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TDK boasts world's tiniest multi-layer power inductor

15 Jul 2013

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TDK Corp. has uncloaked the MLP1005M1R0D in the IEC 1005 case size as the latest addition to its MLP series of multi-layer power inductors. According to the firm, the device measures 1 x 0.5 x 0.7mm and offered by the company as the world's smallest multi-layer power inductor.

Both the footprint and the volume of the inductor are about 60 per cent smaller than existing products with dimensions of 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm. The miniaturized multi-layer power inductor offers a rated inductance of 1µH and a rated current of 500mA. The product is designed for power supply circuits of smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other mobile devices.

As a result of the firm's advanced structural design and materials technologies, the MLP1005M1R0D employs a particularly low-loss ferrite material. Consequently, the multi-layer power inductor features electrical characteristics that allow its application in power supply circuits rated for up to 500mA, which is very high for a 1005 size inductor, indicated the company. Additionally, the MLP1005M1R0D enables smaller dimensions and higher power supply efficiency.

The devices are aimed at smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and other mobile devices, as well as power supply modules.

Mass production begins in July 2013.

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