Happy New Year from KAIC! It was a great 2019 at KAIC and there is only more to come in 2020! Let’s look back at some of the recent videos that have been released.

USB-C Power Delivery Part 1

This is the perfect primer video on what you need to know about USB-C power delivery. This video goes over the different typical power ratings you will find with USB-C, the important pins used in power delivery, and the regulator circuit we use to generate the different voltages that USB-C supports.

The photo above shows the different power ranges tat USB-C PD can support. 15 W, 27 W, 45 W, and even 100 W.

In this photo, we show how the control lines look during the 12 V to 5 V buck conversion in a 4-switch configuration. These are just a small preview of things we go over in the video, so make sure you check it out!

In part 2 of the USB-C Power Delivery video, I’ll review what happens when we use different inductor values to see how much we can shrink down the size of the inductor being used, and how much heat they can generate when put under different USB-C power ratings.

KEMET chats with Element14

In a video recently released in collaboration with ELEMENT 14’s Karen in The Learning Circuit, we go over rated current, saturation current, and core loss of an inductor. This is a great way to introduce some more in-depth knowledge on inductors and it was a blast to film. This is part 1 of 2 videos. The first video is a lesson on the concepts and the second video will have live demonstrations of these concepts. Check out the first video here and be on the lookout for the next one!

Now, what’s in the works?

We are going to be doing an unboxing of the MIKROE clicker 2 board, which I heard has a new add on board that will be using KEMET’s Pyroelectric sensor! I have never used a MIKROE platform before so this will be exciting to unbox and give a test run with. We can see how easy it is to interface with KEMET’s pyroelectric sensor and get something up and running.

That’s it for now, but there will always be more content coming out… until then “stay curious.”