Blog: Electronics in Action

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. Subscribe to the blog to receive each post by email, or click below to learn more about your favorite category:

Sep 10, 2019 (Electronics Insight)

Faster, Further, Better: 5G Will Become Communication Standard

Industry, and indeed our society as a whole, is becoming increasingly networked. Consequently, we are generating massive volumes of data that need to be transmitted and processed.

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Aug 24, 2019 (EMC Components)

E-Scooters: Micro-Mobility Trend or Not – They Still Need to be Charged to Roll!

Recently I’m noticing them everywhere - they zoom past me in office corridors, trade show halls and city parks. I am not talking about stressed colleagues, but e-powered scooters, or e-scooters.

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Aug 12, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Theresa Tesch, Distribution Inside Sales Representative, Watertown, SD USA Office

Meet Theresa Tesch, Distribution Inside Sales Representative in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Aug 9, 2019 (Other Product News)

Strategic Obsolescence Management Starts During Design-In

Many companies tend to neglect the issue of obsolescence. But this could cost them dearly, and this trend is continuing.

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Jul 28, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Lars Fahrbach, Executive Global Distribution Manager, Waldenburg, Germany Office

Meet Lars Fahrbach, Executive Global Distribution Manager in the Waldenburg, Germany Office

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Jul 21, 2019 (EMC Components)

How to Know Which USB is the Right Choice for Your Design

A, B, C, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, mini, micro – how do you know which is the best? Which should you use? Würth Elektronik is here to help you answer that question!

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Jul 15, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Maria Shoteh, Distribution Account Manager, Palm Beach CA USA Office

Meet Maria Shoteh, Distribution Account Manager in the Palm Beach, CA USA Office

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Jul 12, 2019 (EMC Components)

The Best Alternatives to High-Capacitance MLCCs

If you have been keeping tabs on the MLCC market (or have read our most recent blog post), you know there’s a massive shortage of high-capacitance multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) and resistors right now.

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Jul 1, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Brianna Spiering, Distribution Inside Sales Representative, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Brianna Spiering, Distribution Inside Sales Representative in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Jun 28, 2019 (EMC Components)

“There’s A Shortage Of High-Capacitance MLCCs: Here’s Why”

The passive component market is currently facing a shortage of MELF, mini MELF, and micro MELF resistors. The emerging use of e-Mobility and electric vehicles (EV) are only intensifying the issue.

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Jun 18, 2019 (Electronics Insight)

Mind The Gap … That Might Open If You Neglect Analog Skills

In this age of “digital everything,” many university students feel that digital electronics is modern and exciting, while analog electronics appears boring and outmoded.

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Jun 17, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Nicki Mandery, Distribution Web Content and Marketing Coordinator, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Nicki Mandery, Distribution Web Content and Marketing Coordinator in the Watertown SD USA Office

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Jun 5, 2019 (Emerging Technology)

Cobots – Teamwork With a Robot

One of our colleagues at the Würth Elektronik plant in Thurnau is different: ROSi is a robot!

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Jun 3, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Dawn Morris, Distribution Inside Sales Representative, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Dawn Morris, Distribution Inside Sales Representative in the Watertown SD USA Office

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May 20, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Brandon Leichtenberg, Distribution Account Manager, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Brandon Leichtenberg, Distribution Account Manager in Watertown, SD

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May 6, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Logan Jurgens, Account Manager, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Logan Jurgens, Account Manager in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Apr 22, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Amelia Thompson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Amelia Thompson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Watertown SD USA Office

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Apr 18, 2019 (EMC Components, Electronics Insight)

Passing EMC Testing Without Redesign: Line Filters Make It Possible

Horror scenario in an EMC test situation: the design does not meet the specified guidelines, and a filter solution must be installed as quickly as possible. What do you do?

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Apr 3, 2019 (Other Product News)

Choosing the Correct LC Filter Design for Your MLCC

Which LC Filter Design is right for your MLCC? Learn more and see an in-depth simulation.

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Apr 2, 2019 (Other Product News)

Introduction to LC Filter Design with MLCCs: Why the Applied Voltage Matters

Voltage matters. Take a closer look at the LC Filter Design with MLCCs.

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Mar 19, 2019 (EMC Components)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 3 of 3]

In the final post in this blog series, we explain the common mode attenuation results, differential mode attenuation results, and EFTB test conclusions from our experiment in filter attenuation using electrical fast transient burst (EFTB).

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Mar 12, 2019 (Other Product News, Building Bridges)

The Ultimate Wurth Electronics APEC Schedule

There's a lot happening during the week of APEC. Follow this schedule to know where and when to find Wurth Electronics.

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Mar 11, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Randall Gershon, Area Sales Manager, California USA

Meet Randall Gershon, Area Sales Manager in California.

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Mar 11, 2019 (EMC Components)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 2 of 3]

In the second post in this blog series, we explain the measurement methodology and challenges faced during our experiment in filter attenuation using electrical fast transient burst (EFTB).

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Mar 7, 2019 (Wireless Power)

Get Your Copy of the Brand-New Trilogy of Wireless Power

We noticed a need for a better understanding of wireless power, so we decided to step in and offer a solution: the brand-new Trilogy of Wireless Power, available in March 2019 from Wurth Electronics!

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Mar 5, 2019 (EMC Components)

Filter Attenuation Measurement Method Using Electrical Fast Transient Burst (EFTB) [Part 1 of 3]

When Schneider Electric approached our team about the need to offer more information on electrical fast transient burst (EFTB) attenuation, we jumped at the chance. In this blog series, we’ll explain this collaborative effort between Rich Spangenberg from Schneider Electric and Jared Quenzer from Wurth Electronics.

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Mar 4, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Emily Schiernbeck, Account Manager, Watertown, SD, USA

Meet Emily Schiernbeck, Account Manager in Watertown, SD USA.

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Feb 28, 2019 (Wireless Power)

Announcing Our Newest Kit for Wireless Power: The 200W Development Kit

Our newest kit in the area of wireless power is now available: the 200W Wireless Power Development Kit! With this complete, ready-to-use kit, you can discover the advantages of wireless power technology for yourself and easily integrate it into your product design.

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Feb 26, 2019 (Power Magnetics)

Learning Magnetics Just Became Fun with Our New TI-PML Buck Kit!

Thought learning magnetics was boring? Think again! Würth Elektronik has partnered with Texas Instruments to offer a new hands-on learning kit, the TI-PMLK Buck Würth Elektronik Edition kit.

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Feb 25, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Grant Getrix, Area Sales Manager, California USA

Meet Grant Betrix, Area Sales Manager in California.

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Feb 21, 2019 (EMC Components)

Find the Right Component with REDEXPERT: The World’s Most Accurate AC Loss Model

Tired of trying to calculate AC losses for your power supply design? Why not use the world’s most accurate AC loss model, REDEXPERT?

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Feb 19, 2019 (Power Magnetics)

Introducing the STMicroelectronics USB Type-C Development Kit, Featuring Our Powerful USB Type-C Connectors

For fast and easy migration to Type-C, the USB Type-C Development Kit is the immediate solution to the challenges you’re facing. Learn more about the kit and our powerful USB Type-C Connectors in this post!

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Feb 18, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Richard Brown, VP of Sales - Custom Magnetics Division, USA, California USA

Meet Richard Brown, VP of Sales - Custom Magnetics Division, USA in California.

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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 11, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kiet Vo, Regional Sales Manager - Southern California, USA

Meet Kiet Vo, Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.

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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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Feb 4, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Mitch Trego, Product Applications Engineer, Watertown, SD USA

Meet Mitch Trego, Product Applications Engineer, Watertown, SD USA

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Jan 28, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Dustin Long, Area Sales Manager, California USA

Meet Dustin Long, Area Sales Manager in California.

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Jan 21, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Quentin Laidebeur, Product Definition Engineer, Milpitas, CA, USA

Meet Quentin Laidebeur, Product Definition Engineer in the Milpitas, CA, office

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Jan 14, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Quentin Payan, Strategic Partnership Manager, Milpitas, CA, USA

Meet Quentin Payan, Strategic Partnership Manager in the Milpitas, CA, office

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Jan 12, 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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Jan 7, 2019 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Stephanie Berger, Logistics Coordinator, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Stephanie Berger, Logistics Coordinator in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Jan 3, 2019 (Other Product News)

Meet Matthew Rossi, Winner of the 2018 Off the Clock Design Challenge!

Matthew Rossi won our second annual Off the Clock Design Challenge. We interviewed Matthew to learn more about his winning design process and see what he's working on next.

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Dec 31, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Lindsey Esche, Marketing & Communication Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Lindsey Esche, Marketing & Communications Manager in our Watertown, SD office.

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Dec 18, 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 12, 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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Dec 10, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Nicki Mandery, Distribution Web Content and Marketing Coordinator, Kansas, USA

Meet Nicki Mandery, Distribution Web Content and Marketing Coordinator in Kansas.

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Nov 29, 2018 (Other Product News)

The History of Würth Elektronik: Highlights from 2011 to 2017 (and Beyond!)

In this last post in our three-part series on the company history of Würth Elektronik, we feature highlights from 2011 to 2017 — and where we're headed now!

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Nov 26, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sara Farstad, Standard Product Operations Manager, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Sara Farstad, Operations eiSos Product Manager in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Nov 19, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sharon Jorgenson, Shipping & Receiving Clerk, Watertown, SD USA Office

Meet Sharon Jorgenson, Shipping & Receiving Clerk in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Nov 14, 2018 (Other Product News)

The History of Würth Elektronik: Highlights from 2000 to 2010

In this second post in our three-part series on the company history of Würth Elektronik, we’ll cover the company highlights from 2000 to 2010. Join us for a trip down memory lane!

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Nov 5, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Roxie Shultz, Forecasting & Raw Materials Analyst, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Roxie Shultz, Forecasting & Raw Materials Analyst in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Nov 1, 2018 (Other Product News)

The History of Würth Elektronik: Highlights from 1984 to 2000

In this first post in our three-part series on how Würth Elektronik came to be, we’ll cover the company highlights from 1984 to 2000. Let’s take a trip back in time, shall we?

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Oct 21, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Amber Ruppel, Account Manager, Watertown SD USA Office

Meet Amber Ruppel, Account Manager in the Watertown, SD USA Office

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Oct 18, 2018 (Other Product News)

Make the Switch to LED Lighting in Horticultural Applications [Part 2 of 2]

There are five key properties that contribute to the advantages of LEDs compared with traditional HID light sources in the horticultural industry. We covered the first two properties in our previous article; in this post, we’ll explain the the other three.

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Oct 11, 2018 (Other Product News)

Make the Switch to LED Lighting in Horticultural Applications [Part 1 of 2]

Soon, LED design is expected to surpass HID lighting for horticultural applications. Here’s why the greenhouse industry should (and likely will) make the permanent switch to LED lighting.

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Oct 8, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Mark Barber, Human Resources Representative, Watertown, SD USA Office

Meet Mark Barber, Human Resources Representative in the, Watertown, SD USA Office

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Oct 4, 2018 (Wireless Power)

Common Applications of High Power Wireless Power Transfer for the Industrial Industry

The industrial industry has begun to embrace high power wireless power transfer because of its many benefits. In this post, we’ll cover the most common uses for high power wireless power transfer in the industrial environment.

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