Miniaturized MLCCs are 60% Smaller than Previous Versions
TDK-EPC Corporation, (EPCOS) a group company of TDK Corporation, presents a new series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) with C0G temperature characteristics and a rated voltage of 50 V. The series of TDK MLCCs are 60% or one size smaller than existing products with the same capacitance. With three times the capacitance (As of 1/ 2010 (TDK-EPC investigations) of existing TDK MLCCs, the new products will have the world?s highest capacitance in the 50 V rated voltage range for C0G. Using specialized thin-layer and multilayer technologies, TDK-EPC developed new ceramic dielectric materials that enable the spacing between the ceramic dielectric layers to be reduced by approximately 30%. The C0G MLCCs feature a temperature coefficient of 0 ñ30 ppm/øC over the complete operating temperature range from -55øC to +125øC. This means that the new components can be used in applications that require highly accurate capacitors such as time constant and oscillator circuits. They are also suited for use in snubber circuits and EMI filtering in power supplies of automotive electronic control units (ECU), consumer electronics, and industrial equipment.