Ceramic Capacitors are offered in 100 and 250 V models.

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Series CG Medium-High Voltage Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors include capacitance value/voltage range combinations of 0.1, 0.22, 0.47 and 1 µF at 100 V; and 0.01 and 0.1 µF at 250 V. Surface-mount units come in 0805, 1206, 1210, and 1812 case sizes. DC Bias characteristics minimize capacitance loss. Base metal (Nickel) internal and external electrodes extend component life. Applications include strobe and inverter circuits, base station equipment, and general telephone exchanges.

Original Press Release:

Taiyo Yuden Offers Medium-High (100-250V) Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors with Excellent DC Bias Characteristics

SCHAUMBURG, IL-October 10, 2002-Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. announces availability of its new CG Series of Medium-High Voltage Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC). Typical applications include strobe and inverter circuits, base station equipment, general telephone exchanges and other applications in the medium to high voltage (50V-250V) range. Due to the DC bias of any capacitor, capacitance value can degrade by as much as 50% as the operating voltage approaches the component's maximum rating. Taiyo Yuden's new 100V and 250V CG Series offers excellent DC Bias characteristics that minimize capacitance loss in medium-high voltage applications.

Taiyo Yuden's materials science expertise and high-precision multi-layering techniques also result in a number of other performance advantages. The CG Series' base metal (Nickel) internal and external electrodes extend component life and increase reliability. Compared to alternative technologies such as tantalum and aluminum electrolytic capacitors the CG Series capacitors have higher breakdown voltages and lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) which minimizes impedances at higher frequencies as well as reducing power loss and heat generation.

The surface-mount CG Series MLCCs provide a selection of five capacitance values in 0805, 1206, 1210 and 1812 case sizes. The series currently includes capacitance value/voltage range combinations of: 0.1uF, 0.22uF, 0.47uF and luF at 100V; and 0.01uF and 0.1uF at 250V. Under development and expected to be ready during 2003 are 0.022uF, 0.047uF, 0.1uF and 2.2uF at 100V, 0.22uF and 0.47uF at 250V, and 0.047uF, 0.1uF and 0.22uF at 630V.

For further information on the CG Series Medium-High Voltage MLCCs, contact Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. or visit the company web site at www.t-yuden.com

Price:        From $0.13 each in OEM quantities
Availability: Now (100V and 250V parts only)
Delivery: Consult Factory

Now in its 51st year, Tokyo-based Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. is a worldwide manufacturer of surface mount and leaded passive components, power electronics modules and power supplies. With approximately 50% of the worldwide market in high-frequency multilayer chip inductors used in cellular phone applications, Taiyo Yuden reports annual sales of nearly US $1.6B. Worldwide, Taiyo Yuden employs more than ten thousand people, and the company's North American affiliate, Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc., operates sales and engineering offices in: Chicago, IL; Raleigh, NC; Irving, TX; San Jose, CA; and San Diego County.

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