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:

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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Sep 27, 2018 (Wireless Power)

Why the Industrial Industry Is Embracing High Power Wireless Power Transfer

Learn why the industrial environment is embracing high power wireless power transfer and why we recommend using a classical resonant converter as the clocking circuit for these applications.

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Sep 24, 2018 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Rafael Macias, Area Sales Manager, Guadalajara, Mexico Office

Meet Rafael Macias, Area Sales Manager in the Guadalajara office in Mexico.

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Sep 10, 2018 (Press-Fit Technology)

REDfit designs, working to plug directly into your board

Never heard of the term SKEDD? Read more about these solderless, reversible, direct plug-in connectors from Wurth Electronics!

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Sep 6, 2018 (Other Product News)

Why Choose MID-GDT Gate Drive Transformers?

Have you been looking for the right gate drive transformer for your power supply application? Look no further than the compact, low-profile MID-GDT Gate Drive Transformer from Wurth Electronics!

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Aug 31, 2018 (Other Product News)

The Perfect Match: REDFIT IDC SKEDD Connector

Soldering and press-fit was yesterday. The future is SKEDD's direct plug-in technology! Read this post to learn more about the REDFIT IDC SKEDD Connector: a solderless, reversible, direct plug-in connector with SKEDD technology and insulation displacement connection.

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Aug 28, 2018 (Power Magnetics)

What Is PoE, and Why Use It for High Power Applications?

To learn the ins and outs of the latest Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, we interviewed Swaroop Vaidyanath, Product Manager for PoE products at Wurth Electronics. Here is what Mr. Vaidyanath had to share!

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Aug 24, 2018 (Power Magnetics)

How Shielding Materials Affect Electromagnetic Radiation and the Effectiveness of a Power Inductor

In this third and final post of our blog series on electromagnetic (EM) radiation, we’ll discuss how shielding materials affect electromagnetic radiation and, by implication, the effectiveness of your power inductor.

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Aug 21, 2018 (Power Magnetics)

Factors that Influence Electromagnetic Radiation of Power Inductors

In this post, we will discuss EM radiation as it pertains to unshielded, semi-shielded, and shielded inductors. We will also cover how EM radiation changes according to different influences.

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Aug 17, 2018 (Power Magnetics)

The Behavior of Electromagnetic Radiation of Power Inductors in Power Management

While often overlooked, the behavior of electromagnetic (EM) radiation of power inductors is an important consideration in power management. In this blog series, we uncover the vast and intricate topic of EM radiation.

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Aug 14, 2018 (Other Product News)

How WE Day Came to Be: The Evolution of Wurth Electronics’ Biggest Event in Mexico and Canada

For our friends in Mexico and Canada, WE Day is one of the biggest days of the year. Learn how WE Day has grown into one of the best events in the electronics industry in just a few short years (and how you can be a part of it yourself!).

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Aug 10, 2018 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Jumps Aboard the STMicroelectronics Partnership Program

Wurth Electronics jumps aboard the STMicroelectronics Partnership Program as the only passive components supplier accepted to date. Learn more about our partnership.

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Aug 7, 2018 (Other Product News)

WE eiSos SMART5 - Smart Technologies in the Service of the Customer

Wurth Elektronik offers innovative components based on loT solutions with the SMART5 concept.

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Aug 3, 2018 (Other Product News)

WE-HCF SMD High Current Inductor

Looking to source a single coil power inductor? Our WE-HCF SMD series might be just what you need!

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Jul 31, 2018 (Wireless Power)

The Importance of Wireless Power Transfer Today

Why is wireless energy transmission gaining importance now, even though the technical principle is more than 120 years old? We explain the rise of wireless power transfer in this post!

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Jul 26, 2018 (Wireless Power)

Key Factors for Wireless Power Charging Coils

In order to get the best possible solution for low loss energy transmission, a series of key factors are at play. In this post, we’ll cover the six key factors for wireless power charging coils. We’ll wrap things up with a summary of the improvement and optimization of wireless charging coils.

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Jul 23, 2018 (Other Product News)

Off the Clock Contenders Announced!

Wurth Electronics has selected four applicants to contend in the second annual “Off the Clock Design Challenge.” These four contenders include Jose Tlacaélel Sánchez Rangel, Josué Alejandro Gutierrez, Matthew Rossi, and Petr Dvorak.

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Jul 3, 2018 (Other Product News)

[Webinar Recap Part Two] High Voltage MLCCs in Comparison to Safety MLCCs

In a recent webinar, Division Manager Pierre Lohrber explained the comparison of MLCCs for high voltage and safety applications. In this post, we’re covering part two of our recap on Pierre’s webinar

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Jun 29, 2018 (Other Product News)

[Webinar Recap Part One] High Voltage MLCCs in Comparison to Safety MLCCs

In a recent webinar, Division Manager Pierre Lohrber explained the comparison of MLCCs for high voltage and safety applications.

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Jun 27, 2018 (Other Product News)

Meet Christopher McMahan, Winner of the 2017 Off the Clock Design Challenge!

Christopher McMahan was the lucky winner of our inaugural Off the Clock Design Challenge last year. In preparation of this year's challenge, we interviewed Chris to get his thoughts on the design contest and see what he's up to now!

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May 8, 2018 (Other Product News)

WA-SMSSR SMT Steel Spacer with Snap Rivet Fixation

Learn more about Wurth Electronics Midcom's screwless solution, the WA-SMSSR SMT Steel Spacer with Snap Rivet Fixation.

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May 1, 2018 (Other Product News)

Protection of USB 2.0 Applications Series: ESD Device Tests and Layout Recommendations for USB Ports

Welcome to our blog series on the protection of USB 2.0 applications. In this final post, we discuss testing the protection level of ESD devices and recommended layouts for single and double USB ports.

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Apr 24, 2018 (Other Product News)

Protection of USB 2.0 Applications Series: Different Protection Devices for Different Requirements

Welcome to our blog series on the protection of USB 2.0 applications. In this third post, we discuss different protection devices for different requirements and examples of eye pattern tests.

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Apr 17, 2018 (Other Product News)

Protection of USB 2.0 Applications Series: TVS Diodes & ESD Suppressors

Welcome to our blog series on the protection of USB 2.0 applications. In this second post, we discuss TVS diodes and ESD protection and suppression.

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Apr 10, 2018 (Other Product News)

Protection of USB 2.0 Applications Series: ESD-confirm USB Interfaces

Welcome to our blog series on the protection of USB 2.0 applications. In this first post, we discuss the ESD-confirm USB interfaces.

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