Join us in New Orleans from July 22-26, in Booth 514, to discuss electromagnetic compatibility and power integrity!
We recognize that here at KEMET—the demand for high-quality, precision leaded components is still strong and we continue to serve that market. Part of what has enabled our longevity over the past 100 years is the leaded components that some of our competitors have forgotten about or outright chosen to ignore. Our Aximax and Goldmax lines of leaded ceramic capacitors still have a place at KEMET and within the market.
Although it's been quiet, there's a lot going on at KAIC. This month's Slice of KAIC gives you an inside look at our upcoming series releases as well as what's been cooking inside KAIC.
The primary job of a capacitor is to store charge and later to release that charge for another part of the circuit. This charging and discharging behavior is determined by several factors - not just what is placed next to the capacitor, but also by some non-idealities within any real-world capacitor itself.
Many times, different technologies of capacitors are needed to accomplish different tasks at the same point in a circuit. One of the most common combinations is Aluminum Electrolytic and Film capacitors. The Aluminum Electrolytic capacitors handle the bulk of the capacitance while the film capacitors help take some of the current from the Aluminum Electrolytics, all while filtering the higher frequencies that the Aluminum Electrolytics cannot.