Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Level X7R base metal electrode (BME) multilayer ceramic capacitors from AVX for use in U.S. military and aerospace applications under the criteria of the S-311-P-838 specification. AVX is the first supplier of BME capacitors, part number G311P838, approved for use in U.S. space applications.
AVX’s space-level BME MLCCs provide the extremely high-reliability performance required by the space industry while also delivering higher capacitance values in significantly smaller case sizes, enabling reductions of board space, weight and component count, which directly translates into launch cost.
Featuring Flexiterm® terminations, AVX’s space-level X7R BME MLCCs also provide considerably enhanced resistance to mechanical stress by allowing for more board flexure than standard terminations, especially in large case sizes. Currently available in five case sizes spanning 0603 to 1812 and three capacitance tolerances (±5%, ±10%, and ±20%), the series is rated for 16–100V and 2.2nF to 8.2μF, and is ideal for I/O filtering and bulk storage in switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) in space and satellite communications, military defense and weapons, and radar systems.