Ceramic Capacitors suit high-current applications.

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For medium voltage applications up to 500 V, SK Series is suitable for commercial SMPS applications. In voltage systems rated up to 5 kV, SV Series MLC radial capacitors exhibit low ESR at high frequencies and have low leakage characteristics. Capacitance value is 1.2 µF for SV17 package. Each RoHS-compliant series incorporates internal design that minimizes electric field stresses within MLC. Both versions are offered in COG and X7R dieletrics, with Z5U for SK only.



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Advanced Ceramic Capacitors Deliver Low ESR Performance for High-Voltage Applications



RoHS-compliant capacitors ideal for medium-and high-current applications...

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (March 20, 2006) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, has developed RoHS-compliant medium-and high-voltage ceramic capacitors for high-current applications such as military, harsh environment power supplies, high-voltage coupling and DC-blocking.

For medium voltage (up to 500v), applications like input/output filtering in switchmode power supplies (SMPS), the SK Series provides a robust solution that has been specially designed to handle high currents and is suitable for commercial SMPS applications.

In higher voltage systems (up to 5Kv), the SV Series of high-voltage MLC radial capacitors has a very high capacitance value in a very small case size, such as 1.2uF in the SV17 package. The capacitor also exhibits low ESR at high frequencies and has low leakage characteristics. The unique design also offers a robust solution for today's demanding applications.

"The added advantage of both these capacitor families lies in a special internal design minimizing the electric field stresses within the MLC," said Craig Hunter, AVX Strategic Marketing Manager. "This results in a significant reduction of partial discharge activity within the dielectric and has a major impact on the long-term reliability of the product."

Both versions are offered in COG and X7R dieletrics with Z5U for the SK only. The capacitors are conformally coated with high insulation resistance, high dielectric strength epoxy that eliminates the possibility of arc flashover.

Pricing typically starts at $1.25 for small volumes for both the SK and SV series with a lead time of stock to 12 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with 28 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 14 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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