Design Considerations for High Frequency Transformers

The market forces that are driving the proliferation of electronics into more and more applications are the result of a steady stream of design innovation that has gone unabated for more than half a century. Akin to Moore’s Law, industrial and consumer markets expect each new product iteration to provide enhanced performance, smaller size, and increased functionality.

For designers, engineers and manufactures this combination of factors means that choosing components that will provide optimal performance and value is more important than ever before. For high-frequency transformers, understanding how to minimize losses from skin effect, proximity effect, as well as what core material to use is critical, and can have a profound effect on the ultimate performance and success of a design.