Knowles provides new range of cost effective MLC capacitors

Knowles Capacitors has unveiled a new range of cost effective MLC capacitors designed for a variety of designs, including demanding applications. From the company’s Syfer Technology facility outside Norwich the PSL range of MLCCs has been manufactured using Syfer’s unique screen printing process and is suitable for power supplies, DC-DC converters, LED lighting, and other demanding applications.

Features include C0G and X7R dielectric options; a capacitance range from 220pF to 1.5µF, temperature range up to 125ºC, rated voltages of 50V to 2kV and full compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives and lead-free solders.

Where high capacitance & high voltage is required, the PSL range can offer a cost effective solution for a variety of applications, in case sizes from 0805 to 2220. Manufactured in higher volumes to optimize production efficiencies, these standard components offer an economic solution for reasonable MOQs.

The PSL range is also qualified to AEC-Q200 to meet demands from the automotive and other industries offering further reassurance as to product quality and suitability for rugged applications.

Whilst MLCCs are one of the most reliable components for surface mount applications, they can be vulnerable to cracks when affected by PCB movement, most often during the PCB assembly process. The resulting damage may not manifest itself immediately but could lead to field failure.  Syfer’s unique field-proven FlexiCap polymer termination is selectable across the whole PSL range and allows for more ‘bend’ and flexibility in board design.

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