New Multilayer Ferrite Inductors Achieve Lower Rac During High-Current Applications

Press Release Summary:

  • Narrow inductance tolerance of ±5%, that suppresses loss caused by mismatched impedance with the antenna
  • Come in low-profile dimensions that save space
  • Ideal for use in NFC circuits


Original Press Release:

TDK Develops Low-Resistance Multilayer Ferrite Inductors for NFC

  • Low AC resistance achieved in high-current applications
  • Narrow inductance tolerance of ±5%
  • Compact, low-profile dimensions, low magnetic leakage

TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) has developed the new MLJ-H1005 inductors for use in NFC* (near field communication). Mass production will begin in February 2021.

The inductors' intended use is for the LC filters of NFC circuits. It is necessary for inductors to have narrow tolerances to minimize the loss caused by mismatched impedance with the antenna. TDK offers this line of inductors featuring a tolerance of ±5% to meet this need. In addition, it is important to control inductor loss at the 13.56 MHz communication frequency to prevent the reduction of antenna output power. The AC resistance (Rac) must be kept low and maintained even as current is applied. By super low loss material development, the new MLJ-H series achieves lower Rac during high-current applications than the existing MLJ-W series.

The use of NFC circuits is rapidly increasing in smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, and other peripheral devices. They are projected to be used in diverse ways in the realization of a completely touchless society, including in cashless payments. TDK will expand its line of MLJ series inductors to cater to these needs and meet the needs of customers.


  • NFC: Near Field Communication. NFC is short-range wireless connectivity technology that enables two NFC-compatible devices to communicate with each other to transfer data or for authentication when placed close to each other.

Main applications

  • NFC circuits

Main features and benefits

  • Low AC resistance is achieved in high-current applications, suppressing loss
  • Narrow inductance tolerance of ±5%, which suppresses loss caused by mismatched impedance with the antenna
  • Compact, low-profile dimensions that save space, high density mounting is possible by low magnetic leakage structure

Key data

Type         Inductance [nH] @13.56 MHz   Q typ. @13.56 MHz   AC resistance [Ω] typ. @13.56 MHz  DC resistance [Ω] max.   Rated current [mA] max.

MLJ1005HXG82NJ    82 ± 5%                                  14                          0.51                                                      0.390                                    850
MLJ1005HXG91NJ    91 ± 5%                                  14                          0.59                                                      0.351                                    900 MLJ1005HXGR16J    160 ± 5%                                14                          0.88                                                      0.754                                    600
MLJ1005HXGR18J    180 ± 5%                                14                          1.08                                                      0.780                                    500
MLJ1005HXGR20J    200 ± 5%                                14                          1.13                                                      0.845                                    480

About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2020, TDK posted total sales of USD 12.5 billion and employed about 107,000 people worldwide.

You can download this text and associated images from
Further information on the products can be found under

Press Contact
Sara M. Lambeth, TDK, USA
Tel: +1 972-409-4519

Sarah MacKenzie, Publitek
Tel: +1 503.720.3743

More from Adhesives & Sealants

All Topics

COVID-19 Response Suppliers COVID-19 Response:
Can Your Company Help Provide Critical Supplies?

We are using the power of our platform to aid in the mass shortage of critical supplies. If your company can help provide supplies, capabilities, or materials for products such as N-95 Masks and Tyvek SuitsPlease let us know.

COVID-19 Response Suppliers