Coilcraft has been around as long as
I can recall since beginning my electronics career in the 1970s. In fact, Coilcraft was founded in 1945 near Chicago to
make custom coils for television sets. They began manufacturing a line of standard products in the 1970s - no doubt with
my budding career in mind ;-) Inductors and magnetics are their primary focus. Coilcraft has been an industry leader in
surface mount components, and was one of the first to provide packaging that could be used by pick-and-place automatic
Recognizing the value of introducing the company brand and products early in the lives of people who will spend the
next many decades specifying and designing inductors into commercial, military, medical, and aerospace products,
Coilcraft put a lot of resources into making both hardware and software tools available to students. They are now
offering free of charge to qualified ECE instructors and lab managers. Click the image to the right to request an
RF Magnetics Lab Kit and/or a
Power Magnetics Lab Kit.
Nuhertz Technologies has teamed with Coilcraft to provide a custom version of
their FilterSolutions® software that can be downloaded free of charge. It uses models of various size Coilcraft inductors for
synthesizing 3, 5, and 7-pole lowpass filters that include coil Q effects on the transfer function. A 30-day trial
version of the full version is offered, and Nuhertz its own FilterFree that is a generic filter synthesis program for up to 3 poles (LP, HP, BP, BS, LC and
You don't need to be a student to receive free samples. Simply fill out and submit the
Sample Request Form and they will be shipped
within 24 hours.
Coilcraft has a
separate Critical Products and Services division that handles
non-commercial product lines for military, aerospace, medical, and other high reliability applications.
Please tell the Coilcraft and Nuhertz folks you read about them on RF Cafe.
Posted June 29, 2016