Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 12 – Visual Standards for Chip Capacitors

Posted by Simon Mao on Oct 7, 2019 2:38:00 PM

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 high reliability testing in our previous article, let’s discuss visual standards for chip capacitors.

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How a $5 Capacitor Turned Into a $1 Billion Problem

Posted by Peter Matthews on Oct 2, 2019 3:10:24 PM

In mission-critical applications, additional screening and testing is required to ensure that only the most robust parts make it to the finished product. Preventative measures, like high quality standards, lessen the possibility of failure in the field and minimize the likelihood of astronomical downstream costs.

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A Quick Guide to Properly Selecting a Capacitor for MMIC RF Bypassing

Posted by Peter Matthews on Sep 30, 2019 8:26:00 AM

Supply noise creates challenges in RF systems where it can mix with RF signals, impacting signal-to-noise ratios and potentially causing spurious output. Thus, high-frequency monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifiers with broadband gain need to be protected from RF noise on the supply lines. Avoiding these issues with supply line noise requires RF designers to use a bypass capacitor that provides an efficient path to ground for RF energy on the supply line before it enters a gain stage (Figure 1).

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Non-Magnetic Capacitors for Medical Imaging Applications

Posted by Peter Matthews on Sep 18, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Imaging systems account for a significant portion of the medical devices and electronics industry. There is an expanding range of imaging modalities, and one of the most common is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI equipment uses a strong magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create cross sectional images of the body; these images enable health care professionals to investigate and diagnose without the need for an invasive procedure.

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Practical Innovation at Knowles Precision Devices

Posted by Peter Matthews on Aug 28, 2019 9:10:00 AM

Innovating essential high technology systems with demanding specifications is always challenging; making any sort of difference requires extensive resources and deep subject matter knowledge.

But that’s what keeps it interesting.

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Navigating Capacitor Screening Standards

Posted by Bob Nelson on Aug 14, 2019 9:25:00 AM

Compared to other applications, a medical implant is a rather benign environment for a capacitor; it’s temperature-controlled with a relatively low voltage. That being said, the success of a capacitor in a medical implant relies heavily on manufacturing components to avoid failures and the know-how to screen for any production discrepancies. As the reliability grade of a component progresses, more screening and testing is required to ensure that only the most robust parts make it to the finished product.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 11 - High Reliability Testing

Posted by Simon Mao on Aug 1, 2019 8:01:00 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 standard industry test testing in our previous article, let’s discuss high reliability testing for capacitors.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 10 – Industry Test Standards

Posted by Simon Mao on Jul 16, 2019 9:09:00 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 test parameters and electrical properties in our previous article, let’s discuss industry test standards for capacitors.

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Capacitor Fundamentals: Part 9 – Test Parameters and Electrical Properties

Posted by Simon Mao on Jul 9, 2019 8:04:00 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 classifications in our previous article, let’s discuss capacitor test conditions and electrical properties.

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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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