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Episode 4 | Posted on Feb 20, 2024
In this episode, Brook Sandy, RF and Microwave Applications Engineer at Knowles Precision Devices, discusses microstrip filters. She explains that microstrip filters use microstrip technology on a ceramic substrate to filter RF and microwave signals. These filters are used in various applications, including fighter jets, 5G, and satellite communications. Brook highlights DLI's expertise in microstrip filters, particularly in miniaturization and temperature stability. She also mentions the importance of size, weight, and power requirements in the industry. Brook concludes by encouraging listeners to explore DLI's off-the-shelf parts and utilize the Microwave Products Guide for tips on using their products.
Episode 3 | Posted on Feb 13, 2024
In this episode, Brandon Peeler, the North America automotive key account manager at Knowles Precision Devices, discusses the role of capacitors in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. He explains the different levels of EV charging and how capacitors are used in filtering, snubbering, and resonant applications. Brandon emphasizes the importance of reducing board space and increasing performance in EV chargers and highlights the role of ceramics in achieving these goals. He also shares insights into working with vehicle manufacturers and power module builders, as well as the potential for faster charging with higher voltage applications. The episode concludes with a funny story about misconceptions about capacitors.
Episode 2 | Posted on Feb 6, 2024
In this episode, Jordan Yates and Peter Matthews discuss the technology of filters. They explain that filters select energy in the desired frequency range and suppress or remove energy in unwanted frequency ranges. Filters are used in various applications such as radio telescopes, defense systems, and MRI machines. Specialty filters are important in critical applications where sensitivity and signal quality are crucial. Knowles Precision Devices produces filters that are used in space exploration, including Mars rovers. The episode concludes with a fun discussion about filters and alien spotting.
Episode 1 | Posted on Jan 30, 2024
We explore the diverse world of capacitors, including ceramic, film, and aluminum types, delving into their unique dielectric properties and Knowles' pioneering work. Along the way, we'll share intriguing insights, including a quirky tale involving a dielectric's 'sweet tooth,' highlighting that electronics isn't just intelligent; it's full of character. Tune in to amplify your understanding of these foundational components that drive our electric world.