Tech Library
Applications & Cases
Jan. 2023
[Application Note]
While smartphones, TWS, and other mobile devices are becoming smaller and more sophisticated, devices and ICs are becoming more vulnerable to electrostatic discharge (ESD), surges, and other types of immunity. These mobile devices are increasingly being hand-held, operated, and worn. Therefore, ESD countermeasures are needed more than ever, while ESD protection components are also increasingly being used to prevent ESD. TDK offers a lineup of chip varistors as components that can protect circuits from ESD. Lastly, using actual devices, this article presents examples of ESD countermeasures using chip varistors for actual failures that occur when ESD enters a device.
While smartphones, TWS, and other mobile devices are becoming smaller and more sophisticated, devices and ICs are becoming more vulnerable to electrostatic discharge (ESD), surges, and other types of immunity. These mobile devices are increasingly being hand-held, operated, and worn. Therefore, ESD countermeasures are needed more than ever, while ESD protection components are also increasingly being used to prevent ESD. TDK offers a lineup of chip varistors as components that can protect circuits from ESD. Lastly, using actual devices, this article presents examples of ESD countermeasures using chip varistors for actual failures that occur when ESD enters a device.
Applications & Cases
Aug. 2022
[Application Note]
Service robots play an increasingly vital role in society, from transportation and warehouse logistics to home entertainment and security. Regardless of their application, they need to sense changes in their surroundings in real-time to ensure safety while providing a positive user experience. To illustrate how various sensor technologies from TDK’s SmartSensor family can be applied in service robots, this article focuses on a robotic vacuum cleaner (RVC).
Early versions of robotic vacuums had very little intelligence, randomly bumping their way around the home and sometimes missing areas as they did not know where they had been. Often, they would unwittingly become trapped or run out of charge mid-sweep. And, as their dust box is comparatively small to a regular vacuum cleaner, if full, they could be sweeping but not collecting anything up. Over the years, with the innovative use of sensors and motor controllers, vacuum cleaning robots have become much smarter, overcoming these issues.
Service robots play an increasingly vital role in society, from transportation and warehouse logistics to home entertainment and security. Regardless of their application, they need to sense changes in their surroundings in real-time to ensure safety while providing a positive user experience. To illustrate how various sensor technologies from TDK’s SmartSensor family can be applied in service robots, this article focuses on a robotic vacuum cleaner (RVC).
Early versions of robotic vacuums had very little intelligence, randomly bumping their way around the home and sometimes missing areas as they did not know where they had been. Often, they would unwittingly become trapped or run out of charge mid-sweep. And, as their dust box is comparatively small to a regular vacuum cleaner, if full, they could be sweeping but not collecting anything up. Over the years, with the innovative use of sensors and motor controllers, vacuum cleaning robots have become much smarter, overcoming these issues.
Applications & Cases
Nov. 2021
[Application Note]
Die transparente und leitfähige Folie von TDK (FleClear®) mit einer Silber [Ag]-Legierung ist ein vielseitiges Material mit zahlreichen Einsatzmöglichkeiten. Um die gewünschten Anwendungen adäquat ausführen zu können, ist es für viele dieser Einsätze notwendig, einen direkten elektrischen Kontakt mit der leitfähigen und widerstandsarmen Oberfläche der Folie herzustellen. Die folgende Application Note gibt Ihnen einen Überblick über FleClear® und enthält eine Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung zum Anbringen einer Metallelektrode sowie eine Liste der benötigten Ausrüstung und der empfohlenen Materialien, um Kupfer-Sammelschienen an der leitfähigen Oberfläche anzubringen. Darüber hinaus werden auch relevante Lieferanten und die entsprechenden Nummern aufgelistet.
Die transparente und leitfähige Folie von TDK (FleClear®) mit einer Silber [Ag]-Legierung ist ein vielseitiges Material mit zahlreichen Einsatzmöglichkeiten. Um die gewünschten Anwendungen adäquat ausführen zu können, ist es für viele dieser Einsätze notwendig, einen direkten elektrischen Kontakt mit der leitfähigen und widerstandsarmen Oberfläche der Folie herzustellen. Die folgende Application Note gibt Ihnen einen Überblick über FleClear® und enthält eine Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung zum Anbringen einer Metallelektrode sowie eine Liste der benötigten Ausrüstung und der empfohlenen Materialien, um Kupfer-Sammelschienen an der leitfähigen Oberfläche anzubringen. Darüber hinaus werden auch relevante Lieferanten und die entsprechenden Nummern aufgelistet.