Wire-Wound Chip Inductors come in EIA0806 case size.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for use in signal line filter applications, LBM2016 series is comprised of 25 models with optimal thicknesses and numbers of windings for package size. Products measure 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 mm and feature ferrite core as well as optimized material compound ratios for outer covering. Non-polarized electrodes allow device to be mounted, right side up, regardless of orientation.

Original Press Release:

Taiyo Yuden Announces World's Smallest Wire-Wound Chip Inductors for Signal Line Filters-0806 Devices Now Available in Production Volume

LBM2016 series inductors reduce chip surface area by 36% compared to equivalent-rated products

SCHAUMBURG, IL--January 30, 2006--TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.), INC. announces that its new LBM2016 series of wire-wound chip inductors are now being mass produced at the rate of three million units per month, with production expected to reach 10M units by summer. The EIA0806 case size (2.0mm L x 1.6mm W x 1.6mm H) LBM2016 is 43% smaller by volume than equivalent-rated inductors typically used for signal line filter applications in standard TVs (soon also flat-screens), audio equipment, set-top boxes, AV equipment and other devices that require large numbers of signal lines and corresponding inductors.

Signal line circuits incorporating an inductor and capacitor are used to isolate specific signal frequencies, a critical operational requirement of all modern electronics. This application requires inductors with a higher Q factor (see definition following table) and narrower inductance tolerance than the type of power inductors typically used in DC/DC converter choke coils and IC input power circuits. However, adapting this same technology to LBM2016 series signal line inductors enabled TAIYO YUDEN to significantly reduce chip size while retaining the high Q factor and narrow inductance tolerance of previous signal line inductors.

Further refinements included optimizing the material compound ratios of the outer covering, redesigning the ferrite core, thickness and number of windings to eliminate all wasted space and optimize performance. As with other TAIYO YUDEN inductors, the LBM2016 series' non-polarized electrodes simplify manufacturability by allowing the device to be mounted, right side up, regardless of orientation. A total of 25 different part numbers are currently offered in the LBM2016 series.

For further information, call TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.), INC. or visit the company web site at www.yuden.us

Sample Price: $0.20 each
Availability: Now, in volume production quantities
Delivery ARO: 2 weeks ARO

About Q Factor:
Q Factor, also called Quality-Factor and Q-Value, describes the degree of efficiency with which an inductor stores energy as a magnetic field. The higher the Q value the more effectively it operates as a filter. Q is typically expressed as a numerical value in conjunction with a specific frequency, as shown in the specification table above.

Now in its 56th year, Tokyo-based TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. is a worldwide manufacturer of surface-mount and leaded passive components, Bluetooth modules, power electronics modules, power supplies and recordable digital media. With approximately 50% of the worldwide market in high-frequency multilayer chip inductors used in cell phones, the company reports annual sales of nearly US$1.6B. Worldwide, TAIYO YUDEN employs more than ten thousand people. The company's North American affiliate, TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.), INC., operates sales and engineering offices in Chicago, IL, Raleigh, NC, Irving, TX, and in California at San Jose and San Diego. For further information, visit the company's website at: www.yuden.us.

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