Murata has introduced the GRU series, the world’s thinnest embedded monolithic capacitor for substrates. Using advanced ceramic technology, the new 0402 size capacitor, measuring only 1.0mm x 0.5mm x 0.15mm, is built into the substrate for placement below integrated circuits (ICs) and other electronics. The GRU series was developed using Murata’s leading-edge dielectric material expertise to achieve the world’s lowest profile at 150µm with a sophisticated external electrode formation to reduce the component’s thickness. Since this capacitor is designed to be mounted within the PCB substrate, it also enhances equipment performance by reducing wiring inductance.
The GRU series is available in capacitance values of 100pF, 1nF and 0.1µF. Other benefits of the 0402 sized capacitor include a rated voltage of 6.3Vdc and X5R dielectric. The GRU series’ copper plated terminations are designed for copper via connection and provide reliable connectivity since they can withstand the build-up process, and the devices have no polarity. The devices are available in embossed tape and reel packaging for automatic placement and can withstand the operating temperature range -55 to +85°C.
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
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronics 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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