How are magnetics involved in this week’s football game?
This Sunday, as Los Angeles prepares to take on New England on football’s greatest stage, millions of people from across the globe will tune in to watch the action. But without the help of wound magnetic components, the Big Game would not even be possible!
Wound magnetic components are found in every aspect surrounding the broadcast of the Big Game. From the lights and scoreboards that enhance the experience for people lucky enough to attend the game in person, to the TV production equipment that brings the experience into homes across the nation and beyond, wound magnetic components are essential to making sure that the event goes off without a hitch.
This year, the Big Game is being played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia — a 2 million square foot state-of-the-art arena housing over 71,000 seats that opened right in time for the start of the 2017 season. The stadium has many distinctive features, including an eight-panel retractable roof in the shape of a pinwheel that opens and closes depending on the weather conditions outside on gamedays.
Hanging above midfield is a ring shaped 58 by 1,100-foot circular LED scoreboard that is 3 times larger than the next largest single board display in an NFL stadium. In addition, there are more than 20,000 square feet of other LED boards throughout the stadium, including field-level advertising during certain events. Around the stadium are 460 LED sports lights to make sure the lighting is perfect for players and spectators alike. Without wound magnetic components, none of these in-stadium electronics would work — not even the lighting or elevators.
While these electronics specifically benefit viewers with tickets to the game, the equipment used to broadcast it also heavily relies on wound magnetic components. Without them, the video cameras and parabolic microphones responsible for capturing audio and video from the stadium would be rendered useless.
And that brings us to where the majority of fans will be tuning in to watch the game — inside their homes. Wound magnetic components help to power televisions, radios, sound systems, and more. They are even found inside computers and laptops, for those who prefer to stream the game remotely instead.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about where wound magnetic components help to bring the Big Game to you.
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