A supercapacitor is widely used for RTC backup application to provide power to RTC circuit in electronics when the power source to the system is disconnected. Self-discharge characteristics are one of the important characteristics to determine the backup time. Self-discharge current is often confused with leakage current characteristic. In this application note, the difference between leakage current and self-discharge characteristic is explained and importance of self-discharge [...]
Smart meters have expected operational lifetime of 10 to 15 years once installed. As a result, components with long life and virtually no-wear out mechanism in high humidity environments are required.
Products for every power and environment with standard, optimized, and custom designs available. Direct mount IGBT packages available or bus-bar bolt-on style snubbers. Parts with AEC-Q200 qualification are also available.