TDK has developed flip-type multi layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) in the 0510 format with capacitances of up to 1 µF for automotive applications.
Depending on the capacitance, the CGAE series MLCC capacitors are designed for rated voltages of between 4 V and 50 V and cover a capacitance range from 47 nF to 1 µF. All types of the new series are qualified in accordance with AEC-Q200.
In contrast to conventional MLCCs, the connections on the flip-type capacitors are rotated through 90°. This produces a wider and, at the same time, shorter current path, which results in lower ESL and ESR values, and thus lower impedances and less capacitors required. These are used for decoupling and noise suppression.
TDK plans to develop larger capacitance values. The current 0501 MLCC devices are in volume production this month.