Solid State Drive (SSD)
Solid State Drive (SSD) need a bank of capacitors to “hold-up” the power rail when system power is lost. This energy gives the drive time to flush its caches and write its information tables. Sometimes this is called ” the Last Gasp.”
Smartphones and Tablets
Smaller, thinner, lighter.
A typical smart meter design
Smart Bulb and Lighting
Wi-Fi enabled smart bulb block diagram.
Network switches based on high-speed FPGAs and ASICs need high-performance decoupling solutions. Power monitoring can be provided with KEMET’s new line of Current Sensors.
Capacitors and components for laptop computers can be found in the laptop itself as well as the chargers.
IoT Wearable Device
Block diagram with Capacitors for IoT and components for wearable devices.
Inverters and DC Link
This type of inverter is usually used in AC/DC/AC circuit topologies such as the ones used in wind or solar electricity generators.
High Efficiency Appliances
High-efficiency appliances are found in markets around the world. As designs move from simple motors to inverter based designs, the passive component complexity increases. Sometimes these devices are called “white goods.”
This topology of inverter is primary used in motor driver circuits.
Flat Panel TV
As TVs get thinner, and 4K panels become more commonplace, the need for high frequency and low profile components grows.
A block diagram showing capacitors for drone applications
DC Power Distribution
DC to DC Converters use Input Decoupling capacitors along with output filtering and decoupling capacitors. This application covers both Linear and Switching DC to DC power supplies.
The safety subsystems for a car all work in conjunction to provide passengers with highly responsive and accurate safety features such as anti-lock breaks and airbags. Those traditional features are sometimes accompanied by lane detection and crash avoidance.
The powertrain subsystem of a vehicle, is comprised of all the devices and systems in charge of the car’s propulsion. This includes the engine, transmission, energy recovery systems, and electric motors and all their associated sensors and controllers.
Automotive: Infotainment (In Cabin)
The automotive and control systems of a car are in charge of the dashboard, entertainment, and navigation features.
Augmented / Virtual Reality
Capacitors for augmented reality applications.
High-quality audio equipment needs high-end components. Film and C0G capacitors are standard in audio designs. They offer excellent DC block and no piezoelectric noise (or microphonics.)
AC to DC Converter
Sometimes called rectifiers, these devices are what are found in power adapters for DC systems like laptops, TVs, and tablets. Almost all consumer electronic devices will contain some sort of AC to DC converter.