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TAIYO YUDEN Develops Automotive SMD Power Inductors with an Operating Temperature of up to 150°C

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on May 18, 2017

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TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. has announced today the development and production of the AEC-Q200-compliant SMD power inductor EST1060 (10.1 x 10.0 x 6.0 mm).

This product is a power inductor for choke coils and filters in DC-DC converters, which are power supply circuits used in automotive powertrain components such as engines and transmissions.

By making full use of our material technology, we have extended the upper limit of the operating temperature range to 150°C (including self-generated heat); and by utilizing our own structural design, we have achieved a vibration resistance of 30G (under our test conditions). Furthermore, a unique Data Matrix Barcode is printed on each unit which allows traceability throughout all processes such as production and distribution.

Shipment of product samples will start in March 2017, and commercial production will start at FUKUSHIMA TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. (Date-City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan) in August 2017. The sample price is 80 yen per unit.


Technology Background

Vehicles produced recently are equipped with a greater number of electronic control units (ECUs) such as ADAS, which require more power supply circuits. This has resulted in increasing demands for power inductors used in such circuits. In particular, since more ECUs are installed in the engine room, subject to high temperatures, electronic components used in the ECUs must possess high heat and vibration resistance.

TAIYO YUDEN has adopted our optimized material technology and structural design into the power inductor, which achieves a heat resistance of 150°C and a mechanical strength against 30G vibrations. Furthermore, we are promoting visualization of the manufacturing processes to strengthen quality control. As part of this activity, we print a unique Data Matrix Barcode on the product, piece by piece, to trace each unit throughout all manufacturing processes.

TAIYO YUDEN focuses on the product development of SMD power inductors in order to meet market demands, and will continue to expand their line-up to 6, 7, and 12 mm square sizes.


Applications

Choke coils for automotive powertrain components such as engines and transmissions

Characteristics of the SMD power inductor released on this occasion are shown below


Note: The products are tested based on the test conditions and methods defined in AEC-Q200. Please
consult with TAIYO YUDEN for the details of the product specification and AEC-Q200 test results, etc.,
and please review and approve TAIYO YUDEN's product specification before ordering


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on May 18, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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