Vishay Intertechnology Extends VJ Automotive Series of SMD MLCCs to Save Board Space and Increase Reliability

18th June 2013
ES Admin

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today extended its VJ automotive series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for high-temperature automotive applications. To save board space, the VJ….31 / VJ….34 now offer a 0402 case size with an X8R dielectric. In addition, the 0603 and 0805 case sizes featuring an X8R dielectric have been enhanced, now offering working voltages of 100 V.

The new VJ automotive series devices are available in terminations with 100 % tin plate matte finish (VJ….31), and for hybrid applications the devices are available with a conductive epoxy assembly termination (VJ….34).

The capacitors released today are manufactured in Noble Metal Electrode Technology (NME) with a wet build process, and they are qualified according to AEC-Q200 with PPAP available on request. Typical applications for the devices will include sensors, engine/ignition control, boardnet management, power steering and active safety controls, and controls for doors, windows, and air conditioning.

The new VJ automotive series devices offer voltage ratings up to 100 V and a wide capacitance range of 330 pF to 27 nF. The VJ….31 / VJ….34 X8R MLCCs provide a temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of ± 15 % over the temperature range of -55 °C to +150 °C, and they are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.

Samples and production quantities of the VJ automotive series capacitors are available now, with lead times from 12 to 14 weeks.

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