July 30, 2015

Inductors: Frame core power line chokes with vertical design

TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS frame core power line chokes with the B82733V* series in a vertical design. The new series complements the existing horizontally designed B82733F* series. The vertical design is particularly advantageous when there is limited space on the printed circuit board.

July 23, 2015

NTC sensor elements: Temperature measurement up to 650 °C

TDK Corporation presents a new EPCOS NTC sensor element designed for measuring temperatures up to 650 °C. The sensor element offers high-precision measurement with a temperature tolerance of about ±1 K at 200 °C.

July 9, 2015

Film capacitors: High pulse strength and current capability in a compact design

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS MMKP capacitors, which employ a film that is metallized on both sides. The new capacitors offer particularly high pulse strength as well as a high current capability.

June 30, 2015

Multilayer varistors: High surge current capability in a very compact design

TDK Corporation presents the new high-surge series of EPCOS multilayer varistors. These are characterized by their high surge current capability, ranging from one surge of up to 5000 A to ten surges of up to 3500 A, with a pulse of 8/20 µs and an operating voltage of up to 65 V DC.

May 26, 2015

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors: Soft-termination MLCCs with X8R thermal characteristics for automotive applications

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of high temperature resistant MLCCs with soft terminations, expanding the CGA series of MLCCs for automotive applications. These components employ electrodes made of conductive resins that provide effective protection against solder cracks caused by thermal cycling, flex cracks caused by stress to the PCB, and damage due to vibrations and shocks.

May 21, 2015

New online tool: Easier service life calculation of DC link circuit capacitors

TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS FilmCap Service Life Calculation Tool – an attractive new tool for supporting online design. The integral database contains about 250 EPCOS film capacitors from the B3267* and B3277* series for the DC link circuits of converters.

May 20, 2015

Inductors: Lineup of rugged power inductors for automotive electronics applications expanded

TDK Corporation has expanded its CLF-NI-D series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics. The new CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a very wide temperature range ...

May 19, 2015

Inductors: High-performance multilayer power inductors

TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of multilayer power inductors with the new MLJ1608 high-performance series. Complementing the existing MLF1608 series of multilayer power inductors for signal lines, the MLJ1608 series was designed for use in near field communication (NFC) and power line applications especially in smartphones, tablets and NFC modules.

May 14, 2015

EMC components: Miniaturized thin-film common-mode filter for
high-speed interfaces

TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of common-mode filters. The new TCM0403R thin-film common-mode filter offers a common-mode attenuation of 27.5 dB at 850 MHz in an IEC 0403 package, the world’s highest value for this case size.

May 12, 2015

Current sensors: Lineup of clamp AC current sensors expanded

TDK Corporation has expanded its CCT series of clamp AC current sensors with two new types that are rated for 300 A and 80 A. The new sensors are designed for use in the power distribution panels in a variety of energy management systems. With a current transformation ratio of 3000:1 the 300-A and 80-A types offer maximum output currents of 100 mA and 26.6 mA, respectively.

April 21, 2015

Film capacitors: Humidity-resistant X2 EMI capacitors

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS X2 EMI suppression capacitors with stable capacitance values, even under extremely humid conditions. The B3292*H/J* series for operating voltages of up to 305 V AC comprises types with rated capacitances ranging from 0.1 µF to 15 µF and lead spacings from 15 mm to 37.5 mm.

April 16, 2015

Outstanding performance: TDK honors its distribution partners in Europe

TDK Europe has honored its best distribution partners for TDK and EPCOS components.There were two winners of the TDK Distribution Award 2014 in gold: Digi-Key Europe and Mouser Electronics.

April 16, 2015

Film capacitors: Compact X1 series with extended voltage range

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS X1 capacitors designed for an extended operating voltage of up to 530 V AC. The new capacitors are ideally suited for EMI suppression in X1 circuits (L-N).

April 16, 2015

Film capacitors: MFP types for demanding applications

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS metallized polypropylene (MFP) film capacitors with high pulse strength and current capability.

April 9, 2015

Ferrites: Low losses at high frequencies

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS N59 ferrite material, which is characterized by low losses at high frequencies. It was developed specifically for power supplies and frequency converters that operate with fast-switching power semiconductors on a GaN basis.

March 31, 2015

Temperature sensors: Lineup of high-precision IEC 0402 SMD NTC thermistors expanded

TDK Corporation has expanded its NTCG04 lineup of IEC 0402 case size (EIA 01005) SMD NTC thermistors with a new type featuring a nominal resistance of 10 kΩ and a narrow tolerance of just ±1 percent.

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.