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Selecting Automotive-Grade Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors In Electric Vehicles
 
By Knowles Precision Devices DLI

The worldwide electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding in demand and mainstream adoption as governments push for fuel economy improvements and automotive companies look for new market opportunities. According to Forbes, “...by 2020, EVs are likely to cost the same as conventional fuel powered equivalents."

Spotlight On Component Materials
How Connectors Perform In Harsh Corrosive Environments
White Paper | By Jean-Marie Buchilly, Fischer Connectors

It is important to understand the main factors driving corrosion, and how to make the best interconnection choices for a long-lasting and reliable solution. This white paper discusses the key factors in selecting the best connectivity options for even the most robust and corrosive application environments.

Simulation Of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing With XFdtd
Presentation | Remcom

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing is utilized worldwide by electronics manufacturers and includes the use of numerous standards from organizations. This presentation from the 2019 IEEE MTT-S NEMO conference summarizes a number of ESD simulation features in XFdtd.

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Aircraft With Composite Materials
Application Note | Altair Engineering Inc

Carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRD) materials are able to conduct electricity, but provide less shielding than metal and raise concerns in electromagnetic environmental effects. This application note measures the effects of these materials in some practical examples.

Resources
Product Catalog: Thin Film Division
Catalog | Mini-Systems, Inc.

This thin film catalog has been revised to be easier to navigate through by product groups. Now you can search by product groups such as: chip resistors, microwave and RF resistors, chip attenuators, chip capacitors, networks and arrays, packaged resistors, jumpers/kits, and substrates.

Application And Theory Of Dielectric Materials In RF/Microwave Systems
Article | Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products

Maxwell’s equations define two terms that determine the response of a material to electromagnetic fields. These are the electric permittivity ε and the magnetic permeability μ. If these quantities are known for a material, then the reaction of a wave to the material is completely determined.

Calibration Techniques For Precision Power Measurement In Semiconductor Process Applications
White Paper | Bird

In this article, we will discuss various means of measuring radio frequency power, along with their limitations. In addition, we will present the best calibration methods for radio frequency power measuring instruments.

Featured Multimedia
Challenges Customers Face In Communications Infrastructure And Aerospace, Defense, And Satcom Applications
 

Wolfspeed has positioned itself to offer solutions to these challenges by delivering products made with silicon carbide, and by announcing their $1 billion investment in silicon carbide and GaN technologies.

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Technical Ceramics For Dielectric And Magnetic Materials Brochure
 

Skyworks offers a complete line of high-quality, low-cost, ceramic-based materials for a number of RF and microwave markets including wireless communications, infrastructure, military, cable television, and broadband access. Their portfolio includes dielectric resonators and coaxial transmission line elements for dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) and voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) applications, ceramic bandpass filters, ferrite and garnet material for circulators/isolators, and advanced materials in technical powders or ingot form.

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