Compact, powerful, and easy to work with, SMT magnetics are becoming a mainstay in power supplies of all kinds. This special report uncovers latest developments on this front as developers wring more performance from a miniature package.
In many cases, engineers now have a choice between ceramic and tantalum when it comes to selecting capacitors. Let's look at some trade-offs between the two to help select the proper device for a specific application.
If you're looking for a surge protection device that delivers high levels of performance while addressing pressures to reduce product size and component count, then voltage dependent resistor or varistor technologies might be the ideal solution.