May 28, 2014
Automotive Grade Metal Composite Shielded Power Inductors
NIC Components is pleased to announce the expansion of the NPIM family of metal composite shielded power inductors with the NPIM_A automotive grade series.
AEC-Q200 Qualified NPIM_A expand from our standard NPIM_P, NPIM_C, and NPIM_B series with increased reliability testing to meet automotive requirements along with an operating temperature range up to 150°C. Case sizes range from 5.5mm X 5.0mm to 11.0mm X 10.0mm (LxW) with component heights of 3.0mm to 6.0mm. Inductance values range from 0.68uH ~ 47uH in ±20% (M) inductance tolerance.
An upgrade from standard ferrite based shielded power inductors molded metal composite construction [NPIM] provides high saturation current characteristics, increased frequency performance, and higher efficiency.
Isat current ratings range from 3.0A to 42A with an operating temperature range of -40°C ~ +150°C.
These power inductors are ideal for use in high current power supplies, display drivers, voltage regulator applications from portable, handheld, space-saving devices to large scale networking solutions.
Meet testing requirements of AEC-Q200 Table 5
High Saturation Current Characteristics (~42A)
High Efficiency (2x improvement over ferrite core inductors)
Stable Performance > 1Mhz
9 Height & Size Combinations with profiles as low as 3.0mm
Temperature Range : -40°C ~ +150°C
Inductance : 0.68uH ~ 47uH
Inductance Tolerance : ±20%
Low DC Resistance in milli Ohm (mΩ) range
NPIM_A is a NIC Preferred Series available for new designs