Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors

Selection Guide

This guide will help you select the MLCC that best fits your application needs.
It is separated into two sections, "Select your circuit" and "Select your design".
The icons contain links to catalogs and can be opened with a mouse click. Commercial Grade Automotive Grade High Reliability Grade

  • Commercial GradeCommercial Grade:
    For general purpose applications
  • Automotive GradeAutomotive Grade :
    For safety-critical applications
  • High Reliability GradeHigh Reliability Grade :
    For extended life applications
Series General (Up to 50V)
General
(Up to 50V)
Mid Voltage (100 to 630V)
Mid Voltage
(100 to 630V)
High Voltage (1000V and over)
High Voltage
(1000V and over)
Low Profile
Low Profile
2 in 1 Array
2 in 1 Array
4 in 1 Array
4 in 1 Array
MEGACAP Type
MEGACAP Type
High Temperature Application
High Temperature
Application
Soft Termination
Soft Termination
Conductive Epoxy Application
Conductive Epoxy
Application
ESD countermeasure application
ESD Protection
Serial Design
Serial Design
Open Mode
Open Mode
Low ESL Reverse Geometry
Low ESL Reverse Geometry
Ultra Low Inductance
Ultra Low Inductance
Capacitance 0.5pF~100uF 1pF~15uF 10pF~47nF 220nF~10uF 10pF~2.2uF 10pF~1uF 47nF~100uF 1pF~10uF 10nF~100uF 1pF~10uF 1nF~10nF 10nF~100nF 1nF~22uF 10nF~10uF 47nF~6.8uF
Rated Voltage 4~50V 100~630V 1k~3kV 4~25V 6.3~100V 6.3~50V 16~630V 16~100V 16~630V 6.3~100V 100V 50~100V 16~630V 4~50V 4~10V
Select your circuit Required feature                              
Decoupling, Smoothing High capacitance Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade Commercial Grade     Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade         Commercial Grade  
High speed decoupling Low ESL                           Commercial Grade Commercial Grade
Time constant. Resonance Low loss
(recommend C0G,CH)
Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade                        
Coupling, Filter Capacitance stability
(recommend C0G, CH)
Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade                        
Snubber, Noise absorbing Low loss
(recommend C0G,CH)
Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade                        
Design Issues Required feature                              
Board flex causes cracking Highly resistant to physical shock             Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade   Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade     Automotive Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade    
Suitable for mounting components
near screws.
Resistant to bending stress
during PCB depaneling.
Rapid circuit temperature change Highly resistant to thermal shock.             Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade   Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade            
Short circuit Resistant to short circuit.             Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade   Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade     Automotive Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade    
Alternative to soldering Conductive paste.                   Automotive Grade          
Singing capacitor Audible noise reduction.             Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade                
Malfunction due to shock Resistant to physical shock.             Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade                
Component breakage/malfunction
caused by static electricity
Static electricity protection                     Automotive Grade        
High temperature use Operating temperature to 105C Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade                          
Operating temperature to 125C Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive GradeHigh Reliability Grade Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade               Automotive Grade        
Operating temperature to 150C               Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade     Automotive Grade        
Unable to reduce high frequency noise Decoupling feature for wide band                           Commercial Grade Commercial Grade
Space saving (PCB size reduction) Component count reduction         Commercial GradeAutomotive Grade Commercial Grade               Commercial Grade  
Height reduction       Commercial Grade