KEMET Corporation announced that it has launched a new family of metal composite power inductors. The MPXV product offering enhances the company’s METCOM range and is AEC-Q200 qualified for use in the automotive sector.

The company says that the new power inductors provide efficient power conversion while minimizing electromagnetic interference (EMI) and are ideal for use in DC to DC switching power supplies for the growing number of electronic control units (ECUs) found in automotive systems.

The MPXV series inductors’ metal composite core has a reported class-leading high permeability to meet automotive requirements. Available in various industry standard SMD footprints, the inductors can operate at temperatures up to 155° C (311° F) and feature low electrical noise. The company says this allows them to be used in all areas of the vehicle—including the challenging operating environments found under the hood and in the powertrain. The metal composite material is molded around the inductor coil core and, therefore, acts to shield neighboring electronics from the magnetic flux that might otherwise cause interference in sensitive systems. These devices are qualified to standards set by the Automotive Engineering Council’s Q200 (AEC-Q200) requirements, and the company says they are suitable for even the most demanding areas of automotive applications.

“Our experience and expertise in high permeability inductor material development and production allow us to introduce devices with differentiated performance to meet and exceed the needs of the latest applications in sectors such as automotive,” said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “With their robust performance, high reliability, and energy-saving features, MPXV inductors are a perfect example of this and provide a dependable, easy-to-design-in solution.”

KEMET’s MPXV series is available immediately via KEMET distributors.

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