Whether for smartphones, vehicles, industrial controls, home appliances or gaming consoles – the future belongs to piezo-based solutions with haptic feedback. TDK offers a unique portfolio of products that are suitable for every imaginable haptic application.
Surface treatment is indispensable for the secure bonding of plastic parts. Activation with cold plasma is an equally simple yet elegant solution. Relyon Plasma, a subsidiary of TDK Electronics, offers the piezobrush® PZ2 – a handy plasma source based on the TDK CeraPlas™ piezo plasma generator.
The individual components in variable-speed drives cause earth leakage currents that cumulatively result in the tripping of the RCD. By using the upgraded EPCOS LeaXield™ active leakage current filter, these earth leakage currents be drastically reduced.
Industry 4.0 is being shaped by the continuing rise in the degree of automation, by the digitalization that includes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and by high levels of energy efficiency. In this respect, TDK presents a wide range of innovative EPCOS and TDK key components.
The car of tomorrow is unthinkable without innovative electronics. Correspondingly, there is a vast range of new TDK and EPCOS components, both for conventional vehicle technology and for e-mobility.
From simple gadgets to complex devices for the industrial IoT – they all require compact, reliable and extremely safe power supplies. CeraCharge™, the world’s first rechargeable solid-state SMD battery, is a new technology that meets all these demands.
High-power loads are a major stress factor when fuses and components are switched on, as they cause very high currents to flow. To avoid this, TDK offers ceramic EPCOS inrush current limiters, based on NTC and PTC thermistors – a strong duo when used in combination.
Cutting-edge active power conditioning solutions based on the EPCOS PQSine S series of active harmonic filters help skyscrapers and large commercial buildings eliminate potential power quality issues.
The printed circuit board has long since been more than just a carrier material and redistribution layer for components. A growing number of functions are now being embedded directly into the circuit board. With CeraPad™, TDK has now succeeded in developing an ultra-thin ceramic substrate with integrated ESD protection, specifically for LEDs.
A growing number of physical properties must be detected and measured by an increasing number of sensors with ever greater precision. Across all industries, the demand for sensor technologies is rising accordingly. TDK offers a wide range of innovative solutions.
TDK has joined forces with Infineon Technologies to develop a design for xEV inverters that achieves a very high efficiency of over 98 percent over a power range of 10 kW to 150 kW. This success has been achieved by matching of the Infineon IGBT module and the EPCOS and TDK passive components.
Smart building and smart home applications such as intelligent thermostats, access controls and burglar alarms are becoming more widely established as a standard in building management. Of these applications, fire alarm systems are especially important, because people's lives and property depend on them. TDK offers a series of EPCOS components that are crucial to the reliability of fire alarm systems. Particular importance is attached to solutions for overvoltage protection.
Some attractive advantages are offered by 48-volt technology for vehicles: It helps to reduce overall fuel consumption, reduces the environmental impact and can even improve engine performance. The central component for this technology is a powerful buck-boost converter, for which TDK offers the key passive components.
At high temperatures and currents PTC thermistors offer reliable protection as inrush current limiters (ICLs) in power supplies - even in case of short circuits.
TDK's portfolio of EPCOS PTC thermistors features a series that is particularly suited for the thermal management of IT equipment. This Superior Series is available for various response temperatures.
Power semiconductors are the workhorses of the electronics world. Their thermal management is crucial to the operational reliability and service life of the components. For this purpose, TDK offers a wide range of EPCOS NTC and PTC thermistors that enable reliable temperature monitoring.
EMC problems in frequency converters occur not only at the input, but also at the output. To ensure reliable elimination of any kind of interference at the output as well, TDK offers a wide range of EPCOS filters and reactors.
Infineon Technologies has joined forces with TDK to develop an integrated solution for inverters to be used in e-mobility powertrains and industrial applications. The design enables developers to test and implement drive concepts quickly and easily.
A new traction inverter developed by Scienlab electronic systems features a compact and lightweight design with a high power density. It can be adapted flexibly to a wide spectrum of needs and is well-suited for use in a growing range of electric vehicles. The new inverter was made possible by the use of CeraLink™ capacitors in the DC link.
Designs based on capacitive topologies are particularly suitable for power supplies in the milliwatt range. They are simple, compact and economical. In addition to the capacitors – and therefore the key components – TDK offers almost all the other passive components for these designs.