Temperature compensated 100 pF MLCC in 008004 outline

February 23, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Murata says it has the first temperature compensated 100 pF 008004 size monolithic ceramic capacitor (MLCC). With the appearance of a small dot on a piece of paper, it is primarily intended for use in mobile devices and wireless communication modules.

A temperature compensated chip MLCC exhibits little change in capacitance versus temperature variations; hence it is used for matching purposes in filters and high frequency circuits. Component size reduction and higher mounting density are needed in wireless communications devices to support multi-band/multi-mode and an increased diversity of functions.


Meeting this need, Murata’s new GRM011 capacitor range cuts the size from the former smallest 0402M size (0.4 x 0.2 mm) to the 0201M size of 0.25 (H & W) × 0.125 mm (L). Alternatively, in EIA coding terms, the sizing is 008004.


Presently capacitance values in the range from 11 to 100 pF are available, all featuring a rated voltage of 25 Vdc. Two tolerance values are available of J (±5%) and G (±2%), and the capacitors feature a useable temperature range of -55 to 125 °C. The capacitors are C0G formulated, it being the most popular formulation of the temperature-compensating EIA Class I ceramic materials. Production begins in February 2017.


Murata Europe; www.murata.com