ADVANCED CERAMIC CAPACITORS DELIVER LOW ESR PERFORMANCE FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, has developed RoHS-compliant medium-and high-voltage ceramic capacitors for high-current applications such as military, harsh environment power supplies, high-voltage coupling and DC-blocking.
For medium voltage (up to 500v), applications like input/output filtering in switchmode power supplies (SMPS), the SK Series provides a robust solution that has been specially designed to handle high currents and is suitable for commercial SMPS applications.
In higher voltage systems (up to 5Kv), the SV Series of high-voltage MLC radial capacitors has a very high capacitance value in a very small case size, such as 1.2uF in the SV17 package. The capacitor also exhibits low ESR at high frequencies and has low leakage characteristics. The unique design also offers a robust solution for today’s demanding applications.
The added advantage of both these capacitor families lies in a special internal design minimizing the electric field stresses within the MLC. This results in a significant reduction of partial discharge activity within the dielectric and has a major impact on the long-term reliability of the product.
Both versions are offered in COG and X7R dielectrics with Z5U for the SK only. The capacitors are conformally coated with high insulation resistance, high dielectric strength epoxy that eliminates the possibility of arc flashover.