October 2014

Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors

Portfolio of automotive-grade NP0 MLCCs expanded

  • Industry’s broadest portfolio in terms of voltage range and capacitance range
  • Specified for up to +150 °C and suitable for harsh automotive environments
  • Qualified to AEC-Q200

TDK Corporation has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs based on NP0 ceramics and now offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of NP0 products in terms of voltage range and capacitance range. The new lineup of NP0 types, which feature a temperature coefficient of 0 and a tolerance of ±30 ppm/K up to +150 °C, includes types rated voltages of 250 V to 630 V. The CGA series of NP0 MLCCs thus are now available with rated voltages from 50 V to 630 V and rated capacitances from 100 pF to 220 nF. The NP0 MLCCs feature a temperature range of -55 °C to +150 °C. The CGA series is qualified to AEC-Q200. Mass production will be launched in November 2014.

The extension of the existing range of NP0 MLCCs in case sizes EIA 0402 to 2220 (IEC 1005 to 5750) is based on TDK’s comprehensive competence and experience in materials and multilayer technologies. Thanks to their nearly zero capacitance drift related to temperature and aging, these capacitors are suitable for demanding automotive applications requiring stable temperature characteristics over a wide range. They thus make it possible to achieve precisely the output as intended by the design.

The expanded series underscores TDK's leadership in terms of MLCC product configurations as well as voltage and capacitance ratings.*

* As of October 2014, according to TDK investigations


  • NP0 characteristics: temperature range -55 °C to +150 °C, temperature coefficient of 0 ±30 ppm/K

Main applications

  • Automotive electronic control units (ECUs) mounted in high-temperature environments such as the engine compartment
  • All circuits where high reliability is required, such as time constant circuits, filter circuits, resonant circuits and snubber circuits

Main features and benefits

  • Specified for up to +150 °C, suitable for harsh environments
  • Broad product lineup for rated voltages from 50 V to 630 V
  • Wide capacitance range from 100pF to 220nF
  • Qualified to AEC-Q200

Key data

Series Dimensions [mm]Rated voltage [V]Capacitance [pF … nF]
CGA21.0 x 0.550 to 100100 pF to 1 nF
CGA31.6 x 0.850 to 250100 pF to 10 nF
CGA42.0 x 1.2550 to 450100 pF to 33 nF
CGA53.2 x 1.650 to 6303.9 nF to 100 nF
CGA63.2 x 2.550 to 6308.2 nF to 100 nF
CGA84.5 x 3.250 to 63033 nF to 220 nF
CGA95.7 x 5.050 to 450100 nF to 150 nF



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