Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors withstand mechanical stress.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to meet automotive market requirements by failing-safe against short circuit, GCJ series also accommodates bending, vibration, and thermal conditions experienced in under-hood applications. Soft termination uses conductive resin on outer electrodes to absorb excessive mechanical stress resulting from board flexing or temperature cycles. Supplied in 0603, 0805, 1206, and 1210 packages, products offer 1-10 µF capacitance values and 10, 16, 25, 50, or 100 V working voltage.

Original Press Release:

Murata Innovates Capacitor Termination Less Prone to Mechanical Stress for Automotive Applications

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced the GCJ series of monolithic ceramic capacitors designed to accommodate the bending, vibration and thermal conditions experienced in under-bonnet automotive applications. Meeting the automotive market requirements by failing-safe against a short circuit, Murata have incorporated a soft termination with the ceramic body. This innovative approach uses a conductive resin on the outer electrodes to absorb any excessive mechanical stress resulting from board flexing or temperature cycles. Typically, when subjected to undue mechanical bending forces, a ceramic capacitor can crack causing a short circuit. This needs to be avoided in any automotive application, especially when used in power circuits.

The GCJ series of X7R capacitors is available in 0603, 0805, 1206 and 1210 packages. All popular capacitance values from 1nF to 10uF are available in 10, 16, 25, 50 and 100 working voltage.

For further information and reader enquiries:
Aya Tonooka, Murata Electronics (UK) Ltd., Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW , 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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