectifier circuit consisting of power diodes, the resulting raw rectified waveform yields a series of half sine waves with significant ripple. In order to minimize the pulsating DC voltage, a smoothing capacitor is placed in parallel with the load across the rectifier output. As the rectifier voltage rises, the capacitor charges and stores energy like a reservoir. Then when the rectifier voltage falls, the capacitor discharges, greatly reducing the ripple voltage.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 3 – Factors Affecting Capacitance

Posted by Simon Mao on Feb 20, 2019 11:57:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After describing common applications for capacitors in our previous article, let’s consider the factors and limitations that affect capacitance.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 2 – How are Capacitors Used?

Posted by Simon Mao on Feb 13, 2019 11:56:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their properties, product classifications, test standards, and common use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. After discussing capacitance and how capacitors work in our previous article, let’s talk about how capacitors are most frequently used in electronic circuits.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 1 – What is a Capacitor?

Posted by Simon Mao on Feb 6, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Welcome to the Capacitor Fundamentals Series, where we teach you about the ins and outs of chips capacitors – their nature and properties, dielectric behavior, product classifications, test and quality standards, and common use cases – in order to help you make informed decisions about the right capacitors for your specific applications. Part 1 discusses the key principles of capacitance and how a basic capacitor works.

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