High-voltage MLC capacitors, now in smaller SM case sizes

August 02, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Capacitor maker Kemet has added to its range of High voltage multilayer ceramic capacitors with the introduction of the EIA 0603 case size (1608 metric) with C0G temperature characteristics.

These devices are claimed to be the smallest of their kind and offer designers the ability to continue miniaturizing trends within their designs while still maintaining operating voltages up to 1,000 VDC. For example, in the 0603 case size and at 1000V rating, available capacitance values span 100 – 220 pF.

Kemet has also announced extended capacitance ranges in EIA 0805–1812 case sizes. Capacitance availability is now on average three times greater in devices with voltage ratings of 500, 630 and 1,000 VDC when compared to KEMET’s previous portfolio offerings.

By utilizing patented base metal electrode (BME) technology, the C0G High Voltage series provides improved stability with no capacitance change versus DC voltage and negligible capacitance change over temperature.

Kemet; www.kemet.com/high-volt-mlcc