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Automotive inductors move into commercial market

17th January 2017
Mick Elliott

A commercial version of its Automotive Grade IHLE series of low profile, high current inductors featuring integrated e-shields for EMI reduction has been announced by Vishay Intertechnology. Available in the 2525, 3232, and 4040 case sizes, the Vishay Dale IHLE-2525CD-51, IHLE-3232DD-51, and IHLE-4040DD-51 contain the electric field associated with EMI in a tin-plated copper integrated shield, providing up to -20 dB of electric field reduction at 1 cm (above the center of the inductor) when the integrated shield is connected to ground.

By eliminating the need for expensive board-level Faraday shielding to lower EMI, the devices reduce costs and save board space.

Featuring high temperature operation to +155 °C and coplanarity of their four terminals within ≤ 100 µm, the inductors released today are optimised for energy storage in DC/DC converters and high current filtering.

Applications include notebooks, desktop PCs, and servers; high current point-of-load converters; graphics cards; DC/DC converters for distributed power systems and FPGAs; and telecom infrastructure.

Built on Vishay Dale IHLP technology, the IHLE-2525CD-51, IHLE-3232DD-51, and IHLE-4040DD-51 feature high efficiency with typical DCR from 1.55mΩ to 167mΩ and a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 47 µH. The devices provide rated currents to 36.0 A and handle high transient current spikes without saturation.

Packaged in an RoHS-compliant, 100% lead (Pb)-free shielded construction, the inductors offer high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, and mechanical shock.

In addition, devices' four-terminal connection (two ground connection points for the shield) provides high vibration performance for on-engine and chassis-mounted electronic circuits.

The devices are halogen-free

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