Murata has recently launched its NFM18HC Series that covers 3 terminal multilayer ceramic capacitor in 1.6mm x 0.8mm package (previous product was 2.0mm x 1.2mm) for use in high reliability automobile applications.

A 3 terminal multilayer ceramic capacitor has smaller ESL than a conventional 2 terminal multilayer ceramic capacitor, so it can reduce the impedance in a high frequency band with few components. As a result, it is widely adopted in smartphones and other devices where compactness and high density are needed for mounted high speed processors, as well as in automobiles, where there is a demand for high performance processors and smaller electronics.

The company claims that the NFM18HC’s size reduction and tighter density will be ideal for ADAS, preventive safety systems and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI).