New Technology From TE Brings Automated Embedded Magnetic Products to the Ethernet Market
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tyco Electronics (TE) unveils three new embedded magnetic product offerings from its recently acquired PlanarMag product technology – a revolutionary embedded magnetic innovation that fully automates traditional hand-wound coiling processes. This new advancement enables economic and manufacturing scalability to provide faster manufacturing cycle times during high demand and allows for consistent product lead time and supply.
The new technology capitalizes on three elements to improve the design and manufacture of electromagnetic components:
- Proprietary material to embed highly sensitive magnetic ferrites into standard PCBs
- 3D-electromagnetic simulator with unique design techniques to create patented proprietary winding structures
- Standard PCB processes to manufacture boards containing hundreds to thousands of parts at once, with improved performance and consistency, while utilizing semiconductor testing methodologies
TE’s initial roll out of PlanarMag products includes two new discrete Ethernet components and a 1G Mag45 Integrated Connector Module (ICM) with PlanarMag embedded magnetics. The discrete components are 1G BASE-T media filters and 10/100 BASE-T media filters. Key product features of the entire product offering include:
- Single-port configuration
- Media filter and isolation transformer.
The new products reduce termination components because of their precision center tap and transformer symmetry. This consistency and repeatability improves performance and can help facilitate FCC class B compliance.
The 1G Mag45 ICM is the first fully integrated connector utilizing the PlanarMag product technology and is a low-profile configuration targeting applications that require reduced height and small form factor footprint such as notebook computers.
All products are RoHS-compliant per JEDEC J-STD and meet the IEEE 802.3 specification. Product applications include low-port density switches and routers, low-profile notebooks/netbooks, desktop computers, set top boxes, TV/DVR, IP phones, video game consoles and more.
For more information, visit http://www.te.com/products/planarmag.
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a global technology company with fiscal 2010 sales of US$12.1 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems; consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, we are a recognized leader in many of the industries we serve. More information on TE can be found at www.te.com.
SOURCE Tyco Electronics