Calculating the combined impedance of a decoupling network can be tricky. KEMET provides a tool called K-SIM that provides engineers a simple way to determine capacitor decoupling impedance.
When looking for detail information about parameters like ESR and Impedance, you might be surprised manufacturers don't include EVERYTHING in the datasheets. Sometimes parameters are specified at frequencies or temperatures that do not match your application. Other times, like in the case of ceramic capacitors, specs like ESR might be missing entirely. This post shows how to find that information for KEMET capacitors.
Choosing the correct current-sensing technique for your smart meter design is critical. Although several current-sensing techniques are available, the current transformer is ideal when accuracy, energy efficiency, reliability, and ease of use are as important as an economical price.
Understanding the change in capacitance over temperature for ceramic capacitors is important in many applications. With this post, how temperature affects ceramic capacitor dielectrics such as C0G, X7R, and U2J.
Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) are the most common type of capacitors. Many factors have contributed to the popularity of this type of capacitor. However, surface mounted MLCC do not support every application requirement. This post outlines how we solve unique design constraints with advanced MLCC form factors.