Murata announced 0201 size (0.6×0.3mm), 25V temperature compensation-type monolithic ceramic capacitors with CH/C0G characteristics. These capacitors are thought to be the first in the world of this size to achieve a capacitance rating of 1,000pF.
As electronic designers strive toward increasing and ever more sophisticated functionality there is a tendency toward higher operating temperatures within devices. This heightens demand for capacitors with large capacitance ratings that are able maintain stable characteristics in spite of temperature fluctuations.
The maximum capacitance available previously in 0201 size (0.6×0.3mm) 25V capacitors was 220pF. The size/capacitance advance of Murata's compensation-type monolithic ceramic capacitors will provide greater flexibility to circuit designers. Another benefit with these new devices is that they have little capacitance variation due to temperature fluctuations or DC bias.
This capacitor will enable more compact devices to be built and will have immediate applications particularly in portable communication devices, communication modules, wireless equipment, and other portable technology in which miniaturization is paramount.