Blog: Electronics in Action (Power Magnetics)

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Nov 19, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Product Options for WE-PDF and WE-HCI from Wurth Electronics Midcom

Each WE-PDF series package size carries a broad range of inductance values to provide the optimum solution for your application.

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Nov 12, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Select the Right Transformer - What's important in your Magnetics?

What is most important to you while designing a transformer? Low or high isolation? Size or area? Cost or performance? We can lead you in the right direction. Lean how in this post.

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Nov 4, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Reducing Common Mode Noise with HPLE Series of Integrated RJ45 Connectors

This post provides an in-depth look at how the HPLE series of RJ45 connectors integrates the magnetics associated with noise reduction and IEEE802.3 compliance and an industry-standard RJ45 connector.

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Oct 28, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Introduction to RJ45 Connectors with Integrated Magnetics

Wurth Electronics Midcom offers an entire line of RJ45 connectors with integrated magnetics, which feature magnetics configurations designed to meet the IEEE802.3 standard.

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Sep 29, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Advantages and Applications of the Flatwire Inductor WE-PDF Series

Read our latest blog post to learn about the advantages and applications of the Flatwire Inductor WE-PDF Series.

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Sep 22, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Lowering Copper Losses with High-Current Inductors Using Flatwire Technology

In this post, learn how high-current inductors wth flatwire technology can help lower copper losses in a design.

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Sep 15, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Overview of WE-PDF Flatwire Inductors for Low Wire Losses

This blog post will provide an overview of the Wurth Electronics Midcom WE-PDF flatwire inductor.

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Aug 16, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Evaluation Kits for DC/DC Flyback Converter Solutions

Linear Technology and Wurth Electronics Midcom released two evaluation kits for the DC/DC flyback converter solution with 30W and 12W output power.

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Aug 10, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Features and Benefits of the WE-FB Series Transformers

In this post, learn the key features and benefits of the WE-FB standard flyback transformers available from Wurth Electronics Midcom.

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Aug 4, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Features and Benefits of the LT3748 Isolated Flyback Controller

This blog post will provide an overview of the Linear Technology LT3748 flyback controller.

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Jul 27, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

How to Calculate an Inductor for a SEPIC Converter

Learn how to calculate the right inductor into a circuit for an efficient SEPIC converter in this blog post.

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Jul 21, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Coupled Inductors Series Overview

This post will explain which coupled inductor families are available from Wurth Electronics Midcom.

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Jul 14, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Coupled Inductors for SEPIC Converter Applications

This post will explain the applications, functionality, typical layout, and benefits of a SEPIC converter.

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Jun 9, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Placing and Selecting the Proper Ferrite Bead

Learn how to place and select the best ferrite bead for ringing control in switching converters.

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Jun 2, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Selecting and Using Ferrite Beads for Ringing Control in Switching Converters

Read an introduction to selecting and using ferrite beads for ringing control in switching converters.

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May 12, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Class D Amplifiers: Selection of Passive Components

In our fifth and final post on Class D amplifiers, discover why it is crucial to select high-quality capacitors for Class D filters.

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May 5, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Class D Amplifiers: Dimensioning and Calculating the Filter

Learn how to corrctly dimension and calculate the output filter for Class D amplifiers.

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Apr 28, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Class D Amplifiers: Requirements for MOSFETs and drivers

This post on Class D amplifiers explains the requirements for MOSFETs and drivers.

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Apr 21, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Class D Amplifiers: How Do They Work?

Learn the step-by-step process of how class D amplifiers work.

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Apr 14, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Passive Components for Class D Amplifiers: Efficient Amplification

Read an introduction to passive components for Class D amplifiers, including their relation to modern technology and their most important benefits.

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Feb 17, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Fly-Buck™ Power Supplies Reduce Size and Cost

Two major advantages of the Fly-Buck™ topology are its small size and low cost.

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Feb 10, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

The Black Magic of Fly-Buck™ Technology

Discover how Wurth Electronics Midcom is spearheading the Fly-Buck™ technology with innovative tranformer development and design tools.

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Feb 3, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

What Is Fly-Buck™ Technology and Why Use It?

Learn what Fly-Buck™ technology is, where it is used, current trends in the technology, and when not to use it.

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Jan 16, 2015 (Power Magnetics)

Smart Transformer Selector Sotware Launch

The STS uses your power supply parameters and searches the database for parts that will not saturate, will provide the proper output voltages, will not over stress your switch, so on and so forth.

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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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Dec 9, 2013 (Power Magnetics)

Switch Mode Power Supply Topologies Compared

Even with the disadvantages of being more complex and requiring more care to control EMI, the advantages of switch mode power supplies far outweigh linear power supplies in all but a few niche applications.

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Nov 12, 2013 (Power Magnetics)

Common Mode Signals vs. Differential Mode Signals

Understanding the difference between common mode signals and differential mode signals is extremely important, as we need to know what the circuit requires to reduce noise.

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Aug 27, 2013 (Power Magnetics)

Texas Instruments Case Study

IC Manufacturer Texas Instruments came to Wurth Electronics Midcom and asked us to create an isolated power supply for a chip that would work with their communication controller. Read on to learn more about this case study.

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