Exploring Electronics Trends in Solar Power

Posted by Peter Matthews on Apr 3, 2024 8:13:00 AM

The developmental trajectory of many modern power electronics systems is driven by evolving carbon dioxide (CO) regulations. By maintaining compliance, green energy production, like photovoltaics (PV) and wind, and high-efficiency distribution systems, like high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and battery energy storage systems (BESS), support our transition to a more sustainable future. 

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Filters in Radar Receivers

Posted by Peter Matthews on Mar 27, 2024 8:18:00 AM

This is the fourth installment in our RF Components for Radar series. In the first installment, we provided an overview of the key functional units in radar, including duplexing, filtering, power amplification, waveform generation, low-noise amplification (LNA), receiving, and analog-to-digital conversion (ADC). While in the third installment we talked about filtering in terms of switch filter banks, in this post we will dive more into the jobs filters must perform in radar receivers.  

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New, 3-Cell Supercapacitors Support Significant Jump in Energy Storage

Posted by Trent Carroll on Mar 20, 2024 8:15:00 AM

We recently released new supercapacitor modules that provide a significant jump in voltage rating over typical radial-mount supercapacitors, up to 9.0 WVDC.

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Topics: Capacitor

Inductors, Air Core Inductors and Baluns

Posted by Matt Ellis on Mar 13, 2024 8:23:00 AM

In other blogs, we’ve talked about inductors in terms of their role in lumped element filters. Here, we’re going to take a step back to discuss inductors and related passive electronic components, including air core inductors and baluns. 

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Medical Imaging Trends We’re Keeping an Eye on at Knowles Precision Devices

Posted by Peter Matthews on Mar 6, 2024 8:05:00 AM

In the first installment of our healthcare technology series, we discussed areas where health outcomes are improving as technology shifts closer to patients. Here, we’ll scratch the surface on three trends that are improving medical imaging technologies, and by extension, diagnostics, patient outcomes and access to care. We’ll usemagnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which leverages radio frequency (RF) signals, to contextualize these trends. 

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Topics: Medical

Switch Filter Banks for Agile RF Receiver Design in Radar

Posted by Peter Matthews on Feb 28, 2024 8:15:00 AM

This is the third installment in our RF Components for Radar series. In the first installment, we provided an overview of the key functional units in radar, including duplexing, filtering, power amplification, waveform generation, low-noise amplification (LNA), receiving and analog-to-digital conversion (ADC). Here, we’ll focus on a particular form of filtering technology: switch filter banks. 

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Topics: RF and Microwave

Examining Trends in Power Electronics

Posted by Peter Matthews on Feb 21, 2024 8:15:00 AM

At Knowles, it is our mission to provide specialty components that meet even the toughest performance and reliability requirements, especially for applications where failure is not an option. But, markets and requirements are constantly changing, which means we must closely monitor the trends impacting all the industries and applications where you might find our components. One area where we are seeing rapid innovation spanning the industries we serve is power electronics. At a high level, the trends driving power electronics innovation are largely centered around methods for providing more energy more efficiently while using smaller components. Below are four key power electronics trends we are currently monitoring and a how we can help you stay on top of each trend with your designs.  

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Topics: Automotive, Electric Vehicles, High Reliability

AEC-Q200 Leaded Standoff MLCC for Automotive Applications

Posted by Matt Johnson on Feb 14, 2024 8:15:00 AM

To help PCBs and other physically connected components survive vibration, board bending, thermal mismatching, and stress during thermal cycling, Knowles Precision Devices has launched a range of leaded standoff components, Metal Frame J-Lead Terminal MLCCs, that are qualified to AEC-Q200. AEC-Q200 is the global standard for stress resistance in passive electronic components in automotive applications. 

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Topics: Capacitor

RF Components for Radar: Duplexing

Posted by Peter Matthews on Feb 7, 2024 8:15:00 AM

This is the second installment in our RF Components for Radar series. In the first installment, we provided an overview of the key functional units in radar, including duplexing, filtering, power amplification, waveform generation, low-noise amplification (LNA), receiving and analog-to-digital conversion (ADC). Here, we’ll focus on duplexing.  

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Topics: RF and Microwave, Military and Aerospace

Snubber Capacitors in the Field

Posted by Jordan Yates on Jan 31, 2024 8:16:00 AM

Given that snubber capacitors address the negative impacts of switching, it’s no surprise that they’re most commonly found in switching power supplies. These systems face major challenges from switching, including: 

  • Switching transients 
  • Parasitic elements 
  • High-frequency noise 
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Topics: Capacitor

Insights Into Precision Passive Devices

Knowles Precision Devices is a premier global source for Capacitors, RF Filters, EMI Filters, Resonators, non-magnetic components and advanced dielectric materials. An umbrella for the brands of Compex, DLI, Johanson MFG, Novacap, Syfer and Voltronics, Knowles Precision Devices serves a variety of markets including military, aerospace/avionics, medical equipment, implantable devices, EMI and connector filtering, oil exploration, instrumentation, industrial electronics, automotive, telecoms and data networks.

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