Simple method of characterizing high-frequency inductors under large excitation

Ichiro Sasada, Tomohiro Takigawa

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A simple method is presented by which high-frequency inductors can be characterized under large excitation by using a general-purpose digital oscilloscope. The method uses numerical multiplication to measure phase difference between two sinusoidal waveforms from which L and Q are calculated using phase diagram relationship. Factors affecting accuracy of the method are analyzed based on the sensitivity function. A method is also presented by which influences of parasitic elements across a current sensing resistor can be removed, The accuracy of the method is evaluated by characterizing an air-core inductor (10.1 μH) which is easily characterized by an impedance analyzer. Inductance and quality-factor (≅100) at 1 MHz were measured in good accuracy. Planar inductors using NiZn ferrite substrates are characterized at 1 MHz by this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 25th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 24 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation


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