Consumers are adopting more and more technology into their busy lives. Whether it is the mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones that keep us connected and able to work / play anywhere, or the myriad of connected devices in our homes and offices that are truly beginning to automate our environment.
When purchasing a class II Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) from any manufacturer, the nominal capacitance is specified in the datasheet using specific measurement parameters such as frequency, AC voltage, and DC voltage. When measuring the capacitance per the manufacture’s recommendations, the capacitance should read within the tolerance of the part number that was purchased. However, under applied DC voltages, there will be a noticeable decrease in capacitance in some cases up to 90% [...]
Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a sophisticated sensing system that allows autonomous vehicles to “see” surroundings in real-time for navigation, mapping, and object avoidance. LiDAR systems provide a high spatial resolution of objects, detecting distances in real-time by measuring the time that it takes to transmit electromagnetic waves, bounce them off surrounding objects, and receive them (often called “Time-of-Flight”). Autonomous vehicles can continuously view 360 degrees for [...]
We have introduced new versions of our KO-CAP Tantalum Polymer capacitors that can go far beyond what has been expected of them. Our latest formulation of materials and construction techniques has allowed us to develop a 470 uF, D-case capacitor at 2.5 V. Even more impressive, the amount of cap contained therein has single digit ESR.