Wuerth's WE-MAPI series claims smallest metal alloy power inductor available



Wurth Electronics' WE-MAPI metal alloy power inductor

Wuerth Electronics' WE-MAPI series is presented as the smallest metal alloy power inductor in the market, measuring just 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.0mm. WE-MAPI inductors from Wuerth are equipped with a magnetic iron alloy core material, which allows for high rated currents in an ultra compact design. The saturation current of the WE-MAPI is four times greater than other components of similar size; this along with very low DCRs allow for optimum efficiency in high switching frequency DC/DC converters (>1MHz). Interference noise does not occur since the casing is compressed from a single piece (see drawing). Other features of WE-MAPI inductors include low acoustic noise and low leakage flux noise, with industrial operating temperatures of -40 ◦C to 125 ◦C.

*Innovative pad model with solder or weld point » prevents breaks or short circuits in the wire.
*High package density » pre-compressed casing prevents material cracking in core and reduces stray field.
*The coplanarity of the WE-MAPI is better than that of coils with clip (component connection).
*Magnetic iron alloy allows high rated currents
*Compact design
*Magnetically shielded
*High current capability
*Handles high transient current spikes
*Low acoustic noise and low leakage flux noise
*Operating temperature range: -40°C to +125°C

DC/DC-converter for high current power supplies
DC/DC-converter for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Portable power like PDA, digital camera
Digital camera
Mainboards/graphic cards
Battery powered devices
Wireless communication devices
Power supplies for smartphones, tablet PCs, and other mobile device

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