AVX Corporation has released a new series of thin film multilayer chip inductors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Available in small, ruggedly constructed, low-profile 0402 and 0805 chip sizes, the series also delivers exceptional intra-lot and lot-to-lot physical and electrical consistency that makes it ideal for use in automotive signal and power applications that require apex accuracy, including: matching networks and filters in vehicle-to-vehicle communications, infotainment, vehicle location, keyless entry, global positioning, and radar systems.
With their characteristics, the inductors virtually eliminate the variances in dielectric quality, electrode conductivity, and physical size that are inherent to ceramic capacitor technologies, said Larry Eisenberger, principal technical marketing engineer, AVX.
Rated for use in operating temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C, automotive-grade Accu-L inductors feature RoHS compliant and lead-free compatible nickel/solder-coated terminations. Inductance values for 0402 parts extend from 0.56nH to 6.8nH, inductance tolerances span ±0.05nH to ±0.5nH, and minimum SRF values range from 6,500MHz to 20,000MHz. Inductance values for 0805 parts extend from 1.2nH to 22nH, inductance tolerances span ±0.1nH to ±5%, and minimum SRF values range from 1,400MHz to 20,000MHz.