Taiyo Yuden Achieves an Industry-Leading Thinness of 0.7 mm through Its EIA 0603 Size Wire-Wound Power Inductor

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. has announced details of the commercial release of two new products expanding its lineup of BR Series power inductors. The new wire-wound power inductor products are the BRL1608, measuring 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm with a maximum height of 0.7 mm, and the BRC2012, measuring 2.0 mm x 1.2 mm with a maximum height of 1.4 mm, for DC-DC converter applications in smartphones, cell phones, digital still cameras and other compact mobile devices.

With the BRL1608 wire-wound chip power inductor, Taiyo Yuden has achieved an industry-leading thinness of 0.7 mm. Compared with the existing BRC1608, measuring 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm with a maximum height of 1.0 mm, the BRL1608 realizes a reduction in height by 30%. On the other hand, when placed against the existing BRC2016, measuring 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm with a maximum height of 1.8 mm, the BRL2012 delivers an approximate 42% reduction in volume ratio size. Complementing this cutback in size and height, the BRL1608, with 0.13O at an inductance of 1µH, lowers DC resistance by approximately 28% when compared with conventional products. The BRC2012, with 0.060O at 1µH, also delivers approximately 29% lower DC resistance than the previous product.

Taking these factors into consideration, Taiyo Yuden is confident that each product will contribute to reductions in mobile device size, thickness and power consumption. Production began in May 2010 at an output pace of 20 million units per month for both products. The price of samples is $0.20 per unit for each type.


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