NPIM_Z Series New Product Introduction

February 17, 2017

NPIM_Z Series
Ultra-High Performance High Current Power Inductors

NIC Components Corp., a leader in passive component technologies, is pleased to announce the expansion of the metal composite high current shielded power inductor family with the newly expanded ultra-high performance NPIM_Z series.

Similar to recent series additions from NIC, such as the NPM(H) and NPIM_L series, the NPIM_Z extends construction availability into the metal composite lineup. The NPIM_Z focuses on reliability and performance including current ratings, ultra-low DCR, very low acoustic noise and very low leakage flux noise. Four footprints are available with sizes ranging from 4.1mm X 4.1mm to 6.6mm X 6.4mm (LxW) with component heights of 1.9mm to 4.8mm. Inductance values range from 0.1uH ~ 4.7uH in ±20% (M) inductance tolerance.

The NPIM_Z series features soft saturation with Isat current ratings ranging from 3.5A to 40A with an operating temperature range of -40°C ~ +125°C. An AECQ200 option is available with an operating temperature range of -55°C ~ +155°C

The NPIM_Z Series meets PB-Free reflow conditions up to 260°C and is RoHS Compliant without exemptions, halogen free and REACH SVHC 173 compliant.

Contact NIC Components today for free samples and to review your circuit requirements.

Background & Application Focus
An upgrade from standard ferrite based shielded power inductors molded metal composite construction provides high saturation current characteristics, increased frequency performance, and higher efficiency at higher switching frequencies, making these ideal choices for today’s efficient DC-DC converters and high density circuits.

The NPIM_Z series is available in an AECQ200 option for use in automotive grade applications or where higher quality components may be required.

Together with NIC's automotive grade low ESR capacitors and thin film resistors the NPIM_Z series is ideal for use in high current DC/DC converters, in dash automotive applications, LED drivers and motor control noise suppression applications.

NPIM_Z Series Features

  • AECQ200 Available
  • Soft Saturation
  • Extremely Low DCR For High Efficiency
  • Stable Performance > 1Mhz
  • Very Low Acoustic And Leakage Flux Noise
  • 5 Height & Size Combinations

NPIM_Z Series Electrical Characteristics

Family Dimensions Inductance
Irms Max. Isat Max.
NPIM42Z 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 0.1uH ~ 2.2uH 2.42mΩ ~ 38.7mΩ 18A 38A
NPIM42ZD 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 0.47uH ~ 4.7uH 6.8mΩ ~ 57.2mΩ 13.2A 14A
NPIM52Z 5.5 x 5.3 x 1.9mm 0.15uH ~ 1.5uH 4.6mΩ ~ 18.7mΩ 18.8A 30A
NPIM53Z 5.5 x 5.3 x 2.9mm 0.15uH ~ 4.7uH 0.6mΩ ~ 240mΩ 43A 75A
NPIM63Z 6.6 x 6.4 x 2.9mm 0.18uH ~ 4.5uH 2.31mΩ ~ 36.3mΩ 22.2A 36A
NPIM65Z 6.6 x 6.4 x 4.8mm 1.0uH ~ 4.7uH 1.75mΩ ~ 25.3mΩ 32A 40A


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NPIM_Z Series Info

NPIM_Z is a NIC Focus Series and most preferred for new designs

Application Focus

  • High Current DC-DC Converters
  • In dash automotive applications
  • LED drivers
  • Motor control noise suppression
  • Point of Sale equipment
  • GPS devices
  • Networking & Communication
  • Sensors & Controllers
  • Security & Alarm

Environmental Info

  • Moisture Sensitiity Level (MSL) - 1
  • RoHS Compliant - Yes
  • China RoHS Compliant - Yes
  • EU REACH Compliant: Yes
  • Halogen Free: Yes

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