[time-nuts] magnetic electronic components

Andrea Baldoni erm1eaae7 at ermione.com
Tue Jun 23 07:35:08 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:02:38PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:

> Hi,
> I was looking up some stuff and realized (again) that I don't know
> anything about how magnetic electronic components (inductors/solenoids,
> transfomers, baluns, ferrite beads...) work. Yes, I can calculate

I found myself in the same position and gathered those books:

-RF oriented

Understanding, building, and using baluns and ununs, Jerry Sevick
Transmission line transformers, Jerry Sevick
The design of impedance matching networks, P.L.D. Abrie


Ferrites for inductor and transformers, Snelling and Gilles
Soft ferrites and accessories (databook, Ferroxcube)

-Power (SMPS)

Switchmode power supply handbook, Billings

-Pulse digital (more for historical curiosity than anything practical)

Digital magnetic logic, Bennion, Crane and Nitzan

(also other books have parts about magnetic design; be aware for old books
because they used non SI units)

and some tens of MB of free PDF documents (I give you some titles) and texts...

-Power (SMPS)

"PDF_GeneralTechnicalInformation.pdf" Inductors - General technical information (EPCOS)
"R-217.pdf" Report R-217 - Design of low-power pulse transformers using ferrite cores
"slup123.pdf" Magnetics design - 1: Introduction and Basic Magnetics
"slup124.pdf" Magnetics design - 2: Magnetic Core Characteristics
"slup125.pdf" Magnetics design - 3: Windings
"slup126.pdf" Magnetics design - 4: Power Transformer Design
"slup127.pdf" Magnetics design - 5: Inductor and Flyback Transformer Design
"slup128b.pdf" Magnetics design - R1: Reference Design Section - Magnetic Core Properties
"slup197.pdf" Magnetics design - R2: Eddy Current Losses in Transformer Windings
"slup198.pdf" Magnetics design - R3: Deriving the Equivalent Electrical Circuit
"slup199.pdf" Magnetics design - R4: The Effects of Leakage Inductance on Switching Power Supply Performance
"slup200.pdf" Magnetics design - R6: How to Design a Transformer with Fractional Turns
"slup201.pdf" Magnetics design - R7: Winding Data

I have almost nothing about laminated core transformers, but no one
winds them by himself nowadays except perhaps some tube amplifier guys.

Best regards,
 Andrea Baldoni

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