Considerations for Selecting Automotive-Grade Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors in Electric Vehicles
For EV design engineers and purchasing agents, the drive towards increased electrification of the automotive drive train results in the challenge of finding cutting-edge components that can handle increasing temperatures, voltage, and power without sacrificing reliability, availability, and footprint. Automotive-grade multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are commonly used in EV electronics and subsystems because of their high temperature ratings, tiny size, and easy surface mount form factor. However, in order to qualify for EV applications, they must meet specialized requirements. This white paper will review the varying requirements MLCCs have to meet within EV susbsystems.