Electronic Design

Embedded Capacitor May Be World’s Thinnest

Murata Electronics claims its GRU series capacitors are the world’s thinnest embedded monolithic capacitor for substrates. Built with advanced ceramic technology, the new 0402 size capacitor, measuring only 1.0 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.15 mm, is built into the substrate for placement below integrated circuits and other electronics. The capacitor, which has a 150-µm profile, is made with a sophisticated external electrode formation to reduce the component’s thickness while simultaneously providing a capacitance of 0.1µF. The built-in feature also enhances equipment performance by reducing wiring inductance. Other benefits of the 0402-sized capacitor include a rated voltage of 6.3 VDC and X5R dielectric. The design also provides reliable connectivity via plating by utilizing copper-plated terminations that can withstand the buildup process. The GRU series (global part number GRU15YR60J104KE01*) is available for $0.05. Lead time is approximately 12 to 14 weeks. MURATA ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA INC., Smyrna, GA. (770) 436-1300.



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