TDK Corporation extends its Flexield family of magnetic shielding materials with the introduction of the IFQ06, offering high permeability (μ’) and low magnetic loss (μ”) designed for near-field communications (NFC) applications. The IFQ06 material provides highly effective protection against performance-reducing design features that can complicate NFC designs, such as metal objects directly behind the antenna. […]
What are the six kinds of magnetism?
Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, antiferromagnetism, and superparamagnetism are the six kinds of magnetism. This FAQ begins with a brief review of the basic sources of magnetism, considers the magnetic susceptibility of various materials, and then briefly presents the characteristics of the six types of magnetism. The root cause of magnetism is the behavior of electrons, […]
What are the types of magnets and how can they contribute to sustainability?
There are multiple types of magnets, including temporary magnets, permanent magnets, and electromagnets. Each type of magnet has a variety of uses and can contribute to a more sustainable society. This FAQ reviews the basics of each type of magnet, looks at what it can be used for, presents some efforts to develop sustainable permanent […]
How do magnetic poles, fields, flux and domains work?
Magnetics is a key technology for sustainable power conversion, electric vehicle motors, motion sensing and control in various medical, industrial, and consumer applications, and advanced data storage technologies. Advances in magnetics often provide the foundation for advances in electronic technologies and devices. This FAQ presents the basics of magnetic field lines and field strength, looks […]
Magnetic components carry automotive certifications
Automotive electronics are subjected to special requirements. This has resulted in industry-typical standards such as AEC-Q200 qualification or IATF-16949-certified production. In this context, Würth Elektronik has supplemented its extensive catalog for automotive components. Highlights among the new additions include WE-CAR-TEC and WE-CNSA. The WE-CAR-TEC series is a folding ferrite with a core material made of NiZn. […]
Transformers for ultrasonic sensing applications
Ultrasonic sensing is used in various automotive and industrial applications ranging from liquid level sensing to robot obstacle detection and automated parking assistance. Transformer-based designs can produce highly accurate solutions with maximum ranging distances. This FAQ will review several applications for ultrasonic sensing, compare the capabilities of transformer drive with direct drive solutions, and then […]
Magnetics for Power over Ethernet
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) delivers power to remote powered devices (PDs) over twisted-pair Ethernet cables up to 100 meters long. Over time, the standard has evolved and can now deliver up to 71W, making it useful for a wide variety of applications, including network routers and repeaters, VoIP phones, IP security cameras, wireless and Bluetooth access points, […]
Gate drive transformer specifications and applications
Gate drive transformers are often a good solution for providing galvanic isolation in high-voltage and high-frequency applications where fast and accurate signal timing is critical. A gate drive transformer is optimized to handle fast-rising and fast-falling rectangular pulses to turn power switches “on” and “off” in switching power converters. Although many gate drive transformers have […]
Comprehensive study covers global permanent magnet industry
Recognized magnetics industry experts, Walt Benecki, Steve Constantinides, Dr. John Ormerod and Dr. Stan Trout are pleased to announce the publication of their comprehensive study of the global permanent magnet industry. This report is the definitive reference guide, an exhaustive market study which quantitatively describes the major commercial and technical features of the global permanent […]
Surface mount transformers for Power-Over-Ethernet applications
Signal Transformer announces the latest product innovation for Power Over Ethernet (PoE) applications, the SPoE Surface Mount Transformer Series. SPoE is a new product for equipment or devices connecting to an Ethernet or enterprise network and relies on ethernet cables to receive power and digital data signals for operation and processing, respectively. Today’s IoT (Internet of […]