Posts Tagged: TDK

How to select high-performance magnetics for EV applications

Advanced, high-performance magnetics are crucial components in the electromobility industry. Properly selected magnetics can help to improve efficiencies, provide lower losses and reduce operating temperatures to increase overall system and vehicle performance. Other magnetics are critical for managing EMC, gate drivers and general circuit management. Rapid development based on platform designs utilizing high-performance magnetic materials… Read more »

How to choose the right aluminum electrolytic capacitor for EV DC-link applications

Aluminum and hybrid polymer electrolytic capacitors have become an important part of most high-efficient electrical designs for xEV DC-link applications. These capacitor solutions have high ripple current capability and compactness helping to optimize the mechanical options required to develop DC/DC converters with higher performance. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering… Read more »

TDK invests in Germany electric VTOL company AutoFlightX

TDK Ventures has dipped into its $50-million corporate venture capital fund to invest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company AutoFlightX. With their ability to navigate dangerous or hard-to-reach environments, eVTOL vehicles can help eliminate human risk in mining inspections, or deliver payloads of supplies and medicine in emergency response scenarios. AutoFlightX says it… Read more »

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 »