MLCC Component Arrays come in monolithic SMT packaging.

Press Release Summary:

Cap-Rack(TM) (CR) series combines custom selection of individual ceramic components, separated by high-temperature epoxy, into one surface-mount package. Components in each CR array can consist of highly matched MLCCs and/or combination of MLCCs with dissimilar capacitance values and dielectrics. Arrays can also be configured to include passive devices such as ceramic resistors and inductors. Offered in groupings up to 8 chips, arrays reduce PCB area requirements through chip orientation.

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Announcing NOVACAP Cap-Rack(TM) Arrays in Monolithic Surface-Mount Packaging

Patented packaging technique offers exceptional performance and flexibility, reduces total pc board footprint and speeds manufacturing when compared to discrete components

VALENCIA, Calif.-- July 10, 2008 -- NOVACAP , a Dover Company (TSE: DOV), introduces the Cap-Rack(TM) series of component arrays that combine a custom selection of individual ceramic components into a single surface-mount package. Components in each Cap-Rack (CR) array can consist of highly matched multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and/or a combination of MLCCs with dissimilar capacitance values and dielectrics. They also can be configured to include other passive devices (ceramic resistors and inductors). CR assemblies are particularly suited to high-reliability applications including implanted medical devices and military, aerospace, space and high-end telecom equipment.

The key features of the CR series include:

Negligible Cross-Talk -- Components are separated by high-temperature epoxy to minimize coupling.

Choice of Passive Component Combinations -- Designers can choose capacitors of the same dielectric type with precise capacitance matching or capacitors of different dielectric types (NPO, X7R), as well as other passive component types (inductors, resistors).

Board Process-Efficiency Improvements -- Multiple component placement in a single processing step; unique chip orientation reduces board area by utilizing smaller chip pads compared to standard single-chip placement.

MIL PRF Screening -- As an option, individual components can be screened prior to assembly.

Cap-Rack arrays are available in various chip-size groupings up to eight chips. For more information, please go to:

Price: From $2.00 to $4.00 each depending on customer requirements
Availability: Now
Delivery: 12 to 16 weeks dependent on level of testing, ARO.

To contact NOVACAP about products, please go to:

NOVACAP, a Dover company, with headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities in Valencia, California, specializes in application-specific multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) and capacitor assemblies for aerospace/avionics, medical, oil exploration, military and defense, power conversion, and telecommunications. NOVACAP products range from 0402 surface-mount devices to large, high-voltage units (up to 20 kV) and high-temperature (200°C) devices. NOVACAP is a preferred vendor in many high-performance applications including medical implantable and life support systems, detonation circuitry, oil exploration devices, photoflash, laser, power interruption and power storage modules.

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