AVX Corporation has developed a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that offers tight tolerance in a small footprint. Providing high-Q and high self-resonance, the RoHS-compliant MLO 0402 Series inductor features an inductance range of 1nH to 32nH.
It is based on a patented multilayer low loss organic (MLO) technology, and as such represents a major shift from traditional ceramic and thin film passive SMD components. “Since Copper Organic Inductors (COIs) are polymer-based and use high conductivity copper interconnects in a multilayer fashion, the ability to fabricate these components on large area substrates and in laser-direct imaging allow for improved cost and tolerance control,” said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX.
The low profile MLO 0402 Series inductor also offers high SRF (self-resonant frequency) and can support frequencies above 1GHz. These advanced devices are expansion matched to printed circuit boards, allowing for improved reliability