Lightning Round: Understanding the Role of EMI Filters and Capacitors

In this video, Jake Michaels, Technical Marketing Engineer at KEMET/Yageo Group, provides valuable insights into EMI filters, capacitors, and switch mode power supplies.

Jake explains the role of EMI filters in diverting noise and preventing interference in systems. He highlights the importance of filtering in sensitive applications like medical, industrial, and consumer sectors, emphasizing data integrity. The use of self-healing paper and paper-zinc capacitors is discussed, along with their EMI suppression capabilities. Jake also covers the differences between X and Y capacitors and their suitable applications. The impact of temperature, humidity, and bias testing on capacitor performance is explained, and the benefits of miniaturized X2 capacitors are mentioned.


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