Automotive grade IHLE integrated E-shield inductor

January 17, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Vishay Intertechnology has announced a commercial version of its popular Automotive Grade IHLE series of low profile, high current inductors featuring integrated e-shields for EMI reduction.

Available in the 2525, 3232, and 4040 case sizes, the Vishay Dale IHLE-2525CD-51, IHLE-3232DD-51, and IHLE-4040DD-51 contain the electric field associated with EMI in a tin-plated copper integrated shield, providing up to -20 dB of electric field reduction at 1 cm (above the center of the inductor) when the integrated shield is connected to ground. By eliminating the need for expensive board-level Faraday shielding to lower EMI, the devices reduce costs and save board space.

Featuring high temperature operation to +155 °C and coplanarity of their four terminals within ≤100 µm, these inductors are optimized for energy storage in DC/DC converters and high current filtering. Applications include notebooks, desktop PCs, and servers; high current point-of-load converters; graphics cards; DC/DC converters for distributed power systems and FPGAs; and telecom infrastructure.

Built on Vishay Dale IHLP® technology, the inductors feature high efficiency with typical DCR from 1.55 mΩ to 167 mΩ and a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 47 µH. The devices provide rated currents to 36.0 A and handle high transient current spikes without saturation.

Packaged in an RoHS-compliant, 100% lead (Pb)-free shielded construction, the inductors offer high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, and mechanical shock. In addition, their four-terminal connection (two ground connection points for the shield) provides high vibration performance for on-engine and chassis-mounted electronic circuits. The devices are halogen-free and Vishay Green.