App note: Custom magnetics – What are they and when do you need them?

Consideration factors before going to custom magnetic request from manufacturer, an app note from Vishay. Link here (PDF) There are many manufacturers that claim they build custom magnetics. However, there is often confusion as to what constitutes custom magnetics and whether or not a designer actually needs them or can afford them. This article will […]

App note: Selecting current sensors and transformers

Selection guidelines from Coilcraft. Link here (PDF) Current sensors detect the flow of AC or DC current in a wire or circuit trace. They can be used to detect an on/off/ pulse current condition or to measure the magnitude of the current in the wire or trace. This discussion is limited to AC current sensors. […]

App note: Signal transformer application and specification

Application note from Coilcraft discussing the wideband transformer and the autotransformer. Link here (PDF) In the simplest sense, a transformer is two or more windings coupled by a common magnetic field. This magnetic field provides the means to pass voltages and currents from one winding (primary) to the other winding (secondary). Magnetic flux is created […]