Bourns Announces New Chip Inductor Series that Offer a High Q Value in a Miniature Size

Model CWF1610 and CWF2414 chip inductors feature wirewound construction to unlock enhanced performance characteristics for RF signal processing and DC power line applications

RIVERSIDE, Calif., August 2, 2021 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the CWF1610 and CWF2414 Chip Inductor Series. These inductors employ wirewound construction on a ferrite core to offer high values of inductance, Q values, and self-resonant frequency, plus low DC resistance in a compact size with an operating temperature range of -40 to +125 °C. These features make this series ideal for RF signal processing, resonant circuits, decoupling, noise filters, and DC power line applications for audio headsets, cable modems, set-top boxes, hard disk drives, tablets, and various mobile electronic devices.

Compared to multilayer or film technology, a thicker wirewound construction around the core makes it possible to achieve lower DC resistance and high Q values of 13 to 16 in these miniature-sized inductors. In addition, the high Q values provided in the new inductors -offer designs a high impedance at resonant in inductive-capacitive LC circuits, and low loss at high frequency operation. Bourns® Model CWF1610 and CWF2414 chip inductors also feature a high self-resonant frequency, which translates to low distributed capacitance and maintained inductive characteristics over a wide frequency span. With saturation current up to 860/1100 mA and rated current up to 700/1300 mA, the new chip inductors from Bourns maintain high inductance at a greater peak current matching the requirements in DC power line applications.

Bourns® Model CWF1610 and CWF2414 Chip Inductors are available now and are RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. For more detailed product information, please see:

*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

**Bourns considers a product to be "halogen free" if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
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