August 2013



Guest Blog



‘Q’ of an Inductor: Frustrating Parameter?
By Samir Kagalwala – Power Magnetics Consultancy
The case in point is an Inductor made with 30.5/13/9 ferrite cores. The manufacturing personnel were frustrated that it passed all specified tests but for the Q, but more batches were rejected than passed because of low Q. They vehemently wanted to remove it from the specs because, I believed, they wanted a good night sleep! <read more>

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  Sponsored Announcement

Magnetics 2014: Program Sneak Peek

MAGNETICS 2014 will have three tracks to address the magnetics market including Rare Earths, Ferrites/Soft Magnetics and Permanent Magnets. Each track is designed to cover the latest advancements in the applications, technology, materials and economic development.


The following sessions have been recently added to the 2014 conference program (view full descriptions here):

  • Development of Highly Efficient Multiphase Transformers
  • Optimizing Magnetic Core Gapping for Low-Loss Sine-wave Inductors
  • The Design of an In-hub Permanent Magnet Motor for a Four Wheel Transport Cart
  • Current Situation of NdFeB Magnets and Rare Earth Materials in China
  • Distribution of Magnetic Polarization in Bonded Permanent Magnets
  • Magnetic Diffusion Delays in Steel and Permanent Magnets when Coil Currents Are Turned On and Off
  • Handheld 3-Axis Magnetometers: From NT to 14T
  • Rare Earths: Where There’s Action, There’s Reaction
  • New Insights on Anodized Aluminium Coils, a Copper Alternative
  • Winding Loss Minimization in SMPS Inductors
  • A Study of Sintering Effects on YIG Thick Films Deposited by the Aerosol Deposition Method

If interested in speaking at the 2014 event, the conference committee is still accepting abstract submissions for the remaining speaking slots. All abstracts must be received by 8/30 for consideration. For more information on how to submit an abstract, contact Heather Krier or visit the website.

  New Products

Standex-Meder Electronics Offer Robust Power and Current Sense Transformers for HVAC/R Applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the availability of a complete portfolio of custom power and current sense transformers and components that help HVAC/R equipment designers gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. <read more>


Simulation Accuracy Helps Pioneering Superconducting Generator Developments
Factory testing of a pioneering superconducting generator for hydroelectric applications from GE Power Conversion business has demonstrated a high correlation between the accuracy of the Opera electromagnetic simulation tool used during the design process, and the performance of the finished product. <read more>


Update to Simulation Software for the Magnetic Resonance Community
Remcom announces an update to XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software, Bio-Pro version, enhanced with special features for the Magnetic Resonance (MR) community. <read more>


AVX Introduces Capacitor Simulation Software
AVX Corp. has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap) capacitor simulation software, which helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust and reliable designs. <read more>


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Electromagnetics - Magnetics/Assemblies - Materials - Software & Design

Test & Measurement - Research & Development

  Industry News

Advancing Resistive Memory to Improve Portable Electronics
A team at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and digital cameras. <read more>


New Storage Association Promotes Critical Role of Magnetic Storage Technologies
WD, a Western Digital company, has founded the Storage Products Association (SPA) with other hard drive companies to promote the merits and value of rotating magnetic storage technologies, as well as to make consumers and professionals aware of how critical hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) are to their digital lives. <read more>


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Event Listings


ECCE 2013
September 15-19, 2013
Denver, CO


Experience this unique event where two worlds collide - the energy conversion market and its high level research with real application and commercial products and services. ECCE 2013 is the premier venue for showcasing new technologies, concepts, and applications covering all aspects of energy conversion; and will offer industry participants the opportunity to connect with their customers, vendors, and with other researchers in the community. It also provides academic researchers an ideal venue for disseminating their research work and determining the research needs of the industry. Attend ECCE 2013 in Denver, Colo., September 15-19, 2013 and experience the latest advances in the major topics related to Energy Conversion.



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