How to search for RF Inductors?
An Inductor is a passive component that is used to store energy in a magnetic field. The key specifications to look for in an RF Inductor are:
Mounting: RF Inductors are usually found in two configurations Surface Mount and Leaded.
Inductance: This is ability of an Inductor to store magnetic energy; its unit is Henry (H). At RF frequencies inductors are usually specified in nH (10^-9) or uH (10^-6). On everything RF, we use uH.
DC Resistance: In an ideal world an Inductor will have no resistance, however this is not the case, all real inductors have some resistance due to the wire and material losses. The unit of the DC Resistance is Ohms.
Self Resonant Frequency: A real RF Inductor will also has some parasitic capacitance. The frequency at which the Inductor and the Parasitic Capacitor resonate is called the Self Resonant Frequency.
Search for RF Inductors by specification on everything RF.