Coilcraft has released a low-loss power inductor
that ensures superior current handling of
up to 41 A with soft saturation characteristics to withstand high-current
spikes. The XEL60xx family of high-current inductors employs a new design that offers dc resistance (DCR) as low as 1.35 mΩ.

That, and the inductor’s small form
factor, make it highly suitable for compact
dc/dc converters. The XEL60xx family of power inductors measure 6.56 x 6.36 mm
with a maximum height of 3.1 mm.


inductor design also ensures ultra-low ac losses at switching frequencies of 2
MHz to 5+ MHz so that lower inductance values can be fully optimized for
high-frequency applications. The inductors are available in two models: XEL6030 and XEL6060.

models feature RoHS-compliant tin-silver-over-copper terminations and are
halogen-free. Moreover, they are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 standards (–40°C
to 125°C ambient), which makes them suitable for automotive and other
harsh-environment applications.

Coilcraft has made free evaluation samples of the XEL60xx Series
inductors available on its website.