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2021 Trend of MLCC under 5G Era


It is no doubt that the hottest topic in the past few years is 5G technology. 5G refers to the fifth generation technology of broadband cellular networks, and comparing to 4G technology, it is faster with less latency, higher frequency and shorter transmission distance.

The speed of 5G ranges from 50 Mb/s to 1 Gb/s, which is around up to 100 times faster than 4G; the latency of 5G is below 10 ms comparing to 20~30 ms of 4G. Moreover, 5G bandwidth could increase up to 1000 MHz, which is almost 10 times higher than 4G. Overall, these characteristics of 5G make it suit to be deployed into IoT related applications and VR, AI, autonomous vehicles, etc. In other words, only 5G could realize transmitting large amount of information in real time.

According to the article of “5G Nowadays and Its Future” from MY GROUP news, it is projected to be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 when 5G overtakes 2G; and 1.8 billion 5G connections by 2025 when 5G overtakes 3G, based on the report of “The Mobile Economy 2020”. “5G Nowadays and Its Future” further specifies the mid-band and high-band spectrums of 5G, which indicate that the electronic components inside need to support the frequencies higher than 1 GHz.

High-bandmmWave: 24, 28, 37~39, 47GHz;
FCC will release 5GHz into the market
Mid-bandworking on the 2.5, 3.5 and 3.7~4.2 GHz bands
Low-band600, 800 and 900MHz
Unlicensedthe agency is creating new opportunities for the next generation of Wi-Fi in the 6 GHz and above 95 GHz band
Table 1. Bands and the related frequencies (Source: FCC)

MLCC requirements is leading the trend for 5G

MLCC (Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor) is the most widely used capacitors in decades with its high performance, wide range of sizes and capacitances. In the era of 5G, MLCC is especially suitable to be applied to 5G base stations. The requirements of MLCC for base stations are small size, high accuracy capacitance, high reliability (more than 5 years), high rated voltage (≧250 V), and high temperature endurance (100~125oC), which are exactly consistent with the upcoming trend of MLCC. Besides, MLCC fits to be implemented in the 5G related end products as well.

Fig. 1 MLCC requirements for 5G applications (Source: TECHDesign)

The leading passive component supplier, has provided multiple product series such as RF, RH, RT and UF series with broad size, capacitance, and operating voltage ranges, which are great for 5G applications. They can also operate at high temperature and perform high reliability.

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5G is gradually emerging recently along with the massive implementation of fundamental infrastructure such as base stations. Based on “The Mobile Economy 2020”, 5G connections are projected to be 1 billion by 2023 and 1.8 billion by 2025, which reaches 20% penetration of total connections.

As a result, 5G technology brings a lot of opportunities to passive components such as capacitors. MLCCs with small-sized, high accuracy capacitance, high reliability, high rated voltage and high temperature endurance are the best fits for 5G applications. 

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