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Posted on 13 August 2019

NTC thermistors: SMD versions for precise temperature measurement


TDK Corporation presents two new series of narrowly toleranced EPCOS NTC thermistors in EIA 0402 and 0603 SMD case sizes. The components feature a rated resistance of 10 kΩ in tolerance classes ±1%, ±3% and ±5%. These narrow tolerances were made possible thanks to a new production technology and a rugged glass passivation, which also ensures high reliability and degradation stability. The slope of the characteristic curve (B value: 3455 K) has a narrow tolerance of ±1% across the board. Therefore, and thanks to the short response time, the new NTC thermistors enable fast and precise temperature measurement across a wide range.

The new SMD NTC thermistors are offered in two series: the automotive series, which is qualified to AEC-Q200 and is suitable for applications up to +150 °C, and the standard series for applications up to +125 °C. The new NTC thermistors are used in automotive electronics, such as in electronic control units and air-conditioning systems, as well as for the temperature monitoring of batteries and charging systems. The temperature management of high-performance LEDs, which are increasingly replacing conventional halogen and xenon headlights, is also a fast-growing application area. There are also diverse applications in communications equipment. These include the charge monitoring of batteries in mobile devices and the temperature monitoring of LCDs, amplifiers, hard disks and digital cameras.


  • NTC thermistor: Ceramic component whose resistance drops with rising temperature

Main applications

  • Temperature monitoring in automotive electronics, information and communication technology, and consumer electronics

Main features and benefits

  • Miniaturized SMD case sizes EIA 0402 and 0603
  • Low tolerances of ±1%

Automotive series

Epcos Automotive series thyristor data

Standard series

Epcos Standard series thyristor data

1 “+” is placeholder for resistance tolerance: F = ± 1%, H = ± 3%, J = ± 5%


About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2013, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.1 billion and employed about 80,000 people worldwide.

About TDK-EPC Corporation

TDK-EPC Corporation, a TDK group company, is the manufacturer of TDK’s electronic components, modules and systems and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC was founded on October 1, 2019 from the combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group. The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

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