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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 2018
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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 2018
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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. 

April 2018
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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 2018
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Pressure sensors

Media-resistant pressure sensors for aggressive fuel line environments

Based on an innovative sensor platform for high accuracy pressure sensing applications, TDK has developed robust fuel pressure sensors that are resistant to the growing number of fuels and help carmakers to conform with new emission legislation.

March 2018
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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 2018
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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 2018
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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 2018
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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. 

March 2018
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Ferrites

Significantly more efficient with improved materials and geometries

Apart from miniaturization, improved efficiency is the most important development goal in the design of power supply units. And ferrite cores are the decisive factor for efficiency. TDK has developed a new ferrite material and improved geometries for the core designs.

February 2018
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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 2018
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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. The components feature a compact SMD package with dimensions of 4.5 mm x 3.2 mm x 2.9 mm.

February 2018
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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 2018
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PowerHap™ piezo actuators with haptic feedback

New dimensions in performance

The innovative PowerHap™ piezo actuator with haptic feedback and integrated sensor functionality is now available in three compact types – 2.5G, 7G and 15G – which can achieve an very high acceleration of 2.5 g, 7 g and 15 g, respectively, under a load of 100 grams. 

January 2018
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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 2017
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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 2017
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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 2017
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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 2017
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Film capacitors

Compact 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 2017
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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. 

October 2017