My favourite white papers
These are some of my favourites of the white papers that I have downloaded from our suppliers - not in any particular order of importance. If you are the author or owner of any of the documents that I have uploaded and have any objections to me posting them, or have an updated versions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Ceramic versus Tantalum capacitors.
This white paper by Kemet goes through properties of these 2 very important capacitor technologies, describing in detail why you would use one over the other in certain circumstances and what the strengths and weaknesses.
Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors.
This document by Nichicon goes through this technology, starting from basic construction. A must read.
Electric Double Layer Capacitors.
Panasonic Gold caps are covered in these 5 papers. Lots of info.
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Constraints on the Electrical Rating of Thick-Film Chip Resistors
This paper for CARTS 2005 was written by Stephen Oxley of Welwyn, who knows probably as much as anybody about resistors.
The Ageing Behavior of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors.
This document is by Murata and is an essential read regarding the ageing process of Class 2 and 3 ceramics.
Tantalum App notes.
A useful document from AVX on Tantalums.
Bulk Metal Foil Resistors
A good document about the product that started it all for Vishay.