It has been announced that AVX is now qualified to produce and supply MIL-PRF-123 capacitors at its corporate headquarters in South Carolina. Furthermore AVX has had its M123 Series ceramic chip capacitors added to the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) Qualified Parts List for MIL-PRF-123.
Available in both BX and BP dielectrics, the new MIL-qualified M123 Series surface mount, multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) provide proven, space level reliability solutions in a wide range of both general purpose and stability critical military and aerospace applications.
M123 Series capacitors made with EIA Class II BX dielectric materials deliver higher capacitance and dielectric constant than Class I (NP0/C0G) materials, but exhibit a predictable degree of varying capacitance under the influence of operating conditions including voltage, frequency, and temperature. They are also best suited for use in applications that employ blocking, coupling, bypassing, and frequency discriminating elements.
M123 Series capacitors made with EIA Class I BP dielectric materials exhibit stable electrical performance under conditions such as temperature, frequency, and time, and are suited for use in critical frequency applications, timing circuits, and other military and aerospace applications that require extreme stability.
Michael Conway, product marketing manager at AVX, stated: “Being qualified to produce and supply MIL-PRF-123 capacitors at our primary plant will allow us to better serve our military and aerospace customers, so we’re very pleased to have successfully fulfilled the requirements of the DLA’s rigorous qualification testing procedures.”