Blog: Electronics in Action (EMC Components)

Electronics are more than components and volts. The support, design, and technology behind the electronics make all the difference.

Our blog, Electronics in Action, is here to help you learn more about electronic design and meet the people behind the products at Wurth Electronics Midcom. Subscribe to the blog to receive each post by email, or click below to learn more about your favorite category:

Feb 14, 2019 (EMC Components, Other Product News)

Behind the Scenes at APEC

How do we pull off APEC year after year? Find out what goes on behind the scenes.

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Feb 12, 2019 (EMC Components, Other Product News)

Don’t Miss These New Products from Wurth Electronics

We're excited to tell you about several new additions to our product catalog. Here's everything you need to know!

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Feb 7, 2019 (EMC Components)

Get Your Copy of the New and Improved Trilogy of Magnetics: 5th Edition

If you’ve ever wrestled with inductive component selection, we have the perfect resource for you: our new and improved Trilogy of Magnetics, now in its fifth edition.

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Jan 13, 2019 (EMC Components)

How Flexible Absorber Sheets Solve EMI Problems: Characterization Methods [Part 2 of 2]

EMI is a growing problem for engineers. In this second post in our two-part series, we’ll describe several experimental tests that can be used to characterize absorber materials based upon internal and external properties.

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Jan 10, 2019 (EMC Components)

How Flexible Absorber Sheets Solve EMI Problems: Properties + Materials [Part 1 of 2]

EMI is a growing problem for engineers. In this two-part blog series, learn why and how to use flexible absorber sheets to reduce EMI noise in your design!

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Dec 19, 2018 (EMC Components)

Benefits of Aluminum Polymer Capacitors: Longer Lifetime [Part 2 of 2]

In this second post in our two-part series on the benefits of aluminum polymer capacitors, we’ll discuss another important advantage: longer lifetime.

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Dec 13, 2018 (EMC Components)

Benefits of Aluminum Polymer Capacitors: Improved EMC Performance [Part 1 of 2]

In this first post in our two-part series on the benefits of aluminum polymer capacitors, we’ll discuss one of the biggest advantages: improved EMC performance.

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Oct 10, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMC Basics: Clamp-on Ferrites

In this final installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we will talk about using clamp-on ferrites to combat unwanted noise and why it's so important to design with EMC in mind.

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Oct 3, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMC Basics: Common Mode vs. Differential Noise

In this fourth installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we will talk about how to distinguish and combat common mode vs. differential noise in EMC.

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Sep 24, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMC Basics: Losses with EMC

In this third installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll explain losses with EMC — how to identify them, how to control them, and how to calculate insertion loss in your design.

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Sep 18, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMC Basics: Chip Bead Ferrites & Reading Datasheets

In this second installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll discuss chip bead ferrites and how to read a datasheet.

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Sep 12, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMC Basics: What Is EMC?

In this first installment of our five-part blog series on EMC basics, we'll give you an overview of EMC and how it may concern you and your company.

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May 25, 2017 (EMC Components)

Shielded vs. Unshielded Inductors for SMPS

In this fourth and final installment of our blog series on switched mode power supplies (SMPS), we explain the difference between shielded and unshielded inductors and provide resources for learning more about SMPS.

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May 23, 2017 (EMC Components)

EMI Noise Sources for SMPS

In this third installment of our four-part blog series on switched mode power supplies (SMPS), we cover the topic of EMI noise sources for SMPS.

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May 18, 2017 (EMC Components)

Transmission Modes & Filter Topologies for SMPS

In this second installment of our four-part blog series, we explain transmission modes and filter topologies for switched mode power supplies (SMPS).

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May 16, 2017 (EMC Components)

Requirements in EMC for Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS)

In this first installment of our new four-part blog series, we walk you through the EMC requirements you need to know when making improvements for your filter design for switched mode power supply (SMPS).

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Sep 16, 2016 (EMC Components)

Cómo Funcionan Los Common Mode Chokes

Vamos a examinar la función y operación de un Common Mode Choke y la forma en que reduce la interferencia no deseada.

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Sep 9, 2016 (EMC Components)

Como Funciona Um Indutor De Modo Comum

Vamos examinar a função e operação de um indutor de modo comum e o modo como ele reduz interferências indesejadas.

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Jun 7, 2016 (EMC Components)

Sinais de modo Comum x Sinais de Modo Diferencial

Este post vai discutir como resolver problemas de interferência eletromagnética (EMI) com indutores de modo comum e as vantagens de usá-los em relação a outras soluções.

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May 17, 2016 (EMC Components)

Señales de Modo Común Vs. a las Señales de Modo Diferencial

Este post va a discutir la forma de resolver los problemas de EMI con inductores de modo común y las ventajas de su uso frente a otras soluciones.

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Apr 9, 2016 (EMC Components)

Customize Your Connectors with Our New WE Plus Service!

Do you need to optimize production or reliability for prototypes in small series or prototype volumes? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear about our new customized connectors service: WE Plus!

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Apr 4, 2016 (EMC Components)

Escolhendo o EMC Ferrite correto

Existe uma ampla variedade de ferrites EMC. Nesse artigo descrevemos seis tipos de ferrites de modo a ajudar você a escolher o melhor item para seu projeto.

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Mar 14, 2016 (EMC Components)

Eligiendo la Ferrita EMC correcta

Hay una amplia variedad de ferritas EMC para elegir. Este artículo establece seis tipos de ferritas y le ayuda a seleccionar la mejor ferrita para su diseño.

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Feb 29, 2016 (EMC Components)

Expert Industry Knowledge: Interview with Kenneth Wyatt

Meet Kenneth Wyatt, a consultant in electromagnetic compatbility (EMC) design and training.

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Jan 7, 2016 (EMC Components)

WE-ExB Common Mode Choke Product Overview

Wurth Electronics Midcom's WE-ExB series of common mode power line chokes offers a wide range of coverage thanks to the chokes' manganese zinc and nickel zinc makeup. They are ideal for generic common mode filters, mains line filters, and all types of power electronics filtering.

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Apr 7, 2015 (EMC Components)

Finding the Right Ferrite: Comparing Core Materials

This post describes how to use material comparison measurements and personal experience to find the right ferrite for a design.

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Mar 30, 2015 (EMC Components)

Finding the Right Ferrite: Different Ferrite Designs

This post explains the difference between five ferrite designs and why finding the right one is important.

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Mar 24, 2015 (EMC Components)

Interference-Free Operation: Effective EMC Protection Through Selective Use of Ferrites

Learn how choosing the right ferrite design can provide better interference suppression and EMC protection.

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Mar 17, 2015 (EMC Components)

Low-Force Crimp Contacts: New Design, Same Performance

With our new low-force crimp contacts, you get the same electrical properties as standard crimp contacts but with much lower insertion and pulling forces.

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Mar 10, 2015 (EMC Components)

Low-Force Crimp Contacts: Disconnection Made Easy

Wurth Electronics has created low-force crimp contacts with reduced insertion and pulling force to make them easier to disconnect.

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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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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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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 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 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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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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Dec 12, 2013 (EMC Components)

Lighting and EMI Considerations

The lighting industry has shifted to focus on reducing the carbon footprint with the use of LEDs for replacement of standard incandescent light bulbs. This post discusses the EMI considerations LED lighting presents, and the solutions to reduce EMI issues.

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Jul 30, 2013 (EMC Components)

What EMI Shielding is and Why it Matters

In this article, you'll learn the importance of understanding EMI Shielding and what you can do to prevent interference between your electronics.

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Jul 25, 2013 (EMC Components)

How to Avoid ESD and EMI Issues

In this post, learn how we help customers at Wurth Electronics Midcom and gain helpful advice on how to bypass ESD and EMI issues by creating proper designs.

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Jul 22, 2013 (EMC Components)

How Unwanted Interfence Affects Device Performance: EMI and ESD Considerations in Electronics

Learn how the outburst of wireless devices being used everywhere and at the same times can cause intereference between devices and ultimately affect the performace of such devices.

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Jul 16, 2013 (EMC Components)

Designing Electronics in an International World

We sat down with Don Rigdon to ask how an international electronics design company works. Read more to see what he had to say.

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