|Iron core inductor
||Ferrite core inductor
|The iron core inductors used in filter circuit and AF application.
||Ferrite core inductors used at high and medium frequencies and also as ferrite rod antenna for MW band receivers.
|The iron core inductor is requires laminated iron core to reduce eddy current losses.
||It does not require laminated ferrite core to reduce eddy current losses.
|It has large eddy current losses.
||It has lower eddy current losses.
|Iron core inductor has low Q factor.
||Ferrite core inductor has higher Q factor.
|Iron core inductors large in size.
||Ferrite core inductors smaller in size.
|It has low operating frequency.
||It has higher operating frequency.
|Iron core inductor has lower inductance value.
||Ferrite core inductor has higher inductance value.