Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

Monolithic Ceramic Capacitor features interposer substrate.

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December 11, 2012 - Comprising 22 µF 6.3 WV values with X5R temperature rating in both 0804 and 0906 formats, ZRA Series is specifically designed to absorb mechanical vibration generated within capacitor, typically sounding as squealing, when voltage is applied to it. Tests conducted indicate as much as 20 dB reduction in audio noise measured at 3 kHz when compared against traditionally constructed MLCC. Series is suited for power supply circuits used in laptops, smartphones, and digital cameras.

Murata Power Solutions

11 Cabot Blvd., Mansfield, MA, 02048, USA

Original Press Release

Murata Launches World's First MLCC on Interposer Substrate

Press release date: December 1, 2012

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced mass production of the first monolithic ceramic capacitor (MLCC) on a interposer substrate. Believed to be the world’s first MLCC to have this construction technique, the ZRA series has been designed specifically to absorb mechanical vibration generated within the capacitor, typically sounding as “squealing”, when a voltage is applied to it.

“Squealing” has become an industry issue especially in the design of power supply circuits of consumer applications such as laptops, smartphones and digital cameras. The PCB can amplify the audio noise generated by the capacitor, so by using an interposer substrate the MLCC becomes mechanically isolated from the PCB. Tests conducted by Murata have indicated as much as a 20 dB reduction in audio noise measured at 3 kHz when compared against a traditionally constructed MLCC.

The ZRA series currently comprises 22 uF 6.3 WV values with X5R temperature rating in both 0804 and 0906 formats. More capacitance values, in the range 1 to 22 uF, will be added shortly.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Aya Tonooka, Murata Europe Limited. Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666  E-mail: atonooka@murata.co.uk
Fax:  +44 (0) 1252 811777  Web: www.murata.eu

About Murata
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. You can also follow us on Twitter @MurataEurope or LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/murata-electronics, or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MurataElectronics .

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