GCB Series of Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the GCB series of monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) which support the conductive adhesives that can be used even in environments with high temperatures exceeding 150°C. These new capacitors are intended for use in products and equipment that are installed in demanding temperature environments such as in the vicinity of the engine compartments of automobiles. Sample shipments have already commenced, and Murata will be gearing up to mass-produce the components at some point during 2016. Conductive adhesives: These absorb a stress caused by an expansion and a contraction of a circuit board during temperature changes, and it means that has a higher connection reliability.

Features and Benefits

  • These monolithic ceramic capacitors support the conductive adhesives, now being used in the powertrains and safety devices of automobiles, that satisfy the AEC-Q200*2 stress test qualifications for passive components.
  • Newly developed electrodes made of nickel (Ni) and palladium (Pd) are employed for the external electrodes of the new capacitors, producing a high bonding reliability with conductive adhesives even during use in high-temperature environments. Furthermore, the terminal electrodes of the capacitors have a superior corrosion resistance compared with our previously available products (GCG series).


  • Applications in the engine compartments of automobiles.

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