For automotive applications, compact AEC-Q200 compliant power inductors provide up to 1 kV ESD protection


Murata announced additions to its DFE series of power inductors that have been developed specifically for use within in-vehicle applications such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive infotainment systems and power-train components. Offering the industry’s highest levels of electrostatic discharge (ESD) surge voltage protection, the compact AEC-Q200 compliant devices provide high insulation and ESD characteristics. The DFE2HCAH series measures 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.2 mm and provides 1 kV protection, and the DFE2MCAH series measures 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.2 mm and is rated at 500 V ESD protection. Both series are fabricated using Murata’s metal alloy material and accommodate the automotive operating temperature range from -40°C to +150°C.

In addition to the high ESD protection features the compact dimensions of the new power inductors ensure the minimum of PCB space is required, aiding designers to accommodate today’s space-constrained applications. Inductance values available are in the range of 0.33 to 2.2 µH with a value-dependent maximum current rating of 5.8 A.

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company is known as a global ceramic capacitor manufacturer, it is also a world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

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