New Vishay Intertechnology SMD MLCCs Offer Lead (Pb) Bearing Termination Finishes

New Vishay Intertechnology SMD MLCCs Offer Lead (Pb) Bearing Termination FinishesImage courtesy of Vishay Intertechnology

MALVERN, PA — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) this week introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) with a lead (Pb)-bearing termination finish suitable for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and other space, military, and avionics applications requiring tin whisker mitigation. Operating temperatures can be as high as +150 °C.

The Vishay Vitramon VJ….32 Lead-Bearing Finish series offers a termination finish with a minimum lead (Pb) content of 4 %. Previously, the option for lead (Pb)-bearing termination finishes was reserved for more expensive Hi-Rel devices. The MLCCs released today provide designers with a cost-effective alternative for aerospace systems in which tin whiskers must be avoided but space-level reliability isn’t required.

Manufactured in noble metal electrode (NME) technology with a wet build process, the VJ….32 Lead-Bearing Finish series is available with C0G (NP0) and X7R dielectrics in five body sizes from 0402 to 1210. Devices with a C0G (NP0) dielectric feature low capacitance down to 1.0 pF, a temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of 0 ppm/°C ± 30 ppm/°C from -55 °C to +125 °C, and an aging rate of 0 % maximum per decade. X7R devices provide higher capacitance to 1.0 µF, TCC of ± 15 % from -55 °C to +125 °C, and an aging rate of 1 % maximum per decade.

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The MLCCs are qualified according to AECQ200 to provide designers with Automotive Grade reliability.

Device Specification Table:

Dielectric Case code Maximum
voltage (V)
Minimum Maximum
C0G (NP0) 0402 100 1.0 pF 220 pF
0603 200 1.0 pF 820 pF
0805 500 1.0 pF 3.9 nF
1206 630 1.0 pF 8.2 nF
1210 630 100 pF 12 nF
X7R 0402 100 120 pF 33 nF
0603 200 330 pF 150 nF
0805 200 330 pF 470 nF
1206 630 220 pF 1.0 µF
1210 630 390 pF 1.0 µF

The company states that samples and production quantities of the VJ….32 Lead-Bearing Finish MLCCs are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks.

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