AVX has developed an 0603 case size
surface mount capacitor capable of supporting frequencies from 700 MHz
to well above 5 GHz. Designated the MLOC Series, the advanced organic RF
capacitors maintain high Q and high self-resonance while providing low
ESR values at high frequencies.
The capacitors, based on AVX's patented multilayer low loss
organic (MLO) technology, are polymer-based organic capacitors that use
high-conductivity copper interconnects in a multilayer fashion. The
ability to fabricate these components on large area substrates with
sophisticated laser direct imaging allows for improved cost benefits and
tolerance control. The end result is a low profile, low ESR and
high-performance RF capacitor.
In addition, the MLOC Series is expansion
matched to printed circuit boards to allow for improved reliability.
The RoHS-compliant RF capacitors are 50 VDC to 250 VDC rated with
capacitance values ranging from 0.1 pF to 2.5 pF with capacitance
tolerance to ± 0.02 pF. Available in 0603 case size with a 100% tin
finish, the MLOC Series features stable NPO characteristics with an
operating temperature range of -55 to +125°C. The MLOC Series surface
mount capacitors are well suited for use in RF power and low noise
amplifiers, filter networks, and MRI systems.