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New production facility for power capacitors

TDK expands plant in Zhuhai, China

TDK Corporation has opened a new production facility for EPCOS power capacitors at its Zhuhai FTZ plant in China. In doing so, TDK is expanding and consolidating its power capacitor production based in China. Besides capacitors, TDK manufactures a wide range of EPCOS protection devices and temperature sensors at the plant – not just for the rapidly growing Chinese market, but also for global sales.

March 2015
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Power factor correction

Thyristor module with expanded operating voltage range

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS TSM-LC-N690 thyristor module for power factor correction (PFC) with an expanded operating voltage range up to 690 V AC. The module performs two-phase switching of the capacitors, so that a neutral conductor is not needed.

March 2015
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EMC components

Eliminating earth leakage currents and significantly improving EMC

In converter-based drive systems, the individual components cause earth leakage currents, the aggregate of which can trip the RCD. By using the LeaXield™ add-on module, not only can these earth leakage currents be eliminated, but the EMC performance of the system can also be improved.

March 2015
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Inductors

World's smallest transponder coils for automotive electronics

TDK Corporation presents new EPCOS SMT transponder coils with extremely compact dimensions: Measuring just 4.5 mm x 3.2 mm x 3.2 mm, the TC1812 is designed for operation in the Z-axis. The TC1210 coil is suitable for operation in either the X- or Y-axis. Both TC1210 versions are currently the smallest transponder coils in the world as they measure just 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm x 2.2 mm.

March 2015
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EMC filters

High performance in a very compact design

TDK Corporation presents a new series of very compact EPCOS 3-line EMC filters for frequency converters. These high-performance filters are suitable for a rated voltage of 530 V AC in 50/60 Hz grids.

March 2015
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Hannover Messe 2015

Innovative solutions for industrial electronics

At the Hannover Messe 2015 from April 13 to 17 EPCOS and TDK highlight products and solutions for industrial electronics are being presented. The focus is on power factor correction and EMC.

March 2015
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Power capacitors

Ring-shaped design for e-mobility

TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS RingCap – a power capacitor with an innovative design that is especially suitable for xEV applications. Thanks to its ring configuration, the new RingCap can be integrated into a clutch bell housing or wheel hub motors.

February 2015
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Outstanding product quality, delivery performance and service

Best Quality Performance Award from ZTE

TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Greater China, has received ZTE Corporation’s Best Quality Performance Award. The decisive factors in winning this award were excellent performance in 2014 in terms of product quality, delivery reliability and service.

February 2015
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Innovative online tool

The fast and easy way to find the right snubber capacitor

TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS Snubber Cap Finder – an innovative online tool that simplifies and speeds up the search for suitable snubber capacitors to protect IGBT modules against voltage peaks.

February 2015
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Ceramic components

PTC heating elements for electric vehicles

TDK Corporation presents new EPCOS PTC heating elements for electric vehicles. In contrast to the tried and test heating elements for conventional 12 V onboard power supplies, the new components are designed for the considerably higher voltage batteries in electric vehicles.

February 2015
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TDK Europe GmbH

TDK combines European sales under one roof

Effective February 1, 2015, TDK Corporation has combined its two European sales channels for EPCOS and TDK products under the roof of TDK Europe GmbH ("TDK Europe"). To this end, the relevant sales units at the EPCOS Group have been carved out and integrated in TDK Europe. Despite this move, the EPCOS Group, which was combined with TDK's components business in 2009, remains a distinct entity within the TDK Corporation.

February 2015
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New Data Book

Overview of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors

TDK Corporation presents the fully revised data book on EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors with the options of screw terminal, snap-in, axial and single-ended connections. Alongside tried and tested products the data book also contains many innovations, including the B43704/B43724* and B43705/B43725* series of screw-terminal capacitors, which feature a significantly improved current capability.

January 2015
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Multilayer ceramic capacitors

Halogen-free leaded MLCCs for automotive and general-purpose applications

TDK Corporation presents two new series of leaded MLCCs, which are halogen-free according to IEC 61249-2-21 and expand the company’s lineup of products that offer minimal impact to the environment over the entire life cycle.

January 2015
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RF components

Miniaturized low-pass filter for LTE

TDK Corporation presents a new multilayer low-pass filter for LTE and other next-generation high-speed wireless communication systems. The new filter with ordering code DEA071910LT-4003B1 achieves a miniaturized footprint of 0.65 mm x 0.5 mm and an insertion height of just 0.3 mm.

January 2015
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Inductors

Rugged power inductors for automotive electronics applications

TDK Corporation has developed a new series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics. The CLF6045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a wide temperature range from -55 °C to +150 °C and offer rated inductance values from 1.0 μH to 470 μH (E6 series).

December 2014
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Plant in Szombathely

Growth with automotive electronics

The plant in Hungary is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since 1994, Szombathely has emerged as a highly competitive development and production center, especially for electronic components for automotive and industrial electronics applications. Now, the plant is set for further substantial expansion.

November 2014
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Multilayer diplexers for WLAN and Bluetooth in smartphones

Mini filters for multiband devices

Available space inside smartphones continues to shrink as they add more functions and serve more frequency bands. TDK has expanded its diplexer portfolio with the miniature DPX 1005 multilayer diplexer for WLAN and Bluetooth at 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz, which features power-saving low insertion losses with the smallest case size.

November 2014
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Reference design for space-saving ultrasonic distance measurement systems

Keep your distance!

ELMOS Semiconductor has developed a reference design for a compact ultrasonic parking assistant jointly with TDK. In addition to the ELMOS chipset, an EPCOS transformer of the EP6 series assures that the ultrasonic signal is matched to the impedance of the transducer.

November 2014
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SMD pulse transformer for LAN connectors

Space-saving, made-for-manufacture design

Compact TDK LAN pulse transformers enable pulse transformer modules small enough to fit in a standard RJ-45 LAN connector. The SMD components are designed for fully automated manufacturing processes and offer outstanding performance.

November 2014
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Plant in Gravataí

60 years of capacitors from Brazil

The plant in Gravataí, Brazil, has been producing capacitors for sixty years. During this period, the plant has developed state-of-the-art technologies for both aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors. As such, it is TDK’s only plant that manufactures both capacitor designs.

November 2014