The LQP01HQ series of high-frequency inductors from Murata are the world&rsquos smallest HF Inductors at a 008004 size (0.25 × 0.125 mm). They take up about half the mounting area of the smallest previous product which was a 01005 size and retain the same Q characteristics as the 01005 size LQP02TN series.
The LQP01HQ series is available in 25 versions with inductance ratings ranging from 0.3 nH to 2.7 nH. A 10 nH version is scheduled to be added at the end of 2016.
This inductor series is based on the design expertise used to achieve high Q characteristics in previous products, and incorporates advances in ultrafine material and processing technology to enable the formation of extremely compact coils. Mass production is made possible through the creation of manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of these devices at the world&rsquos smallest size.
As mobile devices such as smartphones gain more functions and improved performance, there is a need for more compact components in order to fit more of them on internal circuit boards. At the same time, wearable devices are becoming more popular, and this creates increased demand for more compact and high-performance high-frequency inductors for use in impedance matching in the high-frequency circuits required to implement wireless communication functionality.