1206 and 1210 size MLCCs now available at above 100µF

July 23, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Murata adds three variants to its GRM series of 1206 and 1210 size monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) above 100 µF, to address what it sees as a growing need for capacitors that are both miniature and have a high capacity.

Traditionally, polymer capacitors have been used above 100 µF: MLCCs deliver much better ESR characteristics than polymer capacitors and are more compact, so now that higher values are available MLCCs can aid to overall space reduction.

The GRM series 1206 size additions include 150 µF and 220 µF capacitors. Both these have a rated voltage of 6.3V. The slightly larger 1210 size adds a 330 µF MLCC to the series with a rated voltage of 4V. All three new devices have a M (±20%) tolerance rating and X5R temperature characteristics such that the capacitance change is no more than ±15% within a temperature range of -55 to +85C.

Murata Electronics Europe; www.murata.com