August 7, 2018
EMC components: Multilayer chip beads with high rated currents
TDK Corporation has developed the new MPZ0603-H series of multilayer chip beads for power lines in an IEC 0603 package (EIA 0201) that feature twice the rated current and about half the DC resistance of the existing MPZ0603-C series.
July 24, 2018
EMC components: Current-compensated ring core chokes for 800 V DC
TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS current-compensated ring core power line double chokes. The RoHS-compatible B82724J8*N040 series features a high rated voltage of 800 V DC or 250 V AC in continuous operation and was developed specifically for use as DC link chokes in frequency converters.
July 17, 2018
Film capacitors: Robust 3-phase filter capacitors
TDK Corporation presents the new, extensive B3237* series of EPCOS MKD 3-phase capacitors for filter applications. The capacitors cover a voltage range from 250 VRMS to 850 VRMS in 10 stages and are available with capacitances of between 3 x 10 µF and 3 x 400 µF.
June 22, 2018
Outstanding performance: TDK honors its distribution partners in Europe
TDK Europe has once again honored its best distribution partners for TDK and EPCOS components. The TDK European Distribution Award 2017 was presented in the three categories of international volume distribution, high-service distribution and local distribution.
June 19, 2018
TDK named a Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator
TDK Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). This is the fourth time TDK has been named to the prestigious list.
June 12, 2018
Magnetic sensors: TMR angle sensor in a TO-6 package for PCB-less applications
TDK Corporation is expanding its portfolio of TMR angle sensors with the TAD2140 type in a TO-6 package for automotive and industrial applications. The new sensor provides an innovative system-in-package solution for PCB-less applications.
June 5, 2018
Film capacitors: Compact and robust AC filter capacitors
TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS MKP AC capacitors for filter applications. The components of the B33331V* series are designed for a rated voltage of 460 VRMS, corresponding to a peak voltage of 650 V, and cover a capacitance range from 2 µF to 50 µF.
May 29, 2018
EMC filters: Compact, high-performance 3-line EMC filters
TDK Corporation is expanding the B84243* series of EPCOS 3-line EMC filters to include 10 new types for currents of up to 280 A. All 18 types in the series are designed for a rated voltage of 530 V AC.
May 15, 2018
Film capacitors: Range of rugged DC link capacitors extended
TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications. The B3277*H series now provides types for particularly harsh environmental conditions.
May 9, 2018
TDK to acquire Faraday Semi LLC to bolster power solutions
TDK Corporation announced that today the company signed an acquisition agreement with Faraday Semi LLC, a U.S.-based venture-backed company engaged in the design of advanced power semiconductor ICs. The deal will make Faraday Semi a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK.
May 8, 2018
High-voltage contactors: Portfolio extended for high current capabilities up to 500 A
TDK Corporation has extended its HVC series of high-voltage contactors with the new HVC300 and HVC500 types with current capabilities of 300 A and 500 A, respectively. The new contactors can switch high voltages of up to 900 V DC, while types for 1200 V DC are available on request.
April 27, 2018
TDK subsidiary EPCOS acquires majority stake in Relyon Plasma
TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary EPCOS AG has acquired a majority share of 50.2 percent in Relyon Plasma GmbH, one of the leading plasma technology companies in Europe.
April 26, 2018
Overvoltage protection: New data book for SIOV metal oxide varistors
TDK Corporation presents the fully revised data book for EPCOS SIOV metal oxide varistors for overvoltage protection. In addition to the extended portfolio of leaded disk varistors, the data book contains the new SNF types with an extended temperature range.
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.