Murata to expand the capacitance values of thin t0.2-mm monolithic ceramic capacitors, contributing to the development of thinner mobile devices

Murata to expand the capacitance values of thin t0.2-mm monolithic ceramic capacitors, contributing to the development of thinner mobile devices

4/19/2016

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. will expand the lineup of its 0.2-mm thick monolithic ceramic capacitors (GRM series) in the 0201 size (0.6 × 0.3 mm) and the 0402 size (1.0 × 0.5 mm).
The maximum capacitance value of the conventional 0.2-mm thick model in the 0201 size was 0.1 μF. Murata has substantially expanded the capacitance range and developed a 1 μF model.
Likewise, the maximum capacitance value of the 0.2-mm thick model in the 0402 size was 1 μF, and Murata has now developed a 2.2 μF model.
The company has already started providing samples and plans to start mass production in May, 2016.


Background

Mobile electronics, especially smartphones and wearable devices, are becoming smaller, thinner, and more sophisticated, and the percentage of middle- to high-end models is increasing. Given that situation, there is a need for the components used in those devices to become even smaller and thinner. Whereas 0.2-mm thick monolithic ceramic capacitors have already been commercialized, the maximum capacitance values were only 0.1 μF in the 0201 size and 1 μF in the 0402 size, resulting in demand for expansion of the capacitance values, in order to use the products for the decoupling of power lines.
Accordingly, Murata has developed a 1 μF model in the 0201 size and a 2.2 μF model in the 0402 size, and added them to its product lineup.

Features

  • With a thickness of only 0.2 mm, the new models will contribute to lower profile devices and modules.
  • Commercialization of models with a capacitance value of 1 μF and above makes them perfect for decoupling of power lines.

Applications

Decoupling of smartphones, tablets, laptop PCs, wearable devices, and related modules.


Parts List

0201 size(0.6 × 0.3mm), X5R characteristics, 1µF, M deviation (±20%), rated voltage 6.3V: GRM032R60J105M

0402 size(1.0 × 0.5mm), X5R characteristics, 2.2µF, M deviation (±20%), rated voltage 6.3V: GRM152R60J225M


View the GRM series lineup here:

Electric characteristics

Temperature characteristics: 
 X5R
 Rated voltage:
 6.3Vdc
 Capacitance:
 1µF, 2.2µF
 Capacitance deviation:
 M deviation (±20%)
 Operating temperature range:
 -55°C to 85°C

External Size

0201 size: L = 0.6±0.09, W = 0.3±0.09, T = 0.20±0.02 (unit: mm)
0402 size: L = 1.0±0.2, W = 0.5±0.2, T = 0.20±0.02 (unit: mm)

GRM


Production

The company plans to begin mass production in May, 2016. (samples are available at this time)


Terminology

X5R characteristics: 

Temperature characteristics such that the capacitance change is no more than ±15% within a temperature range of -55°C to 85°C.


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