An Inductor is a passive component that is used to store energy in a magnetic field. RF Inductors are designed to work at higher frequencies than regular inductors. everything RF has listed RF inductors from the leading manufacturers in the industry and made their products searchable by specification. You can narrow down on inductors from multiple companies based on the Inductance value, package type, self resonant frequency and many other parameters. Once you find inductors that match your requirement, you can download datasheets, see product specifications and get quotations on products that you are interested in. Below we have talked about the specifications that are important when selecting an inductor.
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). On everything RF we have used the unit of uH (micro Henry).
DC Resistance: In an ideal world an Inductor will have no resistance, however this is not the case, there is always some resistance due to the wire and material losses. The unit of the DC Resistance is Ohms.
Self Resonant Frequency: The frequency at which the Inductor and the Parasitic Capacitor resonate is called the Self Resonant Frequency. The inductor operates best under this frequency.