World’s First Multilayer 1 µF Ceramic Capacitor for 5G Smartphones and Wearable Devices

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the world’s first multilayer ceramic capacitor with a capacitance value of 1.0 µF in a 01005-inch size (0.4 × 0.2 mm) form factor, which is increasingly used in a wide range of mobile electronic devices including smartphones. Mass production of the GRM022R60G105M with a rated voltage of 4 VDC has already started and mass production of GRM022R60J105M with a rated voltage of 6.3 VDC is scheduled to begin in 2021.

The use of 5G smartphones and the increasing functionality and miniaturization of wearable devices is stoking the demand for further miniaturization and higher density of electronic circuitry. Among the applications, multilayer ceramic capacitors are essential components of many kinds of electronic devices and are widely used in such devices as smartphones and wearable devices. Given that approximately 900 to 1,100 multilayer ceramic capacitors are installed in a single high-end smartphone, a considerable need exists for capacitors that combine a smaller size with a larger capacity. In particular, since multilayer ceramic capacitors with a capacitance of 1.0 µF are widely used in various devices, expanding the adoption of these new products will contribute to the further miniaturization of electronic devices.

Capacitor Specifications

Product nameGRM022R60G105MGRM022R60J105M
Size (L×W×T)0.4 × 0.2 × 0.2 mm0.4 × 0.2 × 0.2 mm
Capacitance deviation±20%±20%
Operating temperature range-55 to 85°C-55 to 85°C
Temperature characteristicsX5R characteristics (EIA)X5R characteristics (EIA)
Rated voltage4Vdc6.3Vdc

Thanks to Murata’s proprietary thin layer technology for ceramic elements and thin-sheet formation technology, these products have achieved approximately a 35% reduction in footprint and a 50% reduction in volume ratio compared to our existing product with the same capacitance value (015008-inch size). In addition, their capacity has increased by about 2.1 times compared to their conventional product of the same size (01005-inch size).

Murata will continue to enhance its lineup of high-temperature guaranteed products and boost their capacitance to meet market needs, thereby contributing to the continuing miniaturization and diversification of mobile electronics.

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