As electronic devices become more advanced, the power supply voltage of LSIs used in them is lowered, so their power consumption can be reduced and their speed increased. However, a decrease in the power supply voltage also causes the requirements regarding voltage fluctuations to become more severe, creating a need for high-performance DC-DC converters to fulfill these characteristic requirements, and power inductors are important components that greatly affect their performance. TDK has a widely varied lineup of power inductor products, and this article describes and explains effective methods for using power inductors, and key points for selecting them, according to the required characteristics of DC-DC converters.
The individual components in variable-speed drives cause earth leakage currents that cumulatively result in the tripping of the RCD. By using the upgraded EPCOS LeaXield™ active leakage current filter, these earth leakage currents be drastically reduced.
Class-D amplifiers, which are used in devices such as smartphones and audio equipment, have the advantages of being compact and highly efficient, but crucially require countermeasures against noise generated by their high-speed switching. TDK has an extensive lineup of products which can provide effective noise countermeasures while ensuring high sound quality and without affecting signals. This article describes the applications and effectiveness of these products in speaker lines for various devices which use Class-D amplifiers.
Industry 4.0 is being shaped by the continuing rise in the degree of automation, by the digitalization that includes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and by high levels of energy efficiency. In this respect, TDK presents a wide range of innovative EPCOS and TDK key components.
The car of tomorrow is unthinkable without innovative electronics. Correspondingly, there is a vast range of new TDK and EPCOS components, both for conventional vehicle technology and for e-mobility.
From simple gadgets to complex devices for the industrial IoT – they all require compact, reliable and extremely safe power supplies. CeraCharge™, the world’s first rechargeable solid-state SMD battery, is a new technology that meets all these demands.
High-power loads are a major stress factor when fuses and components are switched on, as they cause very high currents to flow. To avoid this, TDK offers ceramic EPCOS inrush current limiters, based on NTC and PTC thermistors – a strong duo when used in combination.
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TDK has an extensive lineup of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors available. This article describes various example applications of these products, used for ICL (inrush current limiting) purposes to easily and effectively suppress inrush current.
When power is first applied to electronic devices such as switching power supplies and inverters, an instantaneous current with an abnormally high peak will flow through them.
This is known as “inrush current” and if not addressed, can lead to problems such as semiconductor element failure or reduced service life of smoothing capacitors. However, our inrush current limiting NTC thermistors can provide protection against this phenomenon to prevent such undesirable effects.
One of the properties of PTC thermistors is that when an excessively large current flows, they generate heat by themselves and become highly resistive. With this property, they are used as overcurrent protection devices. This article describes applications for inrush current limiting, overcurrent protection and telecom application.