Knowles Precision Devices manufactures a range of X7R MLC capacitors to suit a variety of applications. Available in 0402 to 8060 chip sizes with capacitance values up to 22uF as standard.
MLCCs are widely used in electronic circuit design for a multitude of applications. Their small package size, technical performance and suitability for automated assembly makes them the component of choice for the specifier. However, despite the technical benefits, ceramic components are brittle and need careful handling on the production floor. In some circumstances they may be prone to mechanical stress damage if not used in an appropriate manner. Board flexing, depanelization, mounting through hole components, poor storage and automatic testing may all result in cracking. Careful process control is important at all stages of circuit board assembly and transportation - from component placement to test and packaging. Any significant board flexing may result in stress fractures in ceramic devices that may not always be evident during the board assembly process. Sometimes it may be the end customer who finds out - when equipment fails!
|Knowles Precision Devices|
|Product Name||SMD Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor, Standard and High Voltage|
|Configuration / Form Factor||Chip Capacitor|
|Applications||Aerospace; Automotive; Military, Industrial and Commercial Electronics|