Murata has increased the capacitance and reduced the cost of its GB series of monolithic ceramic capacitors for power supply primary circuits. These parts are the first monolithic capacitors aimed at power supply primary circuit applications to achieve 56nF capacitance. The cost was also reduced by 15% over previous models by replacing the precious metals like silver that were used for the electrodes with a base metal such as nickel.
The GB series of X2-class safety capacitors has acquired certification to international capacitor safety standard IEC60384-14 and can resist electrical surges of up to 2500V. The series offers a volume reduction of up to 90% when replacing the typical choice of film capacitors for EMI reduction in power supply primary circuits, and use just 1/3 of the footprint. The significant volume reduction makes the product ideal for small and low profile equipment such as adaptors for laptop and notebook computers.
The GB series comes in 10, 15, 22, 33, 47 and 56nF versions measuring 5.7 x 5.0 mm, with a low profile between 1.0 and 2.9mm, depending on capacitance.
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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