This week we want to highlight a new product release from one of our vendors, Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Established in 1973, Samsung Electro-Mechanics is a multi-components company centered out of South Korea that develops and manufactures advanced electronic and mechanical components. In August, Samsung Electro-Mechanics announced that they have begun mass production of a new multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC).
MLCCs are a type of capacitor that has multiple, alternating layers of metallic electrodes and dielectric ceramic. These capacitors work by charging and discharging electricity to regulate the current flow in a circuit. Multi-layer ceramic capacitors also help prevent electromagnetic interference, or noise, between components. Due to their high capacitance and low cost, these capacitors can be found in many applications such as smart phones, tablets, power supplies, and automotives.
Demand for small, high-capacitance MLCCs has grown, especially those that meet AEC-Q200 standards. Samsung’s newest multilayer ceramic capacitor is designed to fit these demands using their own atomization and ultra-precision lamination method to offer a temperature range of -55 to 105°C within a 1.6×0.8mm package size. These capacitors meet AEC-Q200 standards and are qualified for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), also called in-car entertainment (ICE), applications.
|Product Technical Specifications|
|Minimum Operating Temperature (°C)||-55|
|Maximum Operating Temperature (°C)||105|
|Size (mm)||1.6 X 0.8 X 0.8|
|Special Features||AEC-Q200 Qualified|
In the 1990’s electronic technology was becoming more popular outside of the automotive industry. Automotive companies were no longer a big priority for component suppliers, and it was becoming harder for companies to specify parts to the strict standards required by the automotive environment. Because of the change in the marketplace, there was a need to set common standards for in-vehicle electronic components, establishing the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). AEC standards are international standards for ensuring the reliability of in-vehicle electronic components. Automobile manufacturers will not purchase components that fail to meet the requirements defined in the standards. This removes the headache for a lot of engineers as they no longer need to determine individual specifications for many components.
AEC standards provide various types of standards applied to different types of electronic components. Among them is AEC-Q200 which applies to passive components. AEC-Q200 standards are set to confirm the high reliability of products, including high-temperature/high-humidity resistance, thermal shock resistance, and durability for passives such as capacitors, oscillators, resistors, inductors, etc., in an automotive environment.
Samsung’s Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors are examples of components which pass the tests to be AEC-Q200 certified. If you’re in need of other automotive components that are AEC-Q200 or AEC-Q100 certified, Suntsu has watch crystals, crystal oscillators and quartz crystals that meet the strict standards required.