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.

September 15, 2015

Noise suppression sheets: Ultra-thin noise suppression sheets with the world's highest permeability

TDK Corporation presents the ultra-thin IFL16 noise suppression sheet: The sheet has a thickness of just 0.03 mm or 0.05 mm, depending on type, making it 20 percent thinner than existing sheets with the same performance.

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.