Thin film chip inductors ideal for automotive signal and power applications
AVX Corporation has released a new series of thin film multilayer chip inductors specifically designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive power and signal applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new automotive-grade Accu-L Series inductors display ultra-tight inductance tolerances down to ±0.05nH, as well as RF power capabilities, high Q, low DC resistance (Rdc), and outstanding high-frequency performance from 450MHz to 2,400MHz. Available in ruggedly constructed, small, low profile 0402 and 0805 chip sizes, the series also delivers excellent intra-lot and lot-to-lot electrical and physical consistency which makes it perfect for use in automotive signal and power applications requiring apex accuracy. These include matching networks and filters in vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle location, keyless entry, infotainment, global positioning, and radar systems.
"Based on well-established thin film technology and materials, and named for the extreme accuracy they reliably deliver in demanding applications, our new AEC-Q200-qualified Accu-L Series inductors exhibit excellent performance characteristics in high-frequency automotive signal and power applications, as well as 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.