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Understand power electronics, from basic converters to “digital-power” PMICs. Analyze design margins for saturation, stability and thermals. Collaborate with other experts on batteriessolar panelsLEDsmotors, etc. for successful integrated system design.

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Understand power electronics, from basic converters to “digital-power” PMICs. Analyze design margins for saturation, stability and thermals. Collaborate with other experts on batteriessolar panelsLEDsmotors, etc. for successful integrated system design.

Got Current Spikes? Soft-Saturation Inductors to the Rescue!

Featured Article - Submitted by Mike Donnelly on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 08:52

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Coilcraft has provided models of their XAL family of power inductors in the SystemVision Partner Library. This article shows the importance of the "soft saturation" magnetic characteristic of these parts, which can prevent catastrophic transient over-currents during start-up and other operating conditions.