New eBook highlights growing role of passive components in electronics

08-09-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Passives

Mouser has published a new eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring the role of passives in emerging electronics applications, including renewables, HEVs, and EVs.

In 'Passives and Their Emerging Applications', 11 experts from companies including Bourns, Eaton, Samsung Electronics, and Whirlpool provide their insights concerning the vital role of passives in electronic circuits. The eBook has five chapters concentrating on different types of passives and the long-term outlook for passives in the future of electronics design. Chapter topics cover magnetics, circuit protection, current measurement, and resistive solutions for pre/discharging circuits.

Passive components play a vital role in the operation of electronic devices, supporting functions including signal processing, power conversion, power management, and EMI interference suppression. While passives have always been employed in electronics, they are growing in importance for various next-generation solutions, including 5G mobile networks, green energy storage, smartphones, and autonomous vehicles. Passive components help enable electronic designs that are increasingly complex, providing reliable performance even in harsh environments with extreme temperatures, humidity or vibration.

The new eBook includes links to ten relevant products from Bourns, including the SRPWA Series AEC-Q200 compliant shielded power inductors, the PTVS1-0xxC-H Series high current power TVS diodes, the CMP-Q Series high power anti-surge chip resistors, and the PLN Series planar transformers. The company's reliable passive components supply high current surge protection and reliable switching for demanding designs and applications.

Mouser offers the Bourns range of products including connectors, sensors, switches, and fixed resistors.

By Seb Springall