Malvern, Pa. Vishay Intertechnology released the VJ series of surface-mount, open-mode design (OMD) multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) with available polymer terminations to prevent board flexure cracks. Offered in eight case sizes with X7R and C0G dielectrics, the new devices provide a wide range of capacitances and increased capacitor voltage breakdowns. The VJ series of OMD MLCCs are designed to prevent shorts or low insulation resistance due to board flexure cracks, reducing the risk of field failures. To further reduce the risk, the capacitors are available with polymer terminations, which increase board flex by as much as 50%.
Suited for applications including buck and boost dc-to-dc converters, voltage multipliers for flyback converters, and lighting ballast circuits, the devices will be used in lighting systems and power supplies for medical, computer, motor-control and telecommunications applications. The series features higher voltage breakdowns than standard designs, with voltage ranges from 50 Vdc to 3000 Vdc. The devices offer a capacitance range of 100 pF to 1.8 µF (with X7R dielectric) and 10 pF to 4700 pF (with C0G dielectric).
Availability: Samples available
Pricing: Begins at $0.06 each in 1,000-piece quantities
Data Sheet: VJC0G,VJX7R
Vishay Intertechnology, 402-563-6866, www.vishay.com