What is Inductance?

  • Bruce R. Archambeault
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 696)


While many of us feel that we understand it, in reality inductance is a commonly misunderstood concept. Inductance is important to EMI/EMC design considerations since it is one of the primary limiting factors in high-frequency design. Whenever there is metal, and current flows though that metal, inductance is present and will affect the current flow. At high frequencies, this intrinsic inductance dominates all components, traces, and metal planes. Capacitors and resistors become inductors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Archambeault
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  1. 1.IBM CorporationResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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