High-performance zig-zag and meander inductors embedded in ferrite material

Goran Stojanovic, Mirjana Damnjanovic, Vladan Desnica, Ljiljana Zivanov, Ramesh Raghavendra, Pat Bellew, Neil McLoughlin

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This paper describes the design, modeling, simulation and fabrication of zig-zag and meander inductors embedded in low- or high-permeability soft ferrite material. These microinductors have been developed with ceramic coprocessing technology. We compare the electrical properties of zig-zag and meander inductors structures installed as surface-mount devices. The equivalent model of the new structures is presented, suitable for design, circuit simulations and for prediction of the performance of proposed inductors. The relatively high impedance values allow these microinductors to be used in high-frequency suppressors. The components were tested in the frequency range of 1 MHz-3 GHz using an Agilent 4287A RF LCR meter. The measurements confirm the validity of the analytical model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • High frequency
  • Inductor
  • Soft ferrite
  • Surface-mounted devices


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