The methods of use of automobiles will change substantially in the future including autonomous driving and car sharing services, and the human machine interface (HMI) between drivers and their cars will also completely change. The automobile industry is developing the digital cockpit in pursuit of an HMI that will provide safety and reassurance while freeing drivers from the burdens of driving and allow time to be used meaningfully and in comfort. Below is an introduction to TDK product and technologies that enhance the value of the digital cockpit with the aim of achieving an HMI that ensures and enhance safety and reassurance through the driver's senses.
Whether for smartphones, vehicles, industrial controls, home appliances or gaming consoles – the future belongs to piezo-based solutions with haptic feedback. TDK offers a unique portfolio of products that are suitable for every imaginable haptic application.
TDK’s High-Voltage Contactor (HVC) Series is designed to meet the demands of high-voltage and high-current DC applications, especially for the disconnection for high-voltage lithium ion batteries. The hermetically sealed and gas-filled design is based on more than 80 years of experience with gas tube technology. The HVC series can be used in a wide range of applications where fast and reliable disconnection of high DC voltages is required.
Surface treatment is indispensable for the secure bonding of plastic parts. Activation with cold plasma is an equally simple yet elegant solution. Relyon Plasma, a subsidiary of TDK Electronics, offers the piezobrush® PZ2 – a handy plasma source based on the TDK CeraPlas™ piezo plasma generator.
TDK Corporation presents two evaluation kits that provide an initial impression of the varied possibilities of haptic feedback that can be realized with PowerHap™ piezo actuators.
TDK Corporation has extended its portfolio of PowerHap™ piezo actuators for haptic feedback with the new miniature rectangular 0904H014V060 and 1204H018V060 actuators. They have dimensions of only 9 x 3.75 x 1.4 mm and 12 x 4 x 1.8 mm, respectively.
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The innovative PowerHap™ piezo actuator with haptic feedback and integrated sensor functionality is now available in three compact types – 0909H011V060, 1313H018V120 and 2626H023V120 – which can achieve an very high acceleration of 2.5 g, 7 g and 35 g, respectively, under a load of 100 grams.
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.
TDK Corporation presents CeraPlas™ HF, a compact cold plasma generator element that is based on a PZT (lead zirconate titanate) ceramic and packaged in a plastic housing. CeraPlas HF measures in at just 47.3 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm and its leads are suitable for soldering.