April 19, 2018

Power factor correction: PQvar™ boosts energy efficiency and ensures load balancing

TDK Corporation presents EPCOS PQvar™, a modular static var generator for active stepless power factor correction and load balancing in industrial grids and large commercial buildings. With a fast response time of less than 15 ms and a dynamic reaction time of 50 µs, PQvar offers significantly faster compensation than conventional systems. 

April 17, 2018

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors: Soft-termination MLCCs with low ESR

TDK Corporation has developed the industry’s first soft-termination MLCCs with low ESR. The new CN series features terminal electrodes with a conductive resin layer that provides high mechanical robustness to protect against board flexure. 

April 12, 2018

NTC thermistors: New data book for NTC thermistors

TDK Corporation presents the completely revised data book for EPCOS NTC thermistors. Product highlights include NTC elements for measuring temperatures of up to 650 °C. They are suitable for use in combustion engines, for example, where they help to improve the combustion control for minimal environmental impact.

April 3, 2018

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors: CA series of stacked MEGACAP Type MLCCs with high capacitance and low ESR

TDK Corporation has developed a new series of vertically stacked MEGACAP Type MLCCs that combine high capacitance and low ESR. The new CA series offers rated voltages from 25 V to 1000 V and covers a capacitance range from 20 nF to 150 µF.

March 27, 2018

Inductors: Low-profile power inductor for advanced driver assistance systems

TDK Corporation announces the MLD2012 multilayer inductor for automotive power circuits. The new component that is based on a ferrite core is available in a compact IEC 2012 (EIA 0805) package with a footprint of 2.0 mm x 1.25 mm and an insertion height of just 0.5 mm. 

March 13, 2018

Inductors: Miniaturized transponder coil with high sensitivity for tire pressure monitoring systems

TDK Corporation presents the miniaturized TPLC553030-592H automotive transponder coil for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that operate at a center frequency of 125 kHz. 

March 8, 2018

Inductors: 3D transponder coils for 22 kHz with high sensitivity

TDK Corporation is extending its B82453C*A* series of 3D transponder coils with a new type that features an operating frequency of 22 kHz. The new component (B82453C0335A022) complements the existing spectrum designed for a frequency of 125 kHz and is suitable for automotive passive entry passive start (PEPS) and other access systems based on the lower frequency.

March 6, 2018

Film capacitors: Ultra-compact DC link solution

TDK Corporation presents an extremely compact EPCOS film capacitor for the DC link of inverters. With dimensions of just 40 mm x 58 mm (d x l) it offers a rated voltage of 350 V DC and a capacitance of 65 μF.

March 1, 2018

Transformers: Powerful transformers for PoE++

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS transformers designed for an output of up to 60 W, which are therefore suitable for PoE++ according to IEEE 802.3bt. The new B82806D0060A** series comprises four types with different turns ratios for output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, and 24 V. 

February 13, 2018

EMC components: Compact automotive feedthrough filter with highest capacitance

TDK Corporation has extended its lineup of 3-terminal feedthrough filters for automotive applications. The new YFF18AC0J105M type is available in an IEC 1608 package (EIA 0603) and features the industry’s highest capacitance of 1 µF for a feedthrough filter of its size. 

February 6, 2018

Transformers: SMD pulse transformers for Gigabit Ethernet and PoE

TDK Corporation has expanded the ALT4532 series of pulse transformers with new types for Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. 

January 23, 2018

EMC components: Compact noise suppression filters for LED lighting

TDK Corporation has expanded the MAF series of noise suppression filters with the new MAF2520ASS600C type that is designed especially for LED lighting systems. The new multilayer filter has compact dimensions of just 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.85 mm and features a suppression of spurious noise between 20 MHz and 100 MHz.

January 9, 2018

Magnetic sensors: Joint development of high accuracy TMR 3-axis magnetometer with Asahi Kasei Microdevices

TDK Corporation and Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an extremely sensitive tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) element developed by TDK and an advanced electronic compass ASIC designed by AKM in a very small package. 

December 14, 2017

Piezo actuators: Miniaturized PowerHap™ 2.5G type with haptic feedback

TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of PowerHap™ piezo actuators with haptic feedback with the new miniaturized 2.5G type, whose dimensions are a compact 9 mm x 9 mm x 1.25 mm. 

December 7, 2017

Outstanding performance: EPCOS receives China Supplier Award from Bosch Rexroth

TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the China Supplier Award 2017 as the only manufacturer of electronic components from Bosch Rexroth. 

November 21, 2017

Rechargeable batteries: CeraCharge™ – first rechargeable solid-state SMD battery

TDK Corporation presents CeraCharge™ – the first solid-state rechargeable battery in SMD technology. Depending on requirements, the number of charge/discharge cycles this battery is able to perform ranges from several dozens to up to 1000. 

November 21, 2017

Ferrites: Low losses at high frequencies

TDK Corporation presents the new MnZn-based PC200 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.

November 21, 2017

Ferrites: Distributed air gaps enable a 70 percent reduction in additional copper losses

TDK Corporation presents the world's first ferrite cores that enable additional copper losses to be reduced by up to 70 percent. The core design using distributed air gaps permits higher operating frequencies and smaller inductive components to be used in power supply systems. 

November 7, 2017

Voltage protection devices: Compact high reliability chip varistors for automotive

TDK Corporation announced the expansion of its lineup of chip varistors for automotive applications. The AVRH series offers a maximum operating voltage of 19 V to 70 V and a capacitance ranging from 4.7 to 50 pF. The miniature voltage protection device is available in IEC case 1005 (EIA 0402) with compact dimensions of just 1.0 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm.

October 19, 2017

Film capacitors: Motor run capacitors for 100 °C

TDK Corporation presents the new B32355C* series of EPCOS MotorCap motor run capacitors, which are designed for a high continuous operating temperature of 100 °C. They are based on a metalized polypropylene film, feature self-healing properties, and conform to Safety Class S3 as specified in IEC 60252-1.