Myrtle Beach, S.C. AVX Corp. has expanded its FLEXITERM series of capacitors with the addition of a high-voltage multi-layer chip capacitor (MLCC) for applications that require 600 to 3000 volts such as snubbers in high-frequency power converters, resonators in SMPS, and high-voltage coupling/DC blocking.
The FLEXITERM V+ capacitor also provides high value, low leakage and small size in a rugged package that will not crack under extreme board flexure or temperature cycle conditions. It also exhibits low equivalent series resistance (ESR) at high frequencies. FLEXITERM V+ is available in case sizes from 1206 to 2220 with voltages ranging from 600 to 3000 V.
FLEXITERM is a soft termination system that allows greater than two times the amount of board flexure when compared to standard termination systems, according to the company. It was developed as an additional flexible termination layer to ensure electrical integrity is maintained in the component when external forces are applied and to prevent failures in the system due to cracking.
The flexible termination is comprised of a conductive polymer layer that is plated with nickel and tin. Resistance to mechanical failure can be attributed to the technology's capability to reduce the transfer of mechanical stress exerted on the component body. With more than twice the resistance to board flexure and over three times the resistance to temperature cycle damage when compared to standard components, FLEXITERM V+ is designed so that the capacitors will not crack under extreme assembly or environmental conditions, said the company.
The FLEXITERM V+ capacitors are available in a RoHS-compliant matte tin finish and a tin-lead finish.
Pricing for the FLEXITERM V+ starts at $0.03. Delivery is from stock to 10 weeks.
AVX, 1-843-448-9411, www.avx.com