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Ferrite magnetic design tool

26 June 2019 Passive Components

The MDT software from TDK allows application-related parameters to be calculated for all available Epcos ferrite cores and/or materials. It provides access to digitalised material data including their graphical representations.

The user manual of the software contains a detailed description of all functions. The tool can be used as an online version - tested in browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera - or as a download developed for Windows 7 and 10. The online version does not offer the same comprehensive set of functions as the desktop version.

Among the features of the current MDT version are:

* Simulations based on user-defined core parameters.

* Database expanded to include Steinmetz coefficients for power losses.

* Display of complex permeability and impedance as a function of frequency.

* Display of impedance (Z) as the relation between core impedance and frequency.

* Transmittable power adjusted for skin and proximity effects (from the wire calculation menu).

* Calculation of the distortion factor (third harmonic) under specific circuit conditions at various temperatures.

* Calculation of core loss as a function of signal form.

* Specification of wire thickness as per American Wire Gauge (AWG).

For more information contact Electrocomp, +27 11 458 9000, andrew@electrocomp.co.za



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