Blog: Electronics in Action

Here you can find some of our older blog posts, set aside to make navigating our page easier.

Dec 22, 2014 (EMC Components)

Choosing the Right EMC Ferrite

There are a wide variety of EMC ferrites to choose from. This article outlines six types of ferrites and helps you select the best ferrite for your design.

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Dec 9, 2014 (EMC Components)

4 Advantages of EMC Ferrites

Effective EMC protection is achieved by the insertion of ferrites. This article takes a quick look at four advantages of using Würth Elektronik ferrites.

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Nov 18, 2014 (Press-Fit Technology)

Press Fit Technology

What is press-fit technology? Learn how the elements work and what projects are best suited for press-fit.

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Nov 3, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Smart Metering Essentials

Modern meters are complex computers, requiring a set of functions often unique to each application. Magnetics are needed for metering essentials - power, signal and communication, and EMC components.

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Oct 20, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Power Applications

For power applications, differential mode suppression and common mode suppression are needed. See how bifilar and sectional windings compare for supressing signals.

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Oct 16, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Running Common Mode Simulations

Running any kind of simulation will require different variations of what a common mode choke can do, particularly when looking at bifilar and sectional designs.

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Sep 15, 2014 (EMC Components)

Advantages and Disadvantages of Common Mode Chokes

Learn about the economic advantages and disadvantages of current compensated chokes or common mode chokes.

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Sep 15, 2014 (EMC Components)

How Common Mode Chokes Work

Examine the function and operation of a common mode choke and the way it reduces unwanted interference.

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Sep 10, 2014 (Other Product News)

Now Available! Transformer Safety eBook

How does safety impact transformers? Get the new eBook to see how safety standards affect size, cost and performance of transformers.

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Aug 20, 2014 (EMC Components)

EMC and EMI Efficiency and Availability

How do we measure shield efficiency in regards to the two modes - reflection and absorption?

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Aug 13, 2014 (Other Product News)

Wave Behavior in the Presence of a Shield

Now that we have covered basic concepts of waves, we can now see how these waves behave in the presence of a shield.

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Aug 11, 2014 (EMC Components)

Basic Concepts of EMC Shields

Now that we have a basic definition of shields, we can cover some basic concepts about EM waves that will help describe the performance of shields.

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Aug 7, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

How Safety Affects Power Transformer Performance

Safety impacts transformer performance through leakage inductance, coupling, and efficiency.

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Aug 4, 2014 (EMC Components)

What is an EMC Shield?

Our expertise at Wurth Electronics Midcom is in magnetics power. In this blog series, we will teach you all there is to know about EMC shields. The first thing we need to do is figure out how much we know about shields.

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Jul 30, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Adding Up the Costs of Power Transformers

Transformers vary due to several factors including wire, insulation, and bobbins with each varying part contributing to the overall cost. The following factors add up some of the key costs to consider.

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Jul 23, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

What Safety Standards should be your concern with a Transformer Design?

When designing an offline flyback power supply, integrating the IC with the other components can be overwhelming. Integrating the transformer properly is more than finding the turns-ratio to match with your input and output(s).

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Jul 16, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Insulation's Effect on Power Transformer Size

There are three main types of insulation in a transformer – functional, basic, and reinforced. Each insulation type will have a different impact on the transformer’s overall size. Which one is right for your design?

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Jul 10, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Power Transformer Safety Needs: Creepage, Clearance, and Insulation

Transformer safety needs depend upon the creepage distance, clearance distance, distance through solid insulation and the dielectric withstand voltage needed for each design. These factors vary for each design and can be determined by the end application.

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May 28, 2014 (Other Product News)

Steps in Setting Up RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, the construction of the RF Inductor, a comparison of these inductors, and an overview of our available line of these products, our blog series continues with steps in setting up RF Inductors.

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May 28, 2014 (Other Product News)

Question and Answer Session for RF Inductors

Now that we’ve learned about the important factors for RF Inductors, to conclude our RF Inductors blog series, here are some general questions and answers.

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May 20, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Question and Answer Session About PFCs

Now that we’ve learned about the important factors for Power Factor Correction Chokes, to conclude our PFC blog series, here are some general questions and answers.

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May 14, 2014 (Other Product News)

Our Available Line of RF Products

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, the construction of the RF Inductor, and a comparison of these inductors, our blog series continues with our available line of RF products.

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May 13, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

What Are My Options for Power Factor Correction Topologies?

In our past five posts, you have learned what a PFC is, what uses they have, the mathematical definition, why they are needed, and which one is best for you, so now you will learn what your options are.

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May 7, 2014 (Other Product News)

A Comparison of RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, and the construction of the RF Inductor, our blog series continues with a comparison of these inductors.

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May 6, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

What Type of PFC is Best for Me?

In our past four posts, you have learned what a PFC is, what uses they have, the mathematical definition, and why they are needed, so now you will learn what type of PFC is best for you.

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May 2, 2014 (Other Product News)

New webinar! EMI Common Mode Coupling, May 14, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:00pm Central to learn about EMI Common Mode Coupling.

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Apr 30, 2014 (Other Product News)

The Construction of a RF Inductor

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, and typical applications, our blog series continues with the construction of these inductors.

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Apr 29, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Why Are Power Factor Corrections Needed?

In our past three posts, you have learned what a PFC is, what uses they have, and the mathematical definition, so now you will learn why these Power Factor Corrections are needed.

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Apr 23, 2014 (Other Product News)

Typical Applications for RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, and the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, our blog series continues with typical applications for these inductors.

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Apr 22, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

The PFC Definition as a Mathematical Definition

In our past two posts, you have learned what a PFC is and what uses they have, so now we will define it from a mathematical perspective.

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Apr 15, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

What are the Uses for a PFC?

Now that you learned in our last post about the definition of PFC Chokes, we can delve into the uses for them.

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Apr 9, 2014 (Other Product News)

What Materials are Used for RF Inductors?

Now that we’ve covered a general overview of RF Inductors, our blog series continues with the materials that are used in these inductors.

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Apr 8, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

What is Power Factor Correction?

The goal of Power Factor Correction is to maximize the real power available for the circuit and reduce harmonics. In this series of blog posts, we will illustrate the importance of Power Factor Correction Chokes, their uses, types, and more.

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Apr 7, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Are Flybuck Transformers the ‘new’ Flyback Transformers?

One of our employees, Anoop Chadaga, was a guest blogger for Texas Instruments about Flybuck transformers. Here is a secion of his guest blog.

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Apr 7, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

Flybuck Makes Multi-Isolated Bias Output Design Easy

A guest blog on Flybuck technology from Texas Instruments' Strategis Markeing Manager,Wei Liu.

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Apr 2, 2014 (Other Product News)

What are RF Inductors?

Do you want to learn more about RF Inductors? In this series of blog posts, we will illustrate the importance of RF Inductors, their uses, types, and more.

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Mar 13, 2014 (EMC Components)

Introducing the Electromagentic Compatibility Design & Compliance Issues Seminar

Global EMC and Wurth Electronics Midcom will be giving a first-ever interactive EMC seminar to be held at Global EMC facility in Gormley, Ontario on Thursday, April 10th from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

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Jan 15, 2014 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom to attend DesignCon 2014

We are excited to attend DesignCon 2014 to feature three brand new product series and a lot of extended sizes to existing lines. We look forward to meeting local customers and partners who stop by our booth at this conference.

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