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.
New materials and manufacturing processes enable polymer tantalum capacitors to pass automotive AEC-Q200 stress test requirements, as well specific electrical transient tests. Although the market supply chain challenges with high CV MLCC‘s availability and new automotive requirements with electrification, digitalization, and autonomous driving are bringing new opportunities.
KEMET is the pioneer in noise suppression based on a unique flexible concept. It is a new material outstripping the limitations of ferrite, they suppress noise by applying magnetic loss. Composed of micro-magnetic foils suspended in a flexible polymer material, the Flex Suppressor attenuates or suppresses Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interferences (EMI/RFI).
There are so many more devices around us that use proximity sensor technology than you'd think. This technology is already being used in areas like automotive, industrial, home automation, and home appliances. The possibilities are endless! Learn all about how proximity sensors work, various applications, and how KEMET's line of sensors are paving the way for the future.
For some time MLCCs have been used in AC circuits primarily as safety devices, but what about non-safety applications? KEMET’s new 250 VAC rated MLCCs are ideal for non-safety critical applications such as: AC-DC converters, AC filtering, power factor correction, and power supply.
Our Pyroelectric sensors are an interesting device that allows you to detect the presence of a person while hiding the sensor from view. This property works well when you want to enable an otherwise static poster into an animated one by using an LED and a microcontroller. For simplicity, we used an LED, a microcontroller Arduino, and our SS-430 IR Pyroelectric Sensor.
KEMET’s EMI solutions are going to be playing an important role in the future. Find out which technologies and trends are going to shape our EMI designs.