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Multilayer ceramic capacitors: Halogen-free leaded MLCCs for automotive and general-purpose applications

  • Halogen-free to support the design of environmentally friendly applications
  • Wide rated voltage range (6.3 V to 630 V) and capacitance range (1 pF to 100 μF)
  • Designed for harsh environmental conditions with temperature of up to +150 °C
  • Automotive-grade series qualified to AEC-Q200
Multilayer ceramic capacitors: Halogen-free leaded MLCCs for automotive and general-purpose applications

Jan. 27, 2015

TDK Corporation presents two new series of leaded MLCCs, which are halogen-free according to IEC 61249-2-21* and expand the company’s lineup of products that offer minimal impact to the environment over the entire life cycle. The new components will be available in two specifications: the commercial-grade FG series and the automotive-grade FA series. Unlike conventional products, the new series do not use halogen as a flame retardant in the external resin coating, thus supporting the design of environmentally friendly applications. Mass production will be launched in April 2015.

The commercial-grade FG series covers a wide rated voltage range of 6.3 V to 630 V, and a capacitance range of 1 pF to 100 μF, while the automotive-grade FA series is available with rated voltages from 25 V to 630 V and rated capacitance values from 100 pF to 22 μF. The lineup of the FA series features MLCCs with NP0 and X8R temperature characteristics, which are designed for high temperature environments of up to +150 °C. In addition, this series is qualified to AEC-Q200.

The use of leaded MLCCs in automotive electronics is growing. Modern cars can incorporate as many as 100 small electric motors or more in order to satisfy the growing demands for more safety and driving comfort. Leaded MLCCs with welded or crimped connections are widely used in order to suppress EMI caused by these motors. Noise countermeasures for such compact electric motors are bound to become even more important in future, and TDK is continuously expanding its lineup of suitable components.

  • * Chlorine and bromine content: max. 900 ppm each or max. 1500 ppm total

Glossary
  • TDK leaded MLCCs:Resin coating MLCCs with radial leads
  • NP0 characteristics:Temperature range of -55 °C to +150 °C (25 °C standard), temperature coefficient of capacitance of 0 ±30 ppm/K
  • X8R characteristics:Temperature range of -55 °C to +150 °C (25 °C standard), capacitance change ±15%
Main applications
  • EMI suppression in various automotive electric motors
  • Resonance circuits in keyless entry systems
  • Bypass capacitor, smoothing capacitor and similar in SMPS
  • Snubber circuits and PFC input filters
Main features and benefits
  • Halogen-free to support the design of environmentally friendly applications
  • Wide rated voltage range from 6.3 V to 630 V
  • Broad rated capacitance range from 1 pF to 100 μF
  • Designed for harsh environmental conditions with temperature of up to +150 °C
  • Automotive-grade series is qualified to AEC-Q200 (automotive-grade FA series)
Key data
Commercial-grade
FG series *
Dimensions [mm]Rated voltage [V]Capacitance [F]
FG18/FG28 4.0 x 5.5 x 2.5 10 to 250 1 pF to 22 μF
FG14/FG24 4.5 x 5.5 x 3.0 10 to 450 100 pF to 47 μF
FG16/FG26 5.5 x 6.0 x 3.5 6.3 to 630 100 pF to 100 μF
FG11/FG20 5.5 x 7.0 x 4.0 6.3 to 630 15 nF to 47 μF
FG22 7.5 x 8.0 x 4.5 6.3 to 630 47 nF to 100 μF

*Third character of the type designation indicates lead spacing: "1" = 2.5 mm, "2" = 5 mm

Automotive-grade FA series *Dimensions [mm]Rated voltage[V]Capacitance [F]
FA18/FA28 4.0 x 5.5 x 2.5 25 to 250 100 pF to 1 μF
FA14/FA24 4.5 x 5.5 x 3.0 25 to 450 100 pF to 4.7 μF
FA16/FA26 5.5 x 6.0 x 3.5 25 to 630 100 pF to 10 μF
FA11/FA20 5.5 x 7.0 x 4.0 25 to 630 15 nF to 10 μF
FA22 7.5 x 8.0 x 4.5 25 to 630 47 nF to 22 μF

*Third character of the type designation indicates lead spacing: "1" = 2.5 mm, "2" = 5 mm

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems* marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2014, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.6 billion and employed about 83,000 people worldwide.

  • * The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

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Japan Mr. Yoichi OSUGA TDK Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
+813 6778-1055 pr@jp.tdk.com
ASEAN Ms. Jiang MAN
Mr. Shota KANZAKI
TDK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.Singapore +65 6273 5022 asean.inquiry@sg.tdk.com
Greater China Ms. Clover XU TDK China Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China
+86 21 61962307 pr@cn.tdk.com
Europe Mr. Frank TRAMPNAU TDK Europe GmbH
Duesseldorf, Germany
+49 211 9077 127 frank.trampnau@eu.tdk.com
America Ms. Sara M. LAMBETH TDK Corporation of America
Irving, TX, USA
+1-972-409-4519 sara.lambeth@us.tdk.com

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