The Importance of Magnetics in High Frequency Transformers

Advances in the technology used for electronic systems have led to increasing demand for greater power densities. However, while the power density requirements grow, the physical size requirements of these systems continue to trend smaller.

Magnetics in High Frequency Transformers

Advances in the technology used for electronic systems have led to increasing demand for greater power densities. However, while the power density requirements grow, the physical size requirements of these systems continue to trend smaller.

One solution to meeting and optimizing these two design parameters is by integrating power magnetic components that operate at high frequencies. This approach yields several benefits, including shrinking the required size of the magnetic components. However, it can also result in current losses due to the skin and proximity effects. Additionally, alternating current losses can affect the overall performance of the component if preventative measures are not taken.

One way to prevent AC losses is to utilize specialized conductive materials in high frequency applications, such as Litz wire and copper foil. The design and construction of these materials significantly reduce the risk of skin and proximity effect losses.

At Agile Magnetics, we have heavily invested in design tools and programs, such as 2D/3D FEA software, that can help our customers navigate the complexities associated with high frequency transformer design and optimize their product and component designs.

High Frequency Transformer Applications

The demand for high frequency transformers will continue to grow along with the rise of digital electronics. These devices are well-matched to suit this demand in a variety of compact electronic applications, such as:

  • Industrial equipment
  • Solar converters
  • Electric drives
  • Energy conversion

High frequency transformers from Agile Magnetics are custom-designed and manufactured to provide optimal performance by reducing current losses and cutting down on lag from hysteresis. Our manufacturing experts work with specialized tools and materials that lend themselves to use with high frequency magnetics and transformers, such as:

Partner With Agile Magnetics for Your High Frequency Transformer Needs

At Agile Magnetics, we are a leader in manufacturing high quality, custom products for high frequency transformer applications. If you’d like to learn more about how we can assist you with your high frequency power needs, request a free quote today.



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