Murata Launches UMAC Series – Advanced Miniaturized Energy Devices


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Murata Americas today announced that it has developed the UMAC Series, a large-capacity cylinder-type energy device. The product delivers an energy harvesting system, quick charge solution, and backup power supply in a miniaturized package. The solution is being exhibited at CES 2016 from January 6-9 in Las Vegas.

The demand for devices with high energy storage capacity, low ESR, fast charging and discharging capabilities, and the ability to withstand load fluctuations has grown exponentially in recent years. Not only does the UMAC deliver those features as well as an exceptional life span, but it may also be used as a secondary battery in the same way as a capacitor. This makes it well suited as a power supply for wearable devices or in sensor nodes for wireless sensor networks.

“At Murata, we continually innovate the advanced solutions that markets demand. The UMAC device reflects that commitment – whether we are talking about a product for mobile phones or information terminals. We pride ourselves on resolving some of the most complex challenges that today’s design engineers face,” stated Peter Tiller, General Manager - Component & Timing Product, Murata Americas.

Other specific characteristics include a maximum charge/discharge rate of 10 C (30 mA), a highly safe design that uses materials to combine small discharge capacity with chemical stability, and a charge recovery rate of at least 90 percent after 1,000 cycles. 

About Murata

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and 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.

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