Even though we publish new blogs daily from your intrepid editor and from a number of well known writers, sometimes it's good to have a look back at some of our well received articles from the recent past. Here is one that discusses bypass capacitors: Why you need them; what happens with your circuit if you don't use them properly; how the capacitors are constructed; and the characteristics of different types of capacitors.
The article was written by Mike Wong and Tamara Schmitz, two people with whom I worked at Intersil. They are both very smart, very knowledgeable folks who know about these topics. Since writing this article, Mike has moved on to Semtech. Tamara is still at Intersil and has an article over on EDN called An engineer on safari – what African animals teach about problem solving.