Blog: Electronics in Action

Here you can find some of our older blog posts, set aside to make navigating our page easier.

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 26, 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 19, 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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Aug 30, 2017 (Power Magnetics)

Announcing MID-LLCEPC: A New Transformer Package for LLC Applications

Wurth Electronics Midcom is proud to introduce a new, one-of-a-kind transformer package for LLC applications: MID-LLCEPC.

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Jul 1, 2017 (Other Product News)

Off The Clock Challenge Winners Announced!

The Wurth Electronics Off The Clock Design Challenge winners are announced!

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Jun 16, 2017 (Other Product News)

Off The Clock Challenge Voting Begins

The Wurth Electronics Off The Clock Design Challenge voting process has begun!

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Jun 13, 2017 (Distribution)

Meet the Distribution Team at Wurth Electronics! [Part 2 of 2]

We work with distribution partners around the globe to provide the best products and support possible. Meet the second half of our distribution team at Wurth Electronics!

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Jun 6, 2017 (Distribution)

Meet the Distribution Team at Wurth Electronics! [Part 1 of 2]

We work with distribution partners around the globe to provide the best products and support possible. Meet the first half of our distribution team at Wurth Electronics!

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May 31, 2017 (Other Product News)

Off The Clock Challenge Continues

The Wurth Electronics Off The Clock Design Challenge is in full swing with five contenders working hard on their designs.

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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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Apr 5, 2017 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom Makes a Statement at APEC 2017

Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) has historically been one of Wurth Electronics' favorite shows to be an exhibitor. Read on to find out how this year went!

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Mar 23, 2017 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom's Smart Transformer Selector Now Integrated with STMicroelectronics' eDesignSuite

Two of the most helpful product selection tools have joined together to make electronic designing and selection a breeze.

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Mar 21, 2017 (Other Product News)

APEC 2017: Stop by Booth #811 to Meet Stephen, Jason, Pierre and John

This year, Wurth Electronics is excited that we will have over 50 employees traveling to Tampa, FL to attend APEC 2017! With so many employees attending the conference we thought we would give you a chance to meet a handful of them. Meet are Stephen, Jason, Pierre and John

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Mar 16, 2017 (Other Product News)

Texas Instruments’ (TI) High Power IEEE802.3bt PoE PD featuring Wurth Electronics .bt LAN Transformer is set to “Light Up” APEC 2017

LED lighting is a very common technology in industrial, residential and commercial applications as it has the benefits of a longer operational life, higher energy efficiency and smaller form-factor. The ability to control these lighting ballasts in connected lighting applications has launched this system into the era of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Mar 14, 2017 (Other Product News)

Can You Design it Better than Mike?

Who is Mike? What did he design? Why should you design it better than him? We answer all these pressing questions in this post on our blog!

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Mar 12, 2017 (Other Product News)

Off the Clock Contenders Announced!

Wurth Electronics has selected five applicants to contend in the “Off the Clock Design Challenge.” These five contenders include: Christopher McMahan, Dheera Venkatraman, Josue Alejandro Gutierrez, Nicholas Su, and Robert van Leeuwen.

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Mar 8, 2017 (Other Product News)

Scaling Wireless Charging to High-Power Applications

Wireless charging is becoming increasingly prevalent. Ruwanga Dassanayake, Product Line Manager for Semtech's Power Magagement and High-Reliability Products Group explains further in this post.

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Mar 7, 2017 (Other Product News)

APEC 2017: Stop by Booth #811 to Meet Jesse, Matt, Lorandt, Emil, and Thibault!

This year, Wurth Electronics is excited that we will have over 50 employees traveling to Tampa, FL to attend APEC 2017! With so many employees attending the conference we thought we would give you a chance to meet a handful of them.

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Mar 2, 2017 (Other Product News)

APEC 2017: Complete Seminar Schedule for Wurth Electronics Speakers

Attending APEC 2017? So are we! Check out our complete seminar schedule to make sure you don't miss any of our excellent presentations by Wurth Electronics speakers.

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Feb 28, 2017 (Other Product News)

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS)-mEZ Plug & Play Power Module Solutions Featuring Wurth Electronics Power Inductors and Capacitors

MPS's open-frame modules provide easy-to-use, plug & play power solutions with pre-programmed output voltage options available. Join us at APEC 2017 for a technical presentation at no cost!

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Jan 9, 2017 (Other Product News)

Off the Clock Design Challenge: Calling All Tinkerers!

Want a chance to win a 3D printer, soldering station, or other awesome prizes? Apply for our Off the Clock Design Challenge — built for those who like to tinker!

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Nov 17, 2016 (Other Product News)

Q&A with Ismael Molina Alba, Presenter at DesignCon 2017

Meet Ismael Molina Alba, a Product Manager and presenter at DesignCon 2017.

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Oct 26, 2016 (Other Product News)

Gleanergy Demonstration Kit at EHS USA in November 2016

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA in Santa Clara, CA is right around the corner, and Wurth Electronics Midcom will be there! If you’re in the area, please join us for a deeper understanding of 'Gleanergy'.

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Oct 10, 2016 (Other Product News)

Meet Us at DesignCon 2017 for a Special EMI Tech Session!

DesignCon 2017 is right around the corner, and Wurth Electronics Midcom will be there! If you’re in the area, please join us for a special EMI technical session by one of our Product Managers, Ismael Molina Alba.

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Oct 4, 2016 (Other Product News)

Tips for Internship Applicants: Q&A with Dean Huumala

Applying for a college internship is a bit of an art form. Read on to learn useful tips from Dean Huumala, our Hiring Manager, on applying and interviewing for a college internship!

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Sep 27, 2016 (Other Product News)

Engineering Internship at Wurth Electronics Midcom: Q&A with Dean Huumala

At Wurth Electronics Midcom, we’re known for our hands-on internship program. We spoke with our Hiring Manager, Dean Huumala, to tell you all about the engineering internship and what he looks for when hiring interns.

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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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Sep 2, 2016 (Other Product News)

Why Use Aluminum Polymer Capacitors?

We will look specifically at the polymer type and how it compares to the traditional construction. We will conclude this series with an overview of the enemies and applications of aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

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Aug 26, 2016 (Other Product News)

Construction of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors: Pros and Cons

Here, we will take a closer look at the traditional construction of aluminum electrolytic capacitors, including their advantages and disadvantages.

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Aug 19, 2016 (Other Product News)

Introduction to Aluminum Capacitors: Traditional Electrolytic vs. Polymer

In this blog series, we will look at the difference between the two main types of aluminum capacitors: traditional electrolytic and solid polymer. Read on to learn the most important factors in comparing aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

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Aug 8, 2016 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Amelia Thompson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Watertown, SD

Meet Amelia Thompson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator in Watertown, SD.

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Aug 1, 2016 (Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Diana Flora, Accounting Clerk, Watertown, SD

Meet Diana Flora, Accounting Clerk in Watertown, SD.

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Jul 25, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Jason Rucker, Area Sales Manager, New York, USA

Meet Jason Rucker, Area Sales Manager in New York, USA.

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Jul 18, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kyle Moldenhauer, Field Applications Engineer, Americas

Meet Kyle Moldenhauer, Field Applications Engineer in the Americas.

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Jul 11, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sherry Peschong, Design for Manufacturing Analyst, Watertown, SD

Meet Sherry Peschong, Design for Manufacturing Analyst, in Watertown, SD.

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Jul 11, 2016 (Wireless Power)

New Wireless Power Infographic from Wurth Electronics Midcom

If you’ve been reading our blog lately, you know that we are pretty excited about wireless power transfer at Wurth Electronics Midcom. Now, we have even created a special wireless power transfer infographic to help illustrate the ideas for you!

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Jun 27, 2016 (Wireless Power)

How Wurth Electronics Midcom Constructs Wireless Power Charging Coils

In this blog post, discover how our wireless power charging coils at Würth Elektronik are constructed -- either for Qi or any other power transfer application.

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Jun 27, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: David Rosales, Area Sales Manager, Guadalajara, Mexico

Meet David Rosales, Area Sales Manager, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Jun 21, 2016 (Wireless Power)

Wireless Power Standards: The Wireless Power Consortium (Qi) vs. the AirFuel Alliance

In this blog post, learn the main differences between the three main wireless power compliance standards, and see how the AirFuel Alliance stacks up to Qi.

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Jun 14, 2016 (Wireless Power)

Introduction to Wireless Power Transfer: Benefits, Markets, and Applications

Wireless power transfer is a hot new topic in the electronics industry. In this blog post, learn the benefits, markets, and applications of wireless power.

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Jun 13, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Suravi Karmacharya, Product Applications Engineer, Milpitas, CA

Meet Suravi Karmacharya, Product Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA.

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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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Jun 6, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

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

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

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May 30, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Marcel Thielke, Global Account Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Marcel Thielke, Global Account Manager in Watertown, SD.

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May 23, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Michael Manzi, Regional Sales Manager, Milpitas, CA

Meet Michael Manzi, Regional Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA.

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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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May 16, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Heather Fedt, Inside Sales Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Heather Fedt, Inside Sales Manager in Watertown, SD.

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May 9, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Eduardo Maldonado, Operations Liaison Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Eduardo Maldonado, Operations Liaison Manager in Watertown, SD.

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May 2, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Lindsey Esche, Marketing and Communications Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Lindsey Esche, Marketing and Communications Manager in Watertown, SD.

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Apr 17, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Shasta Cox, Key Account Manager, Milpitas, CA

Meet Shasta Cox, Key Account Manager in Milpitas, CA.

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Apr 11, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Dawn Dehne, Distribution Inside Sales Representative, Watertown, SD

Meet Dawn Dehne, Distribution Inside Sales Representative in Watertown, SD.

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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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Apr 4, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Thomas Miskin, Regional Sales Manager, Rutherford, NJ

Meet Thomas Miskin, Regional Sales Manager in Rutherford, NJ.

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Apr 2, 2016 (Other Product News)

APEC in a Nutshell: Recap of Wurth Electronics Midcom at APEC 2016

Were you able to attend the APEC in Long Beach, CA, this year? Here's a recap of Wurth Electronics Midcom at APEC 2016. We had such a blast!

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Mar 28, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sue Paulson, R&D Lab Operator, Watertown, SD

Meet Sue Pauslon, R&D Lab Operator in Watertown, SD.

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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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Mar 14, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Laura Moreno, Inside Sales Representative, Guadalajara, MX

Meet Laura Moreno, Inside Sales Representative in Guadalajara, MX..

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Mar 7, 2016 (Wireless Power)

Wurth Electronics Midcom Transformers in G.FAST Modems

G.FAST is the latest approved broadband DSL standard which is poised to bring fiber-like internet speeds to consumer residences at an affordable cost to the masses.

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Mar 7, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Brandon Leichtenberg, Distribution Inside Sales Representative, Watertown, SD

Meet Brandon Leichtenberg, Distribution Inside Sales Representative at the Watertown, SD office.

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Mar 7, 2016 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom Transformers in G.FAST Modems

G.FAST is the latest approved broadband DSL standard which is poised to bring fiber-like internet speeds to consumer residences at an affordable cost to the masses.

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Mar 4, 2016 (Other Product News)

Ten Reasons Why We’re (Booth) #001 at APEC 2016

Attending APEC 2016 in Long Beach, California? Booth #001 is waiting for you.

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Mar 3, 2016 (Other Product News)

GLEANERGY: Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Node Development Platform

We partnered with Linear Technology on the "Gleanergy” platform to demonstrate the ability to utilize one, or multiple ambient energy sources.

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Feb 29, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sarah Shepard, Planning & Forecast Analyst , Watertown, SD

Meet Sarah Shepard, Planning & Forecast Analyst at the Watertown, SD office.

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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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Feb 23, 2016 (Other Product News)

Hidden Gems at APEC 2016

APEC is more than just an exhibition for us. It’s an educational conference. Here’s what you’ll learn from Wurth Electronics Midcom at APEC 2016-- off the exhibition floor.

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Feb 21, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Scott Pelhank, VP of Sales, Elgin, IL

Meet Scott Pelhank, VP of Sales located in Elgin, IL.

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Feb 21, 2016 (Wireless Power)

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) - Plug-and-Play Wireless Power Reference Kits Featuring Würth Elektronik Wireless Charging Coils

IDT's turnkey wireless power kits make integrating wireless charging easy, affordable and practical for a broad range of consumer electronics.

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Feb 14, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Calvin Hwung, Semiconductor Partnership Manager, Milpitas, CA

Meet Calvin Hwung, Semiconductor Partnership Manager in the Milpitas, CA office.

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Feb 9, 2016 (Press-Fit Technology)

Factors to Consider when Using Power Elements Products

Some important factors to consider when designing a power-to-board solution with our Power Elements products include the derating behaviors, manufacturing guidelines, and necessary tools.

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Feb 9, 2016 (Other Product News)

5 Things You Should Know for APEC 2016 by Lindsey Esche

APEC is coming around to Long Beach again, and Lindsey thought it would be fun and helpful to share with you my top tips for APEC 2016. Follow Wurth Electronics Midcom on Twitter and like us on Facebook for exciting updates as we near APEC 2016 in March!

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Feb 8, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Tammy Davis, HR Manager, Watertown, SD

Meet Tammy Davis, HR Manager at the Watertown, SD office.

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Feb 3, 2016 (Press-Fit Technology)

5 Different Configuration Types of Power Elements Products

Wurth Electronics Midcom offers five different configuration types of products within the Power Elements family. This post will cover each one.

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Jan 27, 2016 (Press-Fit Technology)

Advantages of Power Elements Products

With a high current capability and extremely low contact resistance (plus a lower price), the Power Elements products from Wurth Electronics Midcom prove to be a better solution than high-power terminal blocks.

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Jan 25, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Daniel Gammill, Area Sales Manager, South Central United States

Meet Daniel Gammill, Area Sales Manager, for the South Central United States.

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Jan 18, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Lory Wilkens, R&D Lab Operator, Watertown, SD Office

Meet Lory Wilkens, a R&D Lab Operator at the Watertown, SD Office.

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Jan 15, 2016 (Press-Fit Technology)

Introduction to Power Elements: Terminal with Press-Fit Technology

This blog post will provide a brief overview of the technical specifications and typical applications of Wurth Electronics Midcom’s high-power connector solution, the Power Elements.

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Jan 11, 2016 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Don Rigdon, President, Watertown, SD Office

Meet Don Rigdon, President of Wurth Electronics Midcom, located in the Watertown, SD Office.

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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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Dec 28, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Lei Tao-Kopp, Operations Research Analyst, Planning and Solutions Department, Watertown, SD Office

Meet Lei Tao-Kopp, Operations Research Analyst, Planning and Solutions Department at the Watertown, SD Office.

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Dec 21, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kristy Hedman, Account Manager - Pacific Northwest , Watertown, SD Office

Meet Kristy Hedman, Area Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest, located in the Watertown, SD Office.

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Dec 14, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kiet Vo, Area Sales Manager, Milpitas, CA USA Office

Meet Kiet Vo, Area Sales Manager in the Milpitas, CA office.

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Dec 7, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Soraia Garcia, Inside Sales Represenative, São Palo, Brazil Office

Meet Soraia Garcia, Inside Sales Represenative in the São Palo, Brazil office.

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Nov 30, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Missy Hansen, Marketing Communications Coordinator, Watertown, SD USA Office

Meet Missy Hansen, Marketing and Communications Coordinator in the Watertown, SD office in the USA.

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Nov 23, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Rebecca Elmer, Inside Sales Representative, Milpitas, CA USA Office

Meet Rebecca Elmer, Inside Sales Representative in the Milpitas, CA office in the USA.

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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 16, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kaye Elmore, R&D Lab Operator, Watertown, SD, USA Office

Meet Kaye Elmore, R&D Lab Operator in the Watertown, SD office in the USA.

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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 9, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Brian Wiese, VP of Sales, Rutherford, NJ USA Office

Meet Brian Wiese, the Vice President of Sales for the US located in the Rutherford, NJ, USA office.

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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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Nov 2, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Roxie Shultz, Raw Materials Analyst

Meet Roxie Shultz, Raw Materials Analyst for the Watertown, SD, USA office.

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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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Oct 26, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Kasey Loomis, Inside Sales Representative

Meet Kasey Loomis, Inside Sales Representative in the Milpitas, CA, USA office.

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Oct 19, 2015 (Midcom, Meet Us Monday)

Meet Us Monday: Sara Livingston, Sales Order Entry Manager and Production Planning, eiSos Americas Manager

Meet Sara Livingston, the Sales Order Entry Manager and Production Planning eiSos Americas Manager for the Watertown, SD, USA office.

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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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Sep 15, 2015 (Other Product News)

What Is SHDSL And Where Is It Used?

SHDSL is the best technology available in the Telecom market when it comes to high data rate requirements on long copper lines. To learn the ins and outs of this technology, we interviewed Swaroop Vaidyanath, Product Manager for Telecom Products. Here is what Mr. Vaidyanath had to share.

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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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Jul 7, 2015 (Wireless Power)

DHC Function and Other Considerations for Wireless Power Charging

Our final post on wireless power charging coils discusses the DHC function of the LTC1967A and other parameters to consider.

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Jun 30, 2015 (Wireless Power)

LTC4120 Receiver and Transmitter Coil and Frequency

Learn more about the operation and features of the wireless power charge controller LTC4120, specifically the coil and frequency for the receiver and transmitter.

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Jun 16, 2015 (Wireless Power)

Introduction to Wireless Power Charging Coils

Learn all about the wireless power transfer principle, plus Wurth Electronics Midcom's own selection of transmitter and receiver wireless coils.

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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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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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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 23, 2015 (Press-Fit Technology)

Press Fit Products and Applications

See what products are available for press fit and examples of applying the technology.

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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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Jan 14, 2015 (Press-Fit Technology)

How Does Press Fit Technology Work?

Learn the step-by-step process about how press fit parts work to make a gas-tight connection.

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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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Nov 18, 2014 (Press-Fit Technology)

Press Fit Technology

What is press-fit technology? Learn how the elements work and what projects are best suited for press-fit.

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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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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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Sep 10, 2014 (Other Product News)

Now Available! Transformer Safety eBook

How does safety impact transformers? Get the new eBook to see how safety standards affect size, cost and performance of transformers.

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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 13, 2014 (Other Product News)

Wave Behavior in the Presence of a Shield

Now that we have covered basic concepts of waves, we can now see how these waves behave in the presence of a shield.

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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 7, 2014 (Power Magnetics)

How Safety Affects Power Transformer Performance

Safety impacts transformer performance through leakage inductance, coupling, and efficiency.

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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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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 28, 2014 (Other Product News)

Steps in Setting Up RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, the construction of the RF Inductor, a comparison of these inductors, and an overview of our available line of these products, our blog series continues with steps in setting up RF Inductors.

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May 28, 2014 (Other Product News)

Question and Answer Session for RF Inductors

Now that we’ve learned about the important factors for RF Inductors, to conclude our RF Inductors blog series, here are some general questions and answers.

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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 14, 2014 (Other Product News)

Our Available Line of RF Products

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, the construction of the RF Inductor, and a comparison of these inductors, our blog series continues with our available line of RF products.

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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 7, 2014 (Other Product News)

A Comparison of RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, typical applications, and the construction of the RF Inductor, our blog series continues with a comparison of these inductors.

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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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May 2, 2014 (Other Product News)

New webinar! EMI Common Mode Coupling, May 14, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:00pm Central to learn about EMI Common Mode Coupling.

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Apr 30, 2014 (Other Product News)

The Construction of a RF Inductor

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, and typical applications, our blog series continues with the construction of these inductors.

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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 23, 2014 (Other Product News)

Typical Applications for RF Inductors

Now that we’ve covered a general overview, the materials used, and the importance of the Q factor in RF Inductors, our blog series continues with typical applications for these inductors.

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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 9, 2014 (Other Product News)

What Materials are Used for RF Inductors?

Now that we’ve covered a general overview of RF Inductors, our blog series continues with the materials that are used in these inductors.

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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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Apr 2, 2014 (Other Product News)

What are RF Inductors?

Do you want to learn more about RF Inductors? In this series of blog posts, we will illustrate the importance of RF Inductors, their uses, types, and more.

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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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Jan 15, 2014 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom to attend DesignCon 2014

We are excited to attend DesignCon 2014 to feature three brand new product series and a lot of extended sizes to existing lines. We look forward to meeting local customers and partners who stop by our booth at this conference.

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Dec 19, 2013 (Other Product News)

Wurth Electronics Midcom Gap Calculator

We are excited to announce the launch of the Wurth Electronics Midcom Gap Calculator tool. The Gap Calculator tool provides an easy way to quickly calculate the gap length once the desired AL value and the package are known.

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Dec 13, 2013 (Other Product News)

Safety in Electronics Design

The affect of insulation requirements is significant enough to change the form factor, performance, cost, and of course, reliability of the transformer. This post will discuss safety considerations in electronics design.

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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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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 14, 2013 (Other Product News)

Webinar: Power Factor Correction Chokes

Do you want to learn more about Power Factor Correction Chokes (PFCs)? You can learn all about them in our webinar highlighting PFC Chokes on Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00pm CST.

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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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Nov 7, 2013 (Other Product News)

Feeling 'more than you expect' through IC Houses

Learn how we at Wurth Electronics Midcom work with partners to develop new technology that answers problems faced by our customers. Magnetics are critical, and we need to be part of that development.

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Oct 15, 2013 (Other Product News)

International Ecommerce Trends in Electronics Manufacturing

The differences in manufacturing trends between the geographical regions are quite easy to analyze. Here at Wurth Electronics, we see that our customers in the US and Asia have more of a tendency to embrace ecommerce business. This article will teach you more about international trends in the electronics industry.

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Oct 8, 2013 (Other Product News)

How Electronics Distribution has Changed in the Past Ten Years

Ecommerce is the dominating factor in the distribution area. 10 years ago, the focus was on having a large product catalogue that showed every product. Now, the focus has changed to having a website or a web shop. Learn how Wurth Electronics and our partners are adapting to this change.

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Oct 3, 2013 (Other Product News)

Providing 3-D, Eagle, and LTspice files

There are three types of files that customers can receive from Wurth Electronics Midcom, 3-D, Eagle, and LTspice files. In this article, Lars Fahrbach explains more about these files and how they are used in the electronics industry.

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Oct 1, 2013 (Meet Us Monday)

Expecting More from Electronics Distributors

Lars Fahrbach, the Global Distributions Manager at Wurth Electronics Midcom, talks about the importance of Wurth Electronics Midcom's mission of ‘more than you expect’ service for customers.

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Aug 29, 2013 (Other Product News)

Marketing Electronics Products at Wurth Electronic Midcom

Product Marketing at Wurth Electronics Midcom is all about knowing your market and realizing what it is that your market needs. After that you need to push the product's development and promote it to the right channels.

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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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Aug 22, 2013 (Other Product News)

What makes Wurth Electronics Midcom unique compared to other product development companies.

As an organization, Wurth is a service company. This extends down to all of it's branches, even to the business units and individual groups, but in particular to Wurth Electronics Midcom. Read more to learn how Wurth Electronics Midcom services customers like nobody else.

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Aug 15, 2013 (Meet Us Monday)

An Interview with Dean Huumala, Product Marketing and Development Manager at Wurth Electronics Midcom.

Dean Huumala, the Product Marketing and Development Manager at Wurth Electronics Midcom, tells us about the product marketing team and how Wurth Electronics Midcom's commitment to servicing customers puts them a step above the rest.

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Aug 13, 2013 (Other Product News)

Three Reasons to Work at an International Electronics Design Company

We are growing and looking for talent to add to our team. Learn why you want to work for Wurth Electronics Midcom, an international design company.

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Aug 8, 2013 (Other Product News)

Interview and Hiring Tips for Electronics Job Positions

It's hard to prepare for interviews. Learn how to be prepared and know what to expect going into an interview with an international electronics design company.

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Aug 6, 2013 (Other Product News)

Webinar: Selecting RF Inductors

In this webinar, Hebberly Ahatlan will teach you how to select RF inductors for high frequency designs using our free software.

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Aug 1, 2013 (Meet Us Monday)

An Interview with HR Manager Tammy Davis

Tammy Davis, the HR Manager at Wurth Electronics Midcom, tells about the international nature of custom magnetics and electronics.

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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 23, 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 18, 2013 (Meet Us Monday)

An Interview with President Don Rigdon

Don Rigdon started out as a design engineer with Midcom in 1986. Since then he’s helped Midcom grow to an international custom magnetics and electronics company. Read more to learn his story.

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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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Jun 27, 2013 (Meet Us Monday)

Interview with Hebberly Ahatlan

We are thrilled to share our interview with talented Hebberly Ahatlan, a field applications engineer at Wurth Electronics Midcom.

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Jun 25, 2013 (Other Product News)

2013 Electronics and Automation Expo

The Electronics and Automation Expo is a must see event for all electronics designers and manufacturers. We sat down with David VanHaver of Wurth Electronics Midcom to hear about the Expo in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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