Chip Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors target automotive market.

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Measuring 6.1 x 5.3 x 2.8-6.4 mm, KCM series is equipped with metal pins and designed for long-term resilience against substrate expansion and contraction stresses resulting from temperature changes experienced in automotive environments. Ability to withstand vibration and mechanical impact, KCM/KC3 series promotes reliability characteristics. MLCCs offer nominal operating voltages from 25-100 Vdc and values from 4.7-22 µF.

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Murata Targets Automotive Markets with Launch of Chip Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors with Metal Pins

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced the KCM series of chip monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) aimed at automotive applications. Equipped with metal pins, the capacitors have been specifically designed to have long-term resilience against substrate expansion and contraction stresses resulting from sharp temperature changes experienced in automotive environments. Also, the KCM/KC3 series offer higher reliability characteristics compared to discrete capacitor elements since they are able to withstand high levels of vibration and mechanical impact associated with such designs.

The KCM series suit a wide range of automotive electronic systems, such as DC-DC converters in engine control units (ECU), in conventional automobiles as well as for the growing market for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).

The series comprises capacitors with nominal operating voltages from 25 to 100 VDC, and with values in the range 4.7 to 22 uF. Measuring 6.1 x 5.3 mm, and with height varying from 2.8 to 6.4 mm dependent on value, these compact capacitors require less board space and have been achieved by stacking capacitive elements.

For further information and reader enquiries:
Aya Tonooka, Murata Europe Limited. Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW , United Kingdom

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Agency contact:
Robert Huntley, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom

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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.

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