Bench Talk for Design Engineers

Bench Talk


Bench Talk for Design Engineers | The Official Blog of Mouser Electronics

Shielding Circuits: Guard Against Surges Littelfuse
Circuit designers have several options for protecting their circuit designs from ESD, transients, overvoltage, and overcurrent surges. Understanding how different protection schemes use other protection devices is key to safeguarding circuits.

New Tech Tuesdays: Protecting Automotive Circuits from the Elements Starts With These Solutions Tommy Cummings
In this week's New Tech Tuesday, we'll examine circuit protection devices from Littelfuse, Toshiba, and Vishay Semiconductors.

USB Power Delivery Makes Circuit Protection Mandatory Steven Keeping
The additional voltage and current introduced to the popular USB standard by USB-PD multiplies hazards and makes circuit protection essential. But designing protection against all threats can be complex and expensive. Integrated solutions from chip makers simplify the task.

Keeping the Lights On: ESD and Thermal Protection for LED Lighting Systems TDK
There are several factors that can affect solid-state lighting including stress, packaging-related, and component-related issues. Discover the key threats that affect the reliability of LED lighting systems.

Protect Embedded Interfaces with These Clamps and Crowbars Bourns
Protecting interface connections from overvoltage conditions and transient events is more important than ever with the proliferation of embedded electronics. Bourns clamp and crowbar protection is effective at protecting circuit interfaces in silicon and ceramic electronic components.

Protect USB Ports From Nefarious “USB Killers" Paul Pickering
USB ports supply both data communications and charging power to portable and wearable devices, so it’s become more and more critical to protect ports against abuse. Fortunately, there are design techniques that reduce power surge risks to USB ports.

A Conversation on High Operating Voltages Kelly Casey
Like most professions, engineering has developed a language of its own. This is needed to convey very specific and precise information. Fuse design engineers, for instance, make a very clear distinction between an overload condition and a short-circuit condition. (Overloads are in the range of ~200% of the fuse's rating while short-circuits are 10X or more.)

The Surge Star Program Kelly Casey
In this first post, I would like to talk a bit about the need for circuit protection in general. My view is that electronic devices should all have immunity to common surge events. That is to say, electronic devices should never fail due to ordinary and foreseeable electrical disturbances – be they ESD, induced lightning surges or incidental contact with AC power lines.

All Authors

Show More Show More
View Blogs by Date