Electric 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.
Electrical 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.
Inductors This article offers a brief introduction to how inductors work, as well as several common types of inductor cores. Basic applications are also discussed.
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.
RFI/EMI Filters This article details some of the basics of RFI/EMI filters, including some specific technical information related to proper filter selection.