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Various CapacitorsElectric Double-Layer Capacitors (Supercapacitors)
Despite their apparent similarity to batteries, capacitors are actually designed and used in markedly different ways. A capacitor is an energy storage device that, unlike a battery, generates an electrical field between two parallel conductor plates.
StandoffsElectrical Standoff Insulators
Although standoff insulators perform an ancillary function within most electrical systems, they can be critical for maintaining a devices operational capability.
Harmonic Oscillators Buying Guide
Oscillator circuits produce repetitive signals to control periodic activities of devices like watches and lights. Harmonic oscillators are a type of oscillator that produces these signals at a steady rate.
This article offers a brief introduction to how inductors work, as well as several common types of inductor cores. Basic applications are also discussed.
Microwave ovenManufacturing Electronic Microwave Components
This article provides an overview of various electronic components commonly found in microwave technology and describes some of the methods and materials used to produce them.
Optical FilterOptical Arrangements for Confocal Microscopes
This article explains the three main types of optical arrangements used in confocal microscopy applications.
Optical FiltersOptical Filters in Spectroscopy
This article discusses the common types of optical filters used in spectroscopy applications, including colored-glass, thin-film, and neutral-density variants.
smart cameraPC-based Machine Vision Versus Smart Camera Systems
The smart camera system is a relatively new innovation in the machine vision industry, which has mostly relied on PC-based image processing in automated operations.
Relaxation Oscillators Buying Guide
Oscillators control signals to devices so they can perform repetitive or periodic tasks. Relaxation oscillators control these signals in a sawtooth type of manner, with sharp cut offs.
EMI filtersRFI/EMI Filters
This article details some of the basics of RFI/EMI filters, including some specific technical information related to proper filter selection.

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