Intertechnology Inc. has extended its VJ automotive series of surface-mount
multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for high-temperature automotive
board space, the VJ….31 / VJ….34 now offer a 0402 case size with an
X8R dielectric. In addition, the 0603 and 0805 case sizes featuring an X8R
dielectric have been enhanced, now offering working voltages of 100 V.
The new VJ
automotive series devices are available in terminations with 100 % tin plate
matte finish (VJ….31), and for hybrid applications the devices are available
with a conductive epoxy assembly termination (VJ….34).
capacitors are manufactured in Noble Metal Electrode Technology (NME) with a
wet build process, and they are qualified according to AEC-Q200 with PPAP
available on request. Typical applications for the devices will include
sensors, engine/ignition control, boardnet management, power steering and
active safety controls, and controls for doors, windows, and air conditioning.
automotive series devices offer voltage ratings up to 100 V and a wide
capacitance range of 330 pF to 27 nF. The VJ….31 / VJ….34 X8R MLCCs provide a
temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of ± 15 % over the temperature
range of -55 °C to +150 °C, and they are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.
and production quantities of the VJ automotive series capacitors are available
now, with lead times from 12 to 14 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at
$8 per 1,000 pieces.