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    Magnetic components are often overlooked, yet are critical to the performance of your power circuitry.
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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.
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    TechXchange: Passives & Parts

    Feb. 16, 2023
    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...
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    Selecting Current Sensors and Transformers

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    Choosing the right current sensor does not need to be guesswork.
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    QuickChat: Coilcraft Online Inductor Tools

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    Bill Wong and Len Crane discuss Coilcraft Online Inductor Tools.
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    Subtle Magnetic Effect Leads to Bioelectronic Sensor Plus Energy Harvesting

    Nov. 12, 2021
    By implementing the subtle magnetoelastic effect in soft materials, researchers created a flexible patch that functions as a skin-attached biosensor and energy harvester with ...

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