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Understanding The Nuances Of Space-Level Filter Qualification And Screening Of Filters
High-quality, reliable electronic components are a necessity for space applications. After all, when launching mission-critical equipment and people into space, there is absolutely no room for failure.
Filter Basics Part 7: Different Approaches To Q Factor
In part 7 of this series from Knowles Precision Devices, a deep dive is performed on the different ways to can think about Q factor for the components going into your filter or for your filter as a whole.
Should I Use A Tantalum or Class II MLC Capacitor In My Circuit?
Today, a wide variety of capacitors with a range of features are available, which can make it difficult for circuit designers and electrical engineers to determine the best fit for their application. This post provides a brief overview of tantalum and Class II MLC capacitor types as well as factors to consider when making your capacitor selection.
Comparing PME And BME MLCCs For High-Reliability Applications
The maturity of PME MLCCs and their proven reliability provides confidence, yet newer BME MLCCs lead in commercial applications based on cost and size specifications. It's expected that BME MLCCs will become more widely accepted as an option for high-reliability applications.
Everything You Need To Know About Tuning Elements
Operating in the microwave through mmWave bands, Knowles Johanson microwave tuning elements are specifically designed for tuning microwave circuits such as filters, oscillators, delay lines, multiplexers, and dielectric resonant structures.
Filter Basics Part 6: Waveguides And Transmission Lines
Part 6 of this series expands on part 5 by covering more details on waveguides and transmission lines, including the different types of electromagnetic modes supported by each.
Continuing The Investment In Surface-Mount EMI Filters
Many electronic component manufacturers are now focusing production efforts on high-volume commodity applications. As their specialty component production equipment ages, numerous companies are electing to divest in this type of production.
Filter Basics Part 5: Lumped Element and Distributed Element Filter Construction
Part 5 of Knowles' series dives into more detail on lumped element and distributed element filter construction techniques and when each option is most appropriate to use based on your application.
A Guide To Snubber Capacitor Selection For SiC-Based Switching Converters
Most converter circuits include semiconductors and switches made of silicon carbide (SiC) instead of plain silicon (Si). Here, Knowles dives into the advantages of using snubber circuits to protect SiC-based converters and discusses how to further increase efficiencies by focusing on capacitor selection.
Dual-Use Legislation And MLCCs
This application note explores the details of dual-use trade controls, how to determine if your MLCCs could fall under this regulation, and what you need to do to stay in compliance.