Automotive Grade Coiltronics HCMA Series High Current Power Inductors
Eaton announced the launch of its automotive-grade Coiltronics® HCMA Series of high current power inductors
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its automotive-grade Coiltronics® HCMA Series of high current power inductors to meet and exceed the Automotive Electronics Council’s (AEC) Q200 Grade 3 standard with a maximum total temperature operation range from minus 55 degrees to 125 degrees Celsius (C). The inductors are designed to withstand temperature and shock stresses found in automotive applications to support greater reliability in electronics for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), vehicle control, body control, lighting, infotainment, cluster controls, heating and air conditioning, chassis and safety systems.
Eaton designed, manufactured and tested the entire inductor series that includes HCMA0503, HCMA0703, HCMA1104, HCMA1305, and HCMA1707 to ensure compliance with AEC-Q200 Grade 3 standard. The AEC Component Technical Committee’s definition of common electrical qualifications in automotive environments requires inductors to operate reliably in temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees to 85 degrees (C). AEC-Q200 testing stresses devices beyond typical commercial reliability tests for temperature cycling duration and thermal shock. This reliability is required for DC-to-DC converters, voltage regulation modules, battery-powered systems, multi-phase regulators and point-of-load modules used in vehicle electronic systems.
Eaton offers a broad range of electronics components that include power magnetics, circuit protection, supercapacitor, and terminal block products. These products serve customers in computing, consumer, energy, industrial, medical and transportation markets.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.