Murata announces GRT series, automotive-grade monolithic ceramic capacitors 

3/1/2016

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President/Statutory Representative Director:
Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. today announced the development and launch of its GRT series of automotive-grade monolithic ceramic capacitors. These capacitors meet the AEC-Q200 reliability test standard requirements established by the Automotive Electronics Council.

Background

Murata’s capacitors have been traditionally used in applications in three main fields: general applications, automotive powertrain safety applications, and implanted medical devices. Due to increasing demand the GRT series have been developed for use in the automotive infotainment and comfort-and-convenience industries.
Recent years have witnessed an ever-rising demand for automotive-grade monolithic ceramic capacitors that meet the requirements of the AEC-Q200 automotive electronic component standard, inspiring Murata to develop and commercialize the GRT series. The series consists of capacitors with 299 part numbers for temperature-compensating, and 519 part numbers with a high dielectric constant, for a total of 818 part numbers. These components are designed to enhance reliability and reduce physical sizes for infotainment and comfort-and-convenience applications that are required to meet the AEC-Q200 standard.

Features

The table below compares some examples of the test conditions the GRM series and GRT series are subjected to, demonstrating that the GRT series satisfies the test conditions compliant with the AEC-Q200 standard.



GRM series
GRT series
Test condition
Test condition
Temperature cycle
Temperature cycle: 5 times
Temperature cycle: 1,000 times
Humidity resistance load
Test temperature: 40 ±2°C
Test temperature: 85±2°C
Test humidity: 90 to 95% RH
Test humidity: 80 to 85% RH
Test time: 500 hours
Test time: 1,000 hours

Applications

Infotainment and comfort-and-convenience devices (such as car navigation systems and audio equipment) used in automobiles

Part number and lineup

Click here for details of the GRT series lineup.

Electric characteristics

Temperature characteristics

(EIA) 

X5*, X6*, X7*

C0G 
Rated voltage
4~100Vdc
Capacitance deviation

±0.25pF, ±0.5pF±5%, ±10%, ±20%

Operating temperature range

-55~85℃(X5R)
-55~105℃(X6S)-55~125℃(X7R, C0G)

External size

0201 size: 0.6 x 0.3mm (T=0.3mm)
0402 size: 1.0 x 0.5mm (T=0.5mm)
0603 size: 1.6 x 0.8mm (T=0.8mm)
0805 size: 2.0 x 1.25mm (T=1.25mm)
1206 size: 3.2 x 1.6mm (T=1.6mm)
1210 size: 3.2 x 2.5mm (T=2.0, 2.5mm)

Production

Mass production under way.


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