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. 

October 10, 2017

Pressure sensors: Miniaturized sensor dies for automotive and IoT applications

TDK Corporation presents new miniaturized EPCOS MEMS pressure sensor dies. The automotive versions of the C33 series boast dimensions of just 1 mm x 1 mm x 0.4 mm, making them one of the smallest of their kind. The low-profile C39 type, with dimensions of 0.65 mm x 0.65 mm x 0.24 mm is especially suitable for IoT and consumer applications. 

September 18, 2017

2017 TDK Sensors Developers Conference

TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary InvenSense, a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, is hosting the 2017 TDK Sensors Developers Conference (SDC) under the theme, “World of Sensors.” As one of the world’s largest MEMS and sensors developers’ conferences, the SDC will introduce new sensor technologies and solutions from the TDK Group, including TDK, EPCOS, ICsense, InvenSense, Micronas and Tronics products. The SDC will take place on October 23-24, 2017 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California.  

September 7, 2017

EMC components: Current-compensated ring-core chokes for home appliances

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS ring-core double chokes. The new B82721K2*U* series of RoHS-compatible power line chokes have been developed in particular for use in home appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, refrigerators and heating control units. 

August 31, 2017

Film capacitors: Robust MKP types for AC applications

TDK Corporation presents a series of robust EPCOS MKP film capacitors (B3275*) that are optimized for use with AC voltages with high ripple currents. The new types are available for rated voltages of 250 VRMS, 275 VRMS and 310 VRMS and cover a capacitance range from 1 µF to 70 µF. 

August 29, 2017

EMC components: High-impedance chip beads with lowest DC resistance

TDK Corporation announced the development of the MMZ0402EUC series of chip beads, with the lowest DC resistance for a chip bead its size. The two new types with their respective impedance values of 150 Ω and 180 Ω at 100 MHz, feature DC resistance values of only 0.62 Ω and 0.69 Ω. 

August 8, 2017

Overvoltage protection: Varistors with increased permissible operating temperature

TDK Corporation presents leaded EPCOS metal oxide disk varistors, which have now been approved for an increased operating temperature of 105 °C (previously 85 °C). The reason for this is the recertification of the B722* series of varistors in accordance with UL 1449, 4th Edition, and IEC 61051. 

July 18, 2017

Current protection devices: Extended range of PTC inrush current limiters

TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS PTC-based inrush current limiters. The four new versions of the B5921*J0130A020 series with plastic housing are designed for voltages from 280 V AC to 560 V AC. The B594* and B597* series of leaded disk components offer rated voltages of between 260 V AC and 560 V AC. 

July 11, 2017

Film capacitors: Extended range of power capacitors

TDK Corporation has significantly extended its range of EPCOS single-phase power capacitors for industrial electronics. The capacitors of series B32370* through B32374* are designed for rated AC voltages of between 250 VRMS and 600 VRMS.

June 29, 2017

Inductors: Robust 3D transponder coils with high sensitivity for automotive

TDK Corporation presents a new series of 3D transponder coils for passive entry passive start (PEPS) and other access systems. Measuring just 11.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 3.6 mm, the B82453C*A* series features six types of 3D transponder coils that offer sensitivity levels from 45 mV/µT to 83 mV/µT.