The building blocks for your design

From power conversion for motors and drives in industrial applications to smart metering in building automation, passive components are an important part of any electronic system design. The requirements of the application can affect component selection process, but with so many options available from different manufacturers, where do you start when designing in passive technologies?

As one of the world's leading suppliers of passive components, TDK has a comprehensive portfolio of products for a wide range of applications. Our product specialists have worked closely with TDK's engineering team to develop a series of interactive design tools dedicated to key applications in today's market. Each tool explores circuit design and passive component selection within the application, providing design solutions and easy access to datasheets and technical information. 

We are constantly working with TDK to develop new tools for the breadth of applications. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when the next tool is released. If you have a question about a specific application or you would like to discuss your design requirements in more detail click the Ask an Expert button to contact our pan-European team of field sales engineers and product specialists in your local language.

Explore the tools currently available below.

Inverters and drives

Drive circuits are comprised of several common stages, each of which requires careful design to meet safety and efficiency goals. At each stage of a drive circuit, passive components perform a crucial role in filtering, protection and conversion. 

Our interactive tool will help you navigate our comprehensive portfolio of TDK and EPCOS components for inverters and drives. Use the tool to explore the individual stages of a drive circuit and identify the most suitable products for your design, with easy access to datasheets and technical information.

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LED drivers

Similar to drives for industrial motors, LED driver circuits comprise common stages which require passive components to carry out filtering, protection, and conversion functions in order to meet safety and efficiency requirements.

Avnet Abacus stocks a wide range of TDK and EPCOS products suited to LED driver applications. Using a basic reference design, this tool breaks down the individual stages of an LED driver circuit to help you identify the most suitable products for your design, with easy access to datasheets and technical information.

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