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    The significantly increased performance of modern electronics, especially in the areas of wireless and power, are putting pressure on the passives, discretes, and magnetics to keep up. Many circuit designers are not aware of the additional issues involved in the creation of the latest designs using wide-bandgap semiconductors and digital control methodologies.
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    In Praise of the Basics: Passives, Discretes, Magnetics, Wires, and Packaging

    Oct. 4, 2023
    No matter how sophisticated the software and how fast and powerful the logic, without the rest of the components, wiring, and packaging, nothing would work.

    TechXchange: Building Blocks: Cases, Racks, and Packaging

    July 13, 2023
    No matter how great the components are, if they aren't properly deployed on good racks, with good packaging and protection, they are guaranteed to fail at some point.

    TechXchange: Distinguishing Discretes

    July 5, 2023
    Discrete components and similar basic board-level devices are in a state of disruptive growth, fomented by both material and topology advances. Knowing your tech is critical in...

    TechXchange: Critical Connections: Cables, Wires, Vias, and Busbars

    April 11, 2023
    Cables, wires, vias, and busbars are what we use to move power and data around and between electronic systems. These critical connections are often under-considered, yet they'...
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    TechXchange: Managing Magnetic Components

    March 6, 2023
    Magnetic components are often overlooked, yet are critical to the performance of your power circuitry.

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