What is a pulse transformer? What are the differences between pulse transformers and ordinary transformers?
A pulse transformer is a special transformer that is specially used to process pulse signals. The difference between it and ordinary transformers is that the design and structure of a pulse transformer are more complex than ordinary transformers because it needs to process higher frequency signals instead of just DC or low frequency signals.
Pulse transformers are usually made of two magnetic materials, one of which is a low magnetic permeability material and the other is a high magnetic permeability material. This design can achieve a magnetic field guidance effect, so that the pulse signal moves in its set direction without spreading to other parts. This kind of guiding effect is not available in ordinary transformers.
Another difference from ordinary transformers is that in pulse transformers, the signal is not transmitted through wires wound around the iron core, but through the magnetic field within the iron core. This design can improve the speed and efficiency of signal transmission while also reducing signal distortion.
Pulse transformers can also be enhanced in other ways, such as adding isolation layers to prevent signal interference. At the same time, the energy consumption of pulse transformers is lower than that of ordinary transformers because it can save a large amount of electrical energy through magnetic fields.
In practical applications, pulse transformers are widely used in electronic equipment, such as communications, radar, measuring instruments, control systems, medical equipment and industrial automation equipment, etc. They are also used to amplify, filter, and condition signals, as well as provide functions such as power supply and isolation.
In general, the difference between pulse transformers and ordinary transformers is mainly reflected in their design and structure. The design of pulse transformers is more complex and relies more on magnetic field effects to enable them to handle high-frequency pulse signals. It has higher performance and efficiency and is widely used in electronic equipment.