January 2015

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

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/FG284.0 x 5.5 x 2.510 to 2501 pF to 22 μF
FG14/FG244.5 x 5.5 x 3.010 to 450100 pF to 47 μF
FG16/FG265.5 x 6.0 x 3.56.3 to 630100 pF to 100 μF
FG11/FG205.5 x 7.0 x 4.06.3 to 63015 nF to 47 μF
FG227.5 x 8.0 x 4.56.3 to 63047 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/FA284.0 x 5.5 x 2.525 to 250100 pF to 1 μF
FA14/FA244.5 x 5.5 x 3.025 to 450100 pF to 4.7 μF
FA16/FA265.5 x 6.0 x 3.525 to 630100 pF to 10 μF
FA11/FA205.5 x 7.0 x 4.025 to 63015 nF to 10 μF
FA227.5 x 8.0 x 4.525 to 63047 nF to 22 μF

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

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