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Coilcraft improves DCR with next-generation inductors

25th June 2020
Caroline Hayes

 

Coilcraft’s XGL6060 series of moulded power inductors offer up to 40% lower DCR than the previous best-in-class inductors.

The XGL6060 inductors also offer low AC losses, resulting in the best overall efficiency over a wide range of AC ripple current, says the company. The inductors are designed to be used for DC/DC converters with switching frequencies ranging from hundreds of kHz to 5MHz and above.

The inductors feature an expanded inductance range, including 20 values from 0.22 to 47µH and have current ratings up to 38A, together with soft saturation characteristics. They also offer a 30% increase in Irms self-heating current, allowing the XGL6060 to operate at a much cooler than previous generation components.

 The XGL6060 series inductors are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 standards, operating at an ambient temperature range of -40° to +125°C and with a maximum part operating temperature of +165°C and exhibit no thermal ageing issues, making them suitable for automotive and other harsh environment applications. The inductors have RoHS-compliant, tin silver over copper terminations and are also halogen-free. Their composite construction also minimises audible buzzing, says the company.

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