MLCC Reduces Space Constraints, Provides Enhanced ESR Characteristics
Thu, 02/10/2011 - 7:15am
AVX Corporation has developed what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC). Designated as the 0101 Series, the miniature MLCC was designed with well-established technologies to precisely control the material and process. Increasing vital board space in PA modules, front-end modules, IC packaging, mobile phones, and other applications where board space is a concern. The 0101 Series MLCC contributes 45 percent area reduction and 30 percent volume reduction compared to 0201 MLCCs, according to the company. These miniature devices provide nominal capacitance ratings of 1.0 pF to 22 pF and a rated voltage of 16 V in NPO, with an operating temperature range of -55ºC to + 125ºC. Also available in the X5R dielectric, the 0101 Series is RoHS-compliant.