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The BRC1608 series of high-current, wire-wound power inductors from Taiyo Yuden measure 1.6(L) x 0.8(W) x 0.8(H) mm (all dimensions ± 0.2 mm). In addition to small size, the eight models offer a good combination of low DC resistance (0.06 to 0.55 Ohms), high inductance (0.2 to 2.2 mH) and high current ratings (0.98 to 0.28 A). The 70% smaller footprint of the BRC1608 series facilitates more compact DC/DC converters and thinner-profile product designs. Now being produced and shipped in mass quantities, BRC1608 series wire-wound power inductors are well suited for DC/DC converter choke coil applications in digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players and other battery-powered electronic devices. These wire-wound power inductors are now available in EIA 0603 case size, providing the high bias characteristics of wire-wound devices with the small size of multi-layer type devices that offer greater economies of scale.
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