Ivyland, Pa. Cal-Chip Electronics, Inc. has released a NL series of molded chip wirewound inductors that are suitable for high-density boards in a variety of appliance, instrumentation, and onboard automotive equipment. They may also find homes in audio/video equipment, handheld consumer products such as mobile phones and PDAs as well as hybrid ICs and other modular components.
The surface-mount NL series devices are available in standard EIA case sizes: 1008 (NL2520), 1210 (NL3225), and 1812 (NL4532). The series offers an inductance range of .01 to 1000 μH, with inductance tolerances of ±5%, ±10%, and ±20%. The operating temperature range is -20°C to 100°C.
These inductors feature metal tab electrodes to ensure leaching resistant terminations, and coils encapsulated in heat-proof resin for resistance to thermal shock, moisture, mechanical shock, and vibration. Packages are compatible with high-speed pick-and-place assembly equipment, and are suitable for high-temperature flow or reflow soldering processes. These devices are available in lead-free/RoHS-compliant part numbers.
Prices range from $0.045 to $0.08 each in tape-and-reel packaging for standard production quantities. Delivery is from stock.
Cal-Chip Electronics, 1-800-915-9576, www.calchip.com