Fail Safe Ceramic Capacitors suit automotive applications.

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Available in 0603 and 0805 sizes, GCE Series covers all nominal working voltages from 50-100 V with capacitance values of 10, 22, 47, and 100 nF. Monolithic ceramic capacitors utilize conductive resin for terminations, helping to eliminate cracking of body caused by mechanical stress induced by board flexing or wide variation of temperature. By using multi-layer serial capacitor approach to construction, capacitors will not easily short-circuit either.

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Murata Introduces Fail Safe Ceramic Capacitor for Automotive Applications

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced the launch of the GCE series of monolithic ceramic capacitors that are less prone to failure due to mechanical stress. With a soft termination of the capacitive element, the mechanical stress induced by board flexing or a wide variation of temperature is less likely to cause the capacitor body to crack. This is achieved by using a conductive resin for the terminations, and increases the body's ability to absorb such stress. In addition, by using a multi-layer serial capacitor (MLSC) approach to the construction, the GCE series will not easily short-circuit either. This technique uses an internal "floating" plate that creates an equivalent circuit of two capacitors in series. In this way, a short circuit condition is highly unlikely to happen due to component failure. This makes the GCE series ideal for a broad range of automotive applications where safety is crucial.

The GCE series is available in 0603 and 0805 sizes, covering all nominal working voltages in the range 50 - 100V with the popular capacitance values of 10, 22, 47 and 100 nF.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Murata Electronics (UK) Ltd., Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW , United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666

Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777



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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