Electronics and Semiconductors

Gowanda Electronics introduces chip inductors for power and RF applications

14 February 2022

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance inductors and magnetic components for demanding radio frequency (RF) and power applications, and a member of the iNRCORE family of brands, has introduced its first ceramic core chip inductor series for power applications – SMP0603. This new power series is ideal for use in test and measurement, industrial control and automotive sectors. These high performance chip inductors can also be utilized in RF applications in commercial, medical and military markets.

The SMP0603 series was designed to address the power electronics market need for ceramic chip inductors with high current handling. An inductor with a high current rating is essential for DC/DC converters andSource: Gowanda ElectronicsSource: Gowanda Electronics switching power supplies utilized in test and measurement equipment, industrial control equipment and in automotive applications such as electric vehicles and charging stations. This high performance series is also well-suited for RF environments including communication, guidance, security and radar applications.

The performance range provided by the 37 discrete parts within the SMP0603 series includes inductance from 1.8 nH to 27 nH, DCR Ohms from 0.01 to 0.04 and current rating mA DC from 1750 to 3400. All of Gowanda’s chip inductors, including this new series, meet a TML (Total Mass Loss) outgassing requirement of 1.0% max when tested in accordance with ASTM E595. Standard terminations are gold-plated nickel and RoHS-compliant.

The SMP0603 inductors are designed with a flat top cover for pick and place assembly and they are suitable for reflow soldering. Operating temperature range for this power series is -40° C to 125° C. More technical information is available on this series at the company website’s SMP0603 series page including the SMP0603 datasheet, SMP0603 dimensional specification and other helpful information.

Unlike other chip manufacturers, Gowanda’s chip inductors utilize co-fired terminations and fully encapsulated designs to address the market need for chemical resistance, vibration/shear resistance, electrical and mechanical integrity, durability during handling/processing and implantable device components (human body).

This product line expansion leverages the company’s similarly sized ceramic chip RF inductor series (CC0603) which has been optimized for higher current handling in order to make the new SMP0603 series suitable for power applications.

Gowanda offers numerous RF chip inductor series including QPL versions for military applications. An overview of the company’s entire chip inductor product line with links to each series is available at Gowanda’s Chip Inductors page.

Gowanda’s SMP0603 inductor series will be featured at the 2022 Applied Power Electronics Conference in Houston on March 20-24, 2022. Please stop by iNRCORE’s booth #1708 at APEC to learn more.

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