Advancements in electronic technology over the last decade have led to smarter consumer electronics. As devices become smarter, the components used to power them are shrinking, resulting in small, but incredibly powerful devices — ones small enough to fit inside a pocket or around a wrist. With these smaller, denser designs, it can be impossible to separate analog and digital domains in the layout, as best practices used to dictate years ago. Today, design engineers are compelled to use many capacitors in the power network to attenuate high-frequency digital noise. Circuits are designed to expect pure, clean power without noise that will impact analog circuits.
To help assure that you are considering the right capacitor for your design, AVX has created this extremely informative white paper that explains the performance of the capacitor in a typical power supply regulator circuits, while also comparing the advantages and disadvantages of common capacitor technologies to help you chose the right product for your design.
This valuable document can be downloaded by clicking the image below.
Ok, so you need an I/O connector for your new design, but what feature of the connector do you consider first?
Depending on the application you may start by considering the number of conductors, current rating, environmental performance, but how about options for locking features?
The locking mechanism is very important to assure that the connector remains coupled, while also providing a means for decoupling that is inline with the application. The locking mechanism can be a mechanical marvel, and Souriau has a variety of innovative designs that are best in class.
You can see this innovation at the following video, or better yet you can have a MacInns Group sales person demonstrate each for you in person.
AVX offers an array of products designed for filtering both EMI and RFI for all kinds of applications. Let the team at CFE know what EMI/RFI challenges you are facing so we can assist you with an AVX solution.
We are excited to announce that CFE-MacInnis has been chosen to represent RECOM’s innovative offering of power solutions in the Mid Atlantic territory. We will be engaging our Distribution Partners and the OEM Community soon with updates on all the RECOM has to offer on your next design. In the meantime, please let the team at CFE know if there is something that we can do to assist you on your next design.
Clicking the following photo will link you to the RECOM web page.
Have you considered a Supercap for your next design? If not, AVX has an offering that might be the ideal fit for your application.
The video below gives a brief overview of the AVX Supercap product and how it might be a strong alternative to a battery; but better yet, let the team at CFE-MacInnis help you pick the right part for your design.
More information on the AVX Supercap offering can be found HERE.