Automotive grade MLCCs built for the most extreme automotive operating conditions

01-11-2017 | Vishay | Passives

Vishay Intertechnology has extended the operating temperature range of its HOTcap K…H series of Automotive Grade, radial-leaded MLCCs to +200C. The leaded MLCCs are now approved for operation over a temperature range of -55C to +200C for 500 hours, and they provide unlimited operation to +175C. The devices combine their high temperature performance with a wide capacitance range from 100pF to 1µF and low capacitance tolerances as tight as ±5%. Ideal for EMI filtering in sensors and DC motors in the most extreme automotive environments, the capacitors are equipped with a high reliability MLCC insert produced in a unique wet build process and featuring noble metal electrodes. AEC-Q200 qualified with PPAP available on request, the leaded MLCCs are more robust to mechanical stress and can withstand higher operating temperatures than SMD parts while saving space by eliminating the need for a PCB. Lead (Pb)-free, RoHS-compliant, and halogen-free, the capacitors offer a coating made of flame-retardant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

By Craig Dyball