Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

Surface Mount Ceramic Capacitors suit automotive applications.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 27, 2012 - Measuring 16 x 20 mm, EVC Series of high permissive current capacitors have EIA U2J temperature characteristic, offering operating temperature range from -55 to +125°C. Additions to series include 1.2 µF/500 Vdc, 300 nF/1 kV, and 100 nF/1.4 kV models. With maximum allowable current of 30 A at 100 kHz, multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors can be used as smoothing or snubber capacitors for inverter/converter applications or as resonance capacitors for wireless charging systems.

Original Press Release

Murata Extends Line-up of High Permissive Current Capacitor Series Aimed at Automotive Applications

Press release date: Nov 01, 2012

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced line-up additions to its EVC series of high permissive current capacitors aimed at automotive applications. Three new multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors products have been designed for the power electronics market. These surface mounting capacitors, measuring 16 x 20 mm and having an EIA U2J temperature characteristic offering an operating temperature range from -55 degrees C to +125 degrees C. An absolute maximum case temperature of +150 degrees C is permitted for a short duration.

The additions to the EVC series are 1.2uF / 500 VDC, 300 nF / 1kV and 100 nF / 1.4 kV. The maximum allowable current, at 100 kHz, is 30 Amps (RMS).

Typical applications for the EVC series include use as a smoothing or snubber capacitor for inverter/converter applications or as a resonance capacitor for a wireless charging system.

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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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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