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Film capacitors

Snubber series with more terminal configurations and higher capacitance values

TDK Corporation has significantly extended its range of EPCOS snubber film capacitors: A total of 17 different terminal configurations are now available, enabling them to protect an even broader spectrum of IGBT modules against voltage peaks.

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Power modules

Ultra-compact µDC-DC converters

TDK Corporation presents a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters. One 6-MHz power switch is embedded in the miniature PCB. The integrated power module saves up to 35 percent space compared with conventional discrete solutions.

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Protection components for LED lighting systems

All-round ESD and heat protection

LED lighting systems require ESD and overtemperature protection if they are to live up to their potential in terms of lifetime, maintenance costs and reliability. EPCOS protection components provide effective and cost-efficient protection for the LED arrays, their power supplies and control circuits.

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Products & Technologies

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Inductors

Rugged power inductors for automotive electronics applications

TDK Corporation has developed a new series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics. The CLF6045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a wide temperature range from -55 °C to +150 °C and offer rated inductance values from 1.0 μH to 470 μH (E6 series).

December 2014

Applications & Cases

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Reference design for space-saving ultrasonic distance measurement systems

Keep your distance!

ELMOS Semiconductor has developed a reference design for a compact ultrasonic parking assistant jointly with TDK. In addition to the ELMOS chipset, an EPCOS transformer of the EP6 series assures that the ultrasonic signal is matched to the impedance of the transducer.

November 2014

Tools & Services

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Design tools

New browser-based AlCap and FilmCap tools

Powerful design tools for EPCOS aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors now enable users to calculate the useful life for selected capacitor types under assumed operating conditions.

November 2014

Company & Trends

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Plant in Szombathely

Growth with automotive electronics

The plant in Hungary is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since 1994, Szombathely has emerged as a highly competitive development and production center, especially for electronic components for automotive and industrial electronics applications. Now, the plant is set for further substantial expansion.

November 2014