Distributor Digi-Key Corporation has announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement with Wurth Electronics Midcom, a specialist manufacturer of custom magnetics. As part of the deal, Digi-Key will be the sole distributor of the company’s newly developed planar transformer product series.
The patent-pending Planar product design offers a multitude of advantages compared to traditional bobbin-wound products including reduced size and weight, high efficiency, low leakage, consistent parasitics, and excellent thermal characteristics. The use of pre-formed flatwires yields significant cost reductions compared to existing stacked layer and multilayer PCB designs.
Wurth Electronics Midcom’s planar series has been optimised for frequencies ranging from 200 kHz to 700 kHz, with 500 VDC isolation and 250 W power handling capabilities. Developed to be fully customisable, the planar SMD transformers comes in multiple turns ratio options with optional Aux winding for maximum flexibility. The parts have a low-profile height of 10 mm and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.