Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors feature two-chip stack design.

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Used in smoothing circuits, DC/DC converters, power supplies, and noise reduction circuit applications, Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors use lead-frame technology to vertically stack MLCCs in parallel configuration in single package. Available in EIA 1210 and 2220 case sizes, unit’s attached lead-frame mechanically isolates capacitors from circuit board. KPS “L” capacitors are used in defense, avionic and industrial applications.

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Kemet Introduces Commercial KPS MLCCs with Tin/Lead Termination for Defense and Avionic Applications

KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has announced the expansion of its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) product line to include a tin/lead termination option. Available in EIA 1210 and 2220 cases sizes, KPS “L” termination commercial capacitors allow designers to meet the needs of defense, avionic and industrial applications requiring a more robust termination system that helps mitigate tin whisker growth.

KPS utilizes a proprietary lead-frame technology to vertically stack one or two MLCCs in a parallel circuit configuration in a single compact surface mount package. The attached lead-frame mechanically isolates the capacitors from the printed circuit board, offering advanced mechanical and thermal stress performance. Isolation also addresses concerns for audible, microphonic noise that may occur when a bias voltage is applied. A two-chip stack offers up to double the capacitance in the same or smaller design footprint when compared to traditional surface mount MLCC devices.

Typical applications include smoothing circuits, DC/DC converters, power supplies, and noise reduction circuits with a direct battery or power source connection. KPS “L” capacitors are also ideal for any application that is subject to high levels of board flexure or temperature cycling.

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KEMET Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of electronic components that meet the highest standards for quality, delivery and service. The company offers its customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET’s corporate headquarters are in South Carolina; the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centres around the world. KEMET’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “KEM.” Additional information about KEMET can be found at

Contact details for publication:

KEMET Electronics GmbH,

Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 21, 86899

Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Tel: +49 8191-3350-0

Fax: +49 8191-3350-37



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