AVX's Miniature, High CV Stacked Capacitors Reduce Component Count and Shrink Board Space



AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded on its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors series, TurboCap(TM), to include miniature versions. The miniature TurboCap Series features a unique double-stacked construction -- vertically and horizontally stacked capacitors to provide high CV values, low ESR values, high current carrying capacity and excellent high frequency performance. The rugged devices are also mechanically robust. "Utilizing state-of-the-art BME technology, the TurboCap Series stacked capacitors enable designers to reduce their component count, shrink board space and maintain the benefits of ceramics such as low ESR/ESL, ability to withstand transients and the ability to handle large amounts of power in an efficient and compact package," said Connie Houghtaling, product manager at AVX. The miniature TurboCap Series capacitors are available in an X7R dielectric and feature a voltage range of 50V to 100V with a capacitance value of 100uf. The stacked capacitors are ideal for DC/DC converters, hybrid vehicles, military/COTS Plus power supplies, medical electronics equipment, industrial equipment, telecom and alternate energy applications. The expanded TurboCap Series capacitors are assembled using AVX's industry proven lead frame technology, which places the ceramic up off the board and dramatically reduces cracking issues as well as susceptibility to shock and vibrations. Delivery: 8-12 weeks. For more information, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 864-967-9392; or on the Web at www.avx.com