Fountain Inn, S.C. ‒ AVX Corp. has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Extensively tested using many of the MIL-STD test methods as used in MIL-PRF-55681, the APS Series MLCCs exhibit an ultra-low field failure rate of <1ppb.
Now available in NP0, X7R, X8R, and X8L dielectrics, in addition to a wider capacitance range than MIL spec parts and a variety of case sizes, voltages, and termination finishes, the surface-mount MLCCs satisfy COTS requirements for higher capacitance/voltage (CV) and PCB space-savings. These capacitors can be used in military, aviation, and telecommunications applications.
The APS Series MLCCs are available in six case sizes from 0603 to 2220, six voltages from 16V to 500V, and capacitance values from 10 pF to 22 µF. They are also available in four dielectrics (NP0, X7R, X8R, and X8L), three capacitance tolerances (±5%, ±10%, and ±20%), and four terminations (plated NiSn, 5% minimum lead, and, for X7R MLCCs, and Flexiterm).
In addition to the various MIL-STD test methods used to ensure the series’ high-reliability <1ppb failure rate, APS Series capacitors also undergo AVX’s unique, in-house Maverick lot review system, which eliminates infant mortality failures, thermal shock testing, 85/85 testing, life testing at 125°C and two times the rated voltage, and 100% visual inspection. Packaged on 7” or 13” reels, each order comes with a COTS certificate of compliance (C of C).
Availability: Eight to 12 weeks.
Pricing: Available upon request.