It’s been quiet here at KAIC. We’ve been working on some pretty exciting stuff that we can’t wait to share with you all. We have several new series that are in development, one of which is “Ask an FAE.” This series focuses on the FAE and their daily inquisitions about KEMET products and how to use them. KEMET FAEs will teach you how to use our tools, parts, and provide some interesting and useful anecdotes. As we get closer to releasing the first of the series, we’ll be announcing it on social media, so make sure you’re following us!

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask one of our FAEs? If so, post your question using the hashtag #KEMETAskFAE and your question(s) could be featured on the next episode! Our goal with this series is to help answer some of the most common questions asked by design engineers.

There’s another series we’ve been working on called “Circuit Basics.” This series serves beginners in the field as well as seasoned pros looking for a technical refresher. Taking complex ideas and simplifying them for a more general audience is something I thought would be pretty simple to accomplish but was actually much more difficult to write than I expected! Like the great Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” Engineers often understand the difficult to the point that it seems easy in their mind, but when you try to communicate it, you realize what was in your head was not so simple after all.

We’ve got one more series in the works – “Why it Matters.” This is a series that dives deeper into different aspects of KEMET parts that are important to take note of. The first part of this series will be focused on inductors. Our products have notable features and this series will let you know why those features matter, why are they so important.

I have also been working on a USB-C power delivery evaluation board. I’m going to use this board to explain how you can use capacitors to optimize the Ripple current evaluation board from KAIC Lab Video #1. If you missed it, you can check it out here. The USB-C power delivery board will take a closer look at the effect inductor selection has on a switching regulator and we get to see how they perform in a USB-C power delivery charger! In addition, I’ve been working on a video that shows you how to optimize your DC power circuit design with different capacitor technologies in order to maximize your performance.

Last but not least, our new METCOM Power Inductor line has been officially launched, featuring our latest release, the MPX series. Inside KAIC, we did a performance comparison between the METCOM MPX power inductor and other similar competitor products. The video is split up into two parts. The first half is more product focused. In the second half of the video, we place the parts on different reference designs to compare performances. I personally enjoy the second half of the video the most, so don’t end the video early or skip to the good parts! 🙂 Click here to check out the video.

There is a lot on the horizon at KAIC. Make sure you stay tuned for everything coming up! If you haven’t done so already, join the KEMET Circuit and stay up-to-date on all things KEMET and technology. Every month we’re bringing you the latest in tech news and innovation, straight from the source. Get in on the Circuit so you don’t miss out.

Until next time, stay curious!