Posts Tagged: TDK

Churning out EVs: TDK has built a fully automated manufacturing line for its DC link capacitors

Raw materials in one end, pallets full of power film capacitors out the other For companies that produce products used for electric power conversion, EVs represent a huge new market, potentially much bigger than any other existing industry. Those who have realized the potential and invested early are now positioning themselves as leaders in automotive… Read more »

TDK introduces magnetic sensor with 3D and angular output capabilities

Magnetic sensors have several automotive applications, including determining the positions of clutch pedals, engine strokes, and valves. However, their use has been limited to linear position measurements. The current standard, Hall sensors, can only detect changes in the magnetic field perpendicular to its chip. TDK Corporation has introduced the new HAR 379x sensor, which uses its… Read more »

TDK creates durable DC link capacitors, extends capacitance and voltage ranges

TDK has improved its DC link EPSCOS film capacitors, which can now handle a variety of worst-case-scenario environmental conditions. Besides being a mouthful, the B3277*H series can operate at temperatures as high as 105° C with voltage ranges of 450 VDC-1,100 VDC and capacitance values of 1.5 µF-120 µF. These capacitors are designed for use with DC… Read more »

TDK and Toshiba establish joint venture for automotive inverters

Japanese conglomerates TDK and Toshiba have agreed to establish a joint venture to manufacture automotive inverters for hybrids, PHEVs and EVs. With an eye on the global trend toward stricter emissions regulations, TDK is strengthening its energy unit business, which centers on power conversion hardware, and the controlling software, for electrified vehicles. TDK’s line-up includes… Read more »

Infineon and TDK partner to help developers design inverters quickly

Infineon Technologies has joined forces with TDK to develop an integrated solution for inverters to be used in e-mobility powertrains. The idea is to enable developers to test and implement drive concepts quickly and easily. To create an inverter that’s optimized for automotive applications, Infineon and TDK redeveloped the key components and matched them perfectly… Read more »