Tech Library
Products & Technologies
Apr. 2022
[White Paper]
TDK Flexields are thin, flexible magnetic sheets [shields] that have numerous applications within the electronics industry. For NFC shield applications, the magnetic parameters’ behavior over frequency greatly differs in importance than for other uses. This White Paper will explain key material characteristics quantified through figures of merit, which gives the designer a better understanding of how they impact read range performance and are supported by actual testing results. Additionally, a step-by-step check list is provided to ensure the designer considers all relevant system factors when doing their magnetic shield selection process.
TDK Flexields are thin, flexible magnetic sheets [shields] that have numerous applications within the electronics industry. For NFC shield applications, the magnetic parameters’ behavior over frequency greatly differs in importance than for other uses. This White Paper will explain key material characteristics quantified through figures of merit, which gives the designer a better understanding of how they impact read range performance and are supported by actual testing results. Additionally, a step-by-step check list is provided to ensure the designer considers all relevant system factors when doing their magnetic shield selection process.
Products & Technologies
Mar. 2022
[Product Overview]
TDK InvenSense’s barometric pressure sensors use an innovative capacitive MEMS architecture to deliver lower power consumption and lower noise than competing technologies. The SmartPressure products can measure height change below 5 cm, less than the height of a single stair step.
With its industry-leading measurement accuracy and ultra-low power operation for always-on applications, the SmartPressure product family is best suited for smart phones, tablets, wearables, drones, and many other devices to determine accurate location of E911 calls, track changes in elevation for activity monitoring, support indoor or 3D navigation, and other motion- or position-based services. Home appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, water and gas meters can use the pressure sensors to monitor air flow or water level.
The SmartPressure product family includes support for waterproofing to 10 ATM.
A Development Kit is available for each product family for easy evaluation.
TDK InvenSense’s barometric pressure sensors use an innovative capacitive MEMS architecture to deliver lower power consumption and lower noise than competing technologies. The SmartPressure products can measure height change below 5 cm, less than the height of a single stair step.
With its industry-leading measurement accuracy and ultra-low power operation for always-on applications, the SmartPressure product family is best suited for smart phones, tablets, wearables, drones, and many other devices to determine accurate location of E911 calls, track changes in elevation for activity monitoring, support indoor or 3D navigation, and other motion- or position-based services. Home appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, water and gas meters can use the pressure sensors to monitor air flow or water level.
The SmartPressure product family includes support for waterproofing to 10 ATM.
A Development Kit is available for each product family for easy evaluation.
Products & Technologies
Mar. 2022
TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) introduces the new PCM120T series of shielded SMT power inductors, optimized for high saturation currents and low DC resistances. The PCM120T product family includes 14 inductance values between 0.4 μH and 10 μH, whereby saturation currents of up to 80 A are reached depending on the L value. Optimal saturation properties are achieved through the use of an iron alloy core. Flat wire windings are used to keep losses as low as possible. This results in low ohmic resistance values (RDC) of 0.72 mΩ (0.4 μH) to 9 mΩ (10 μH). The new inductors have an outstanding EMC performance due to closed housing made of ferrite material without an external gap. They are ideal for automatic solder joint inspection (AOI) and achieve a coplanarity of <0.1 mm due to their lead frame structure. The product’s metal cores provide resistance against high voltage pulses in accordance with ISO7636. The components’ dimensions are 12.7 x 15.8 x 11.5 mm (W x L x H). The powerful RoHS-compatible inductors are designed for a wide temperature range from -55 °C to +165 °C and are certified according to AEC-Q200.
TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) introduces the new PCM120T series of shielded SMT power inductors, optimized for high saturation currents and low DC resistances. The PCM120T product family includes 14 inductance values between 0.4 μH and 10 μH, whereby saturation currents of up to 80 A are reached depending on the L value. Optimal saturation properties are achieved through the use of an iron alloy core. Flat wire windings are used to keep losses as low as possible. This results in low ohmic resistance values (RDC) of 0.72 mΩ (0.4 μH) to 9 mΩ (10 μH). The new inductors have an outstanding EMC performance due to closed housing made of ferrite material without an external gap. They are ideal for automatic solder joint inspection (AOI) and achieve a coplanarity of <0.1 mm due to their lead frame structure. The product’s metal cores provide resistance against high voltage pulses in accordance with ISO7636. The components’ dimensions are 12.7 x 15.8 x 11.5 mm (W x L x H). The powerful RoHS-compatible inductors are designed for a wide temperature range from -55 °C to +165 °C and are certified according to AEC-Q200.
Products & Technologies
Mar. 2022
[Product Overview]
In industrial applications such as precision agriculture, high precision GNSS modules, construction machinery, robots, and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), motion sensor data has become critical in enabling automation, improving efficiency, and monitoring conditions. TDK’s SmartIndustrial™ portfolio of 6-axis IMU modules, IIM-46234 and IIM-46230, delivers the precise motion, and inclination measurements that these applications required. These modules offer the ability to take precise measurements in harsh environments with vibration and wide temperature variations.
TDK’s broad portfolio of Industrial Motion Sensing solutions offers customers a range of performance and cost choices, enabling a wide variety of Industrial navigation, stabilization, and monitoring applications.
By combining its innovative MEMS Motion Sensor technologies with its expertise of Industrial applications, TDK offers unique capabilities such as Fault-tolerant motion sensing solution.
In industrial applications such as precision agriculture, high precision GNSS modules, construction machinery, robots, and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), motion sensor data has become critical in enabling automation, improving efficiency, and monitoring conditions. TDK’s SmartIndustrial™ portfolio of 6-axis IMU modules, IIM-46234 and IIM-46230, delivers the precise motion, and inclination measurements that these applications required. These modules offer the ability to take precise measurements in harsh environments with vibration and wide temperature variations.
TDK’s broad portfolio of Industrial Motion Sensing solutions offers customers a range of performance and cost choices, enabling a wide variety of Industrial navigation, stabilization, and monitoring applications.
By combining its innovative MEMS Motion Sensor technologies with its expertise of Industrial applications, TDK offers unique capabilities such as Fault-tolerant motion sensing solution.
Products & Technologies
Feb. 2022
[Product Overview]
The high precision of piezoresistive pressure sensors and their possible customization to specific requirements allow their versatile use in a wide range of applications.
Pressure sensors supply measured data for industrial equipment and systems in order to control and diagnose hydraulically or pneumatically operated machines, for instance. This makes them key components in measurement and control technology.
The portfolio of pressure sensors has been developed with a strong focus on increased sensitivity and high performance with long-term stability. In addition, particular attention is paid to specific features for media resistance and ease of processing.
The high precision of piezoresistive pressure sensors and their possible customization to specific requirements allow their versatile use in a wide range of applications.
Pressure sensors supply measured data for industrial equipment and systems in order to control and diagnose hydraulically or pneumatically operated machines, for instance. This makes them key components in measurement and control technology.
The portfolio of pressure sensors has been developed with a strong focus on increased sensitivity and high performance with long-term stability. In addition, particular attention is paid to specific features for media resistance and ease of processing.