MLCCs for automotive, medical and industrial uses

13th February 2014
Nat Bowers


Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor series from AVX has been expanded. The capacitor series now offers voltages of 600-5000V and capacitance values of 1.5pF-0.82µF in case sizes covering 0805-3640.

Featuring high capacitance values, low ESR at high frequencies, and excellent performance, the capacitors are suited for use in a variety of automotive, medical, commercial, and industrial electronics applications. End applications include snubbers, resonators, filters, and DC blocking caps in high voltage multipliers, high frequency power converters, and switch mode power supplies.

Operating over temperature ranges from -55 to +125°C, the High Voltage MLC Chip Capacitor series is offered in nine different voltages (600, 630, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000 and 5000V) and nine different case sizes (0805, 1206, 1210, 1808, 1812, 1825, 2220, 2225 and 3640). Nonstandard chip sizes are available upon request.

The capacitors are supplied with RoHS compliant Pd/Ag and plated Ni/Sn terminations, or SnPb terminations. Additionally, leaded versions of the 1825, 2225, and 3640 capacitors are available in either thru-hole or SMT configurations.

Mark Obuszewski, Business Manager, AVX, comments: “High value, low leakage, and small size are difficult parameters to meet in capacitors designed for use in high voltage systems. However, our newly expanded range of High Voltage MLC Chip Capacitors not only satisfies these performance characteristics, but exhibits low ESR at high frequencies as well, providing high voltage systems design engineers with a broad range of application-specific solutions."

AVX’s High Voltage MLC Chip Capacitor Series is compatible with SpiCap 3.0 SPICE modeling software, available from AVX's website.

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