Nanosaver v0.4.0 contains a graph that I have found difficult to understand, much less find application.

Above is the graph scaled R/ω and jX/ω, and an untitled X axis, though it would appear to be frequency in Hz (scaled by the M multiplier).

I had difficulty reconciling the Y values plotted for R/ω and jX/ω with the displayed R,jX values.

David F4HTQ offers the following explanation online.

I add some explanations.

I asked Rune if he could add this graphic because it is very useful.

It display curves that have exactly the same shape as the complex permittivity curves (μ’r and μ”r) of the ferrite datasheets.The values do not match those of the constructor curve ( to have the right value the software might know the exact geometry of the inductor) , but the shape is absolutely identical.

This allow to easy identify unknown ferrite core, and to better understand how to use it in a RF device.

He says permittivity… but he is talking about permeability.

The quote seems to say the Y axis scale is worthless?

In any event, the underlying R,X data only follows µ at frequencies well below the self resonant frequency (SRF) of the inductor.

## Let’s try a measurement

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