TDK Corporation has expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) that are the first of their kind. The new products, 10uf capacitance in 3216 size (3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6mm) and 22uf capacitance in 3225 size (3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5mm), offer low-resistance soft termination with low terminal resistance equivalent to standard products.

TDK launches new low-resistance soft-terminated MLCC-SemiMedia

MLCCs with soft termination prevent short-circuits in power lines. However, since soft termination has a slightly higher terminal electrode resistance, it is necessary to keep the resistance low to reduce loss. TDK’s new kind of soft termination are resistant to board flexure stress while limiting rising resistance by covering only the board mounting side with a resin layer.

TDK predicts these products will encourage replacing MLCCs in power lines with soft termination to improve reliability. These new products have a higher capacitance than conventional products, help reduce parts and downsize equipment. Mass production will commence in September 20