Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the BLM18SP_SH1 series of the world's smallest*1
chip ferrite beads (for noise suppression) for use in automotive power supply applications. The company has started shipping samples, and volume production is scheduled to begin in June 2020.
||The world's smallest products with impedance values of 30Ω to 1kΩ and rated current values of 6A to 1.2A. (Based on internal study, as of 8 June, 2020)
In recent years, in keeping with the progress of automobile electrification, cars have been equipped with an increasing number of electronic components such as cameras, radar, LiDAR*2
in order to support ADAS*4
and autonomous driving. To ensure that the numerous in-vehicle components function properly and that a high degree of safety is maintained, it is essential to employ countermeasures against noise in power supply circuits and to ensure a stable power supply to each component. As the number of in-vehicle components increases, needs are growing for improved noise suppression capabilities as well as for miniaturization.
||Light Detection and Ranging: A system that emits laser light in order to detect obstacles around a vehicle
||Electronic Control Unit
||Advanced Driving Assistance System
With a new structural design that utilizes internal electrode fabrication technology, the new series realizes improved impedance acquisition efficiency along with lower resistance, which leads to a large current. In addition, commercialized in 0603(1608) inch (mm) size (1.6mm × 0.8mm) package, this series has a 50% smaller base area compared to conventional products which are typically packaged in 0805(2012) inch (mm) size (2.0mm × 1.25mm). This provides manufacturers with more flexibility when designing automotive power supply circuits and helps to support more sophisticated autonomous driving with smaller in-vehicle components.
In addition to this series for automotive power supply applications, Murata has two other series in 0603 inch size—the BLM18SP_SZ1 series for in-vehicle infotainment and the BLM18SP_SN1 series for consumer devices. Going forward, we will continue to develop products which meets the needs of the market and contribute to enhancing automotive performance and functionality.
- Achieved approx. 50% smaller base area compared to the conventional BLM21PG series
- Complied with AEC-Q200*5
- Two times the rated current and three times the impedance of Murata's conventional product (BLM18PG221SH1)
- Supports up to 6A rated current or 1kΩ impedance (in the BLM18SP_SH1 series)
- A world's smallest product delivering 600Ω impedance and 1500ｍA rated current (BLM18SP601SH1)
||AEC-Q200：AEC-Q200: One of the specifications defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)
Reference: Conventional products
||Impedance (Ω) (at 100MHz)
||Rated current (mA)
||At ambient temperature 85°C
||At ambient temperature 125°C
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com