TDK has launched two new series of multi-layered ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), FG series and automotive FA series. The new products have a PIN flame retardant external resin coating, so achieving halogen-free to IEC 61249-2-21, and supporting use in environmentally friendly applications.
The FG series covers voltage ranges from 6.3 to 630 V, is qualified to AEC-Q200 and includes models designed for temperatures up to 150°C. The FA series are adapted for use in automotive electronics: modern cars have maybe 100 small electric motors, and capacitors can suppress EMI (electro-magnetic interference) from these motors.
“Halogen-free leaded multilayer ceramic capacitors for automotive and general-purpose applications”, TDK 27th January 2015: http://www.global.tdk.com/news_center/press/files/pdf/20150127_04en.pdf