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Products & Technologies
Jun. 2022
[Product Overview]
The TDK Robokit1 combines sensors, processors, and actuators on a single board, making it an ideal robotics platform for quick prototyping and development. RoboKit1 integrates key product offerings such as 6-axis IMU, industrial IMU modules, capacitive barometric pressure sensor, digital I²S microphone, temp sensor, ultrasonic Time of Flight (ToF) sensors, magnetometer, and motor controller on a single PCB.
It also comes equipped with ARM® Cortex®-M7, multiple interfaces, and is compatible with multiple processor platforms such as Raspberry Pi and ASUS Tinker Board. RoboKit1 is not just another dev board—it is the comprehensive TDK solution showcase!
The TDK Robokit1 combines sensors, processors, and actuators on a single board, making it an ideal robotics platform for quick prototyping and development. RoboKit1 integrates key product offerings such as 6-axis IMU, industrial IMU modules, capacitive barometric pressure sensor, digital I²S microphone, temp sensor, ultrasonic Time of Flight (ToF) sensors, magnetometer, and motor controller on a single PCB.
It also comes equipped with ARM® Cortex®-M7, multiple interfaces, and is compatible with multiple processor platforms such as Raspberry Pi and ASUS Tinker Board. RoboKit1 is not just another dev board—it is the comprehensive TDK solution showcase!
Products & Technologies
Jun. 2022
[Product Training Module]
The electrification of automobiles is advancing toward autonomous driving, and accordingly noise countermeasures in automobiles become increasingly important. This time, we will introduce an automotive noise suppression filter MHF/MDF series that has unique features as compared to general chip beads.
The MHF series achieves a high impedance in the MF and HF bands ranging from 300 kHz to 30 MHz used in radios, etc., and has an excellent noise suppression effect. Furthermore, the MDF series is a product with excellent DC bias characteristics of impedance so that an excellent noise suppression effect can be obtained even when used in a power supply line.
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The electrification of automobiles is advancing toward autonomous driving, and accordingly noise countermeasures in automobiles become increasingly important. This time, we will introduce an automotive noise suppression filter MHF/MDF series that has unique features as compared to general chip beads.
The MHF series achieves a high impedance in the MF and HF bands ranging from 300 kHz to 30 MHz used in radios, etc., and has an excellent noise suppression effect. Furthermore, the MDF series is a product with excellent DC bias characteristics of impedance so that an excellent noise suppression effect can be obtained even when used in a power supply line.
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Products & Technologies
Apr. 2022
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) presents a new series of EPCOS MKP-Y2 capacitors for interference suppression. In contrast to conventional models designed for a maximum operating temperature of 110 °C, the new capacitors offer a maximum permissible operating temperature of 125 °C. The B3202*H/J series’ capacitance ranges from 1 nF to 1 µF with a maximum rated voltage of 300 V AC. The capacitors are certified according to IEC 60384-14:2013/AMD1:2016 and approved according to AEC-Q200D, UL, and EN. Depending on the capacitance, the products are available in lead spacing of 10 mm (B32021H/J*), 15 mm (B32022H/J*), 22.5 mm (B32023H/J*), and 27.5 mm (B32024H/J*) and 37.5 mm (B32026H/J). The housing, for example potting material, corresponds to UL94V-0.
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) presents a new series of EPCOS MKP-Y2 capacitors for interference suppression. In contrast to conventional models designed for a maximum operating temperature of 110 °C, the new capacitors offer a maximum permissible operating temperature of 125 °C. The B3202*H/J series’ capacitance ranges from 1 nF to 1 µF with a maximum rated voltage of 300 V AC. The capacitors are certified according to IEC 60384-14:2013/AMD1:2016 and approved according to AEC-Q200D, UL, and EN. Depending on the capacitance, the products are available in lead spacing of 10 mm (B32021H/J*), 15 mm (B32022H/J*), 22.5 mm (B32023H/J*), and 27.5 mm (B32024H/J*) and 37.5 mm (B32026H/J). The housing, for example potting material, corresponds to UL94V-0.
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.