June 27, 2016

Distribution award: TDK honors Avnet for highest sales growth

TDK Corporation of America honored Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, as the company’s top performing distribution partner in North America with the highest overall growth in sales during the fiscal year 2016 ending March 31, 2016.

June 21, 2016

Power factor correction: Control unit for parallel operation

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS VIP-3-TP control unit, which facilitates the intelligent coupling of three reactive power compensation systems.

June 14, 2016

Outstanding performance: TDK honors its distribution partners in Europe

TDK Europe has again honored its best distribution partners for TDK and EPCOS components. For the first time, prizes were awarded in three categories: international volume distribution, local distribution and high-service distribution.

May 13, 2016

EMC components: Low-distortion noise suppression filter for audio lines

TDK Corporation presents the new MAF1608G noise suppression filter for audio lines. When inserted in audio lines, the new filter keeps THD+N of the audio signals to the world's lowest levels of 0%.

May 12, 2016

Inductors: Compact SMT high-current chokes

TDK Corporation has extended its portfolio of EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors with the ERU19 choke series that comprises ten different types. The inductance values of the new ERU chokes extend from 1.0 µH to 30 µH and their saturation currents range from 10.1 A DC to 43 A DC.

April 21, 2016

Ceramic components: New data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors

TDK Corporation presents the fully revised data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors, which introduces the extended product range. The 2016 edition now also includes several new series of inrush current limiters as well as special high-voltage heating elements.

April 14, 2016

PFC capacitors: Much longer life and higher energy density

TDK Corporation presents EPCOS PhaseCap® Energy – two new series of high power capacitors for power factor correction. These components are available with gas or resin-filled housings.

April 12, 2016

Inductors: Thin-film metal power inductors for automotive power supplies

TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of compact thin-film metal power inductors with a new type designed for demanding automotive applications. Measuring in at a mere 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm x 1.0 mm, the new TDK TFM201610ALMA thin-film metal power inductor features the world's highest rated current of 1.9 A for a power inductor of its size.

April 5, 2016

Current sensors: Lineup of clamp AC current sensors expanded for high current applications

TDK Corporation has expanded its CCT series of clamp AC current sensors with a new 600-A type. The lineup of TDK current sensors is now positioned to meet the high-current sensing needs of energy management systems (EMS) for buildings, factories, stores and communities.

March 15, 2016

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors: Expanded lineup of high voltage automotive MLCCs with world's widest capacitance range

TDK Corporation has expanded its CGA lineup of high-voltage MLCCs for automotive applications. The new CGA6 and CGA9 series of MLCCs, which have a rated voltage of 1000 V, feature types with capacitances ranging from 1 nF to 33 nF, the world's widest range.

March 3, 2016

Thermistors: New Data Book for EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters

TDK Corporation presents the fully revised Data Book for EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters (ICLs), which covers the extended product range of standard NTC ICLs. Also included in this range is the new P27 series with a lead spacing of 7.5 mm.

February 25, 2016

Transformers: Compact SMT current sense transformers for power electronics

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores. The SMT current sense transformers in the B78419A* series are designed with EP10 ferrite cores.

February 18, 2016

ThermoFuse varistors: Intrinsically safe overvoltage protection with high surge current capability

TDK Corporation presents the new T series of EPCOS ThermoFuse™ varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm (T14 series) and 20 mm (T20 series) that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse.

February 2, 2016

Thermistors: Large-diameter inrush current limiters for high-watt applications

TDK Corporation presents the P27 series of EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters (ICLs) with a nominal disk diameter of 27 mm and lead spacing of 7.5 mm, thus extending the portfolio of large NTC ICLs for industrial electronics applications.

January 26, 2016

Inductors: Multilayer 0402 type with world's highest Q and reduced package size

TDK Corporation announces the new MHQ0402PSA series of multilayer inductors in case size IEC 0402. Measuring in with reduced dimensions of just 0.4 mm x 0.2 mm x 0.2 mm, the new inductors feature a Q factor of 21 at 1 GHz, ...

January 13, 2016

Qualcomm and TDK Form Joint Venture to Provide Industry-Leading RF Front-End Solutions for Mobile Devices

Qualcomm Incorporated and TDK Corporation today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully-integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments, such as Internet of Things (IoT), drones, robotics, automotive applications and more, under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. The joint venture will draw upon TDK’s capabilities in micro-acoustic RF filtering, packaging and module integration technologies and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s expertise in advanced wireless technologies to serve customers with leading-edge RF solutions into fully-integrated systems.

December 8, 2015

Piezo transformers and plasma generators: TDK cooperates with relyon plasma to develop and manufacture cutting-edge plasma solutions

Based in Regensburg, Germany, relyon plasma is a European R&D leader and manufacturer in plasma technologies. The key component in the jointly developed systems will be the TDK CeraPlas™, a new kind of piezo-based cold plasma generator.

November 17, 2015

Electric double-layer capacitor: Robust energy storage device so thin it can be embedded in a smart card

TDK Corporation announces the release of an ultra-thin, high-energy capacitor suitable for powering devices such as electronic paper displays in the next generation of smart cards.

October 27, 2015

Transformers: Compact SMD push-pull transformers

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS SMD push-pull transformers featuring compact dimensions of just 9 mm x 8 mm x 5.7 mm. The series comprises five types with different transformation ratios ranging between 1:1 and 1:3.8.

September 29, 2015

Micro modules: World's smallest Bluetooth V4.1 Smart module

TDK Corporation presents the world's smallest module for the latest Bluetooth 4.1 low energy (LE) specification. The ultra-compact dimensions of the new TDK SESUB-PAN-D14580 module are just 3.5 mm x 3.5 mm x 1.0 mm, thus reducing the footprint by over 60 percent compared to modules with discrete components.