Press Release Summary:
Measuring 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 mm, X5R/X6S EIA 1210 size AMK325ABJ337MM provides capacitance of 330 ÂµF, while X5R EIA 1206 size AMK316BBJ157ML, measuring 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6 mm, offers capacitance of 150 ÂµF. Designed to replace electrolytic capacitors, devices are used in power supply circuits to smooth ripple current and minimize noise. MLCCs are suited for information-related devices such as PCs, servers, and all-in-one printers.
Original Press Release:
Taiyo Yuden Offers the First Commercially Available X5r/X6s 330µF Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor
Latest MLCCs push the limits of technology and reach performance values previously only attainable with electrolytic capacitors
TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) INC.’s high capacity (over 100µF) multilayer ceramic capacitor line continues to grow in capacity and number. With the introduction of the first commercially available X5R/X6S 330µF-capacitance EIA 1210 size AMK325ABJ337MM (3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5mm), TAIYO YUDEN has improved capacitance by over 50% in the same size capacitor as compared to its product AMK325ABJ227MM (220µF capacitance).
High value MLCCs are designed to replace electrolytic capacitors and offer significant downsizing and better performance. They are intended for use in power supply circuits to smooth ripple current and reduce noise, especially in demanding or high frequency power circuits.
In addition to the 330µF EIA 1210 MLCC, Taiyo Yuden now offers the 150µF capacitance X5R, EIA 1206 size AMK316BBJ157ML (3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6mm). Both versions provide low ESR and low impedances at high frequencies. These capacitors further enhance the company’s wide line up of high value (over 100µF) MLCC in case sizes EIA 1210, 1206 and 0805.
Taiyo Yuden in-house ceramic material development and material fabrication techniques enable the company to create smaller MLCCs that provide more reliable performance than electrolytic capacitors or than using multiple MLCCs.
Applications for high value MLCCs include information-related devices like PCs and servers, and all-in-one printers.
Production has begun at the company’s Tamamura Plant in Gunma Prefecture, Japan at a production rate of one million units per month. Sample prices are $1.50 per unit for the 330µF-capacitance EIA 1210 size AMK325ABJ337MM and $0.80 per unit for the 150µF-capacitance EIA 1206 size AMK316BBJ157ML.
Material Fabrication Techniques
Taiyo Yuden’s proprietary micro-fabrication techniques precisely laminate MLCC layers using fine ceramic powder and uniform dielectric sheets; a process critical in achieving high performance capacitors over 100µF.
To improve device efficiency a large number of digital devices are now being provided with switching-type power supply circuits. Power supply circuits use combinations of high capacitance capacitors to smooth the output and ensure the stable operation of a device.
Generally, multilayer ceramic capacitors have a low ESR and superior frequency characteristics as compared to tantalum or aluminum electrolytic capacitors and are effective as smoothing capacitors for controlling the ripple current in increasingly high-frequency power circuits.
The market leader in material technology, TAIYO YUDEN achieves consistent high accuracy. The development of the first multilayer ceramic capacitor in the world to offer the capacitance of 330µF contributes to smaller size devices (through a reduction in the number of smoothing capacitors and replacement from electrolytic capacitors).
TAIYO YUDEN plans to continue to make further additions to its line-up of super high-end, high-capacity multilayer ceramic capacitor products with a capacitance in excess of 100µF, and even reaching up to 1000µF.
(3.2 x 2.5 mm)
(3.2 x 1.6 mm)
(2.0 x 1.25 mm)
4 V, X5R
For details, visit www.t-yuden.com/mlcc.
About TAIYO YUDEN:
Since its establishment in 1950, TAIYO YUDEN has invested in research and development to offer leading-edge technology to capacitors, inductors, circuit products, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)/Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) devices, energy devices and recording media under the philosophy that the process of product commercialization starts with material development. Taiyo Yuden's extensive range of products demonstrates world-leading support to development and progress in the information technology and electronics industries. The company's North American affiliate, TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) INC., operates sales and engineering offices in Chicago IL, Boston MA, Dallas TX, Denver CO, San Diego CA, San Jose CA, and Ontario, Canada.
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TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) INC.
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Phone: (408) 573-4150