Murata Announces World's Smallest 22µF 25V-Rated MLCC
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Murata Electronics North America, Inc.
2200 Lake Park Dr.
Smyrna, GA, 30080
Press release date: October 22, 2010
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has announced a 2012-size (2.0 x 1.25mm) monolithic ceramic capacitor with a capacitance of 22µF and voltage rating of 25V, the smallest of its kind in the world.
Against the backdrop of such factors as the increasing spread of LED backlights, the demand for monolithic ceramic capacitors with small dimensions and high capacitance levels even under high rated voltages has been on the rise. In response, Murata has successfully used its unique materials technology to engineer increased refinement and crystallisation in its ceramic materials and, by doing so, it has achieved a ceramic capacitor that has approximately double the capacitance compared with existing capacitors (existing maximum capacitance: 10µF) and a size that is about 50% smaller in terms of the mounting area (existing smallest size: 3216). This new capacitor will reduce mounting space and contribute to lower profiles in electronic equipment such as notebook computers, LCD TV panels and LED backlights.
The new capacitor, part number GRM21BR61E226ME44, has nominal capacitance of 22µF and its rated voltage is 25VDC. Its operating temperature range is -55 to +85? and the part has X5R temperature characteristics.
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.
Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary.
For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.eu