Caps Extended For COTS Applications

May 21, 2014
A line of COTS capacitors has been extended with new models covering values from 10 pF to 22 μF.

The APS series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications has been extended with the addition of high-temperature models. The APS Series MLCCs are available in six case sizes from 0603 to 2220; in six voltage ranges spanning 16 to 500 V; and with capacitance values from 10 pF to 22 μF.

They are available with four different dielectric materials (NP0, X7R, X8R, and X8L), three capacitance tolerances (±5%, ±10%, and ±20%), and a number of different termination choices. When tested to military-standard (MIL-STD) requirements, the capacitors exhibit a low failure rate of less than 1 ppb. They are suitable for applications in military, aviation, and telecommunications circuits.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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