March 27, 2015

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 26, 2015

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 17, 2015

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 5, 2015

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.

February 26, 2015

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 19, 2015

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 17, 2015

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 12, 2015

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 2, 2015

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.

January 29, 2015

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 27, 2015

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 22, 2015

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.

December 16, 2014

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 very wide temperature range extending from -55 °C to +150 °C and offer rated inductance values from 1.0 μH to 470 μH (E6 series).

November 11, 2014

EMC filters: LeaXield™ minimizes earth leakage currents

TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS LeaXield™ active filter module – a completely new solution for the minimization of earth leakage currents in power drive systems with frequency converters.

November 11, 2014

Capacitors: CeraLink™ – a compact solution for converters

TDK Corporation presents a new generation of the EPCOS CeraLink™, a highly compact solution for the snubber and DC links of fast-switching converters based on SiC and GaN semiconductors.

November 11, 2014

Inductors: Compact high-current chokes for 48-V automotive power systems

TDK Corporation presents the new BCEM series of EPCOS high-current chokes designed specifically for buck-boost converters in 48-V automotive power systems. These innovative SMD inductors have very compact dimensions of only 27.5 mm x 29.5 mm x 14.5 mm thanks to their ERU27 ferrite cores with flat windings.

November 11, 2014

Film capacitors: Snubber series with more terminal configurations and higher capacitance values

TDK Corporation has significantly extended its range of EPCOS snubber film capacitors: A total of 17 different terminal configurations are now available, enabling them to protect an even broader spectrum of IGBT modules against voltage peaks.

November 11, 2014

SAW components: Compact SAW duplexer with excellent isolation in the transmit and receive paths

TDK Corporation presents a new EPCOS duplexer for LTE Band 1, which at 60 dB features very high isolation for both the Tx and Rx paths. Based on SAW technology the B8651 duplexer has a miniature footprint of just 1.8 mm x 1.4 mm.

November 4, 2014

Power modules: Ultra-compact µDC-DC converters

TDK Corporation presents a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters. One 6-MHz power switch is embedded in the miniature PCB. The integrated power module saves up to 35 percent space compared with conventional discrete solutions.

October 30, 2014

Inductors: SMT current sense transformers for automotive electronics

TDK Corporation presents two new EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for automotive electronics. The first type (B78417A2185A003) is based on an EP7 ferrite core and has dimensions of only 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11 mm. The second SMT current sense transformer (B78419A2251A003) contains an EP10 ferrite core and measures 12.8 mm x 13.6 mm x 14.4 mm.


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