Murata expands lineup of GCG series, MLCCs for use with conductive glue for automotive

GCG series

11/13/2017

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has expanded its lineup of chip multilayer ceramic capacitors (GCG series) to extend temperature compensation(class1) and high dielectric constant(class2) at rated voltage 100Vdc for applications using electrically conductive glue*1 for automotive.
New products include class1 type capacitors from 1,000pF to 10,000pF in the 0603 inch size (1.6×0.8mm) and class2 type capacitors at 4.7µF in the 1210 inch size (3.2×2.5mm), with samples ready and mass production underway.


Background

Electronic components located for automotive engine rooms are subjected to harsh operating environments, and therefore electrically conductive glue having high heat resistance and heat cycle durability is used for surface mount of these components. For improved performance with electrically conductive glue, Murata offers a chip multilayer ceramic capacitor (GCG series) that utilizes AgPd electrodes for the external electrodes. This lineup is now being expanded.


Features

  • AEC-Q200*2 compliant components specifically for use with conductive glue for automotive powertrain and safety equipment applications.
  • Utilizes newly developed AgPd electrodes for the external electrodes, providing strong bonding with conductive glue even in harsh high-temperature environments.

Applications

Automotive engine rooms


Representative part numbers

GCG1887U2A102JA01_, GCG32DC72A475KE01_


Electrical characteristics


0603 inch size
1210 inch size
Temperature characteristic
U2J
X7S
X8L
Usage temperature range
-55~+125℃
-55~+125℃
-55~+150℃
Rated Voltage
100Vdc
100Vdc
100Vdc
( with voltage derating )
Capacitance
1,000~10,000pF
4.7μF
4.7μF


External size

0603 inch size:1.6×0.8mm( T=0.8mm)
1210 inch size:3.2×2.5mm( T=2.0mm)
GCG series_size


Site URL for the product

GCG Series
See the series lineup here.


Explanation of terms

*1. 
Electrically conductive glue: glue that reduces stress on circuit boards and components due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature change.
*2.
AEC-Q200: Test standards for reliability sought for automotive electrical parts, as decided by the Automotive Electronics Council.

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com