Knowles Announced Tiny High Voltage SLC

Knowles Precision Devices has expanded its line of single-layer vertical electrode (V Series) capacitors to include the 100nF V80 Bypass Capacitor. As RF and microwave systems require higher performance in a small footprint, designers and engineers need to get more out of every component, including capacitors. To meet these demands, the V80 is the first SLC to feature an operating voltage of 50V in .084” x .042” package. The closest competitor product at this size is only rated for 16V.

The V Series SLCs were designed to provide higher capacitance in a smaller footprint, especially compared to general purpose MLCCs. Additionally, SLCs impedance becomes lower at higher frequencies, which helps filter out noise and irregularities in the power line. The new V80 SLC is built on a proprietary Class II dielectrics that include capacitance that is 10X higher at 100nF.

The V80 SLC is the first bypass capacitor is ideal for high-frequency GaN and GaAs amplifier applications above 10MHz. Specific use cases within these applications may include DC blocking, RF bypassing, filtering, tuning, and coupling. It has been tested to maintain its performance at up to 40GHz. It is wire bondable, has a gold termination, is compatible with epoxy and AuSn solder attachments, has X7R temperature stability, and is RoHS compliant.

Knowles Precision Devices is represented and supported in Israel by Elina Electronic Engineering Group.

For more information contact Eng. Avi Elia, tel: +972-54-7532262