New AY1 Series Capacitors Feature a Capacitance Ranging from 470 pF to 4700 pF

Press Release Summary:

  • Consist of a copper-plated ceramic disc with tinned copper-clad steel connection leads offering 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm diameters
  • Ability to withstand 85 / 85 / 1000 h biased humidity testing, 1000 temperature cycles from -55°C to +125°C
  • Available with straight leads with a spacing of 10 mm or 12.5 mm

Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology Launches Industry's First AEC-Q200 Qualified Ceramic Disc Capacitors for Class X1 / Y1 Applications

Malvern, Pa. — March 25, 2019 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors that are the industry's first such devices to offer AEC-Q200 qualification for Class X1 (760 VAC) / Y1 (500 VAC) applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.4.

For electric (EV), hybrid electric (HEV), and plug-in-electric vehicles (PHEV), Vishay BCcomponents AY1 series devices are optimized for AC line filtering and primary / secondary coupling in on-board chargers and DC/DC converters. With the ability to withstand 85 / 85 / 1000 h biased humidity testing, 1000 temperature cycles from -55 °C to +125 °C, and ten 10 kV pulses per polarity, the devices deliver high reliability for these applications.

AY1 series capacitors feature a capacitance range from 470 pF to 4700 pF, with tolerances of ± 20 %. The devices consist of a copper-plated ceramic disc with tinned copper-clad steel connection leads offering 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm diameters, and they are available with straight leads with spacing of 10 mm or 12.5 mm. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the components feature encapsulation made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

In parallel to the AY1, Vishay's existing AY2 series of Automotive Grade AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors has been extended with two new components offering capacitance to 6.8 nF and 10 nF, respectively. The industry's first such components to offer AEC-Q200 qualification for Class X1 (440 VAC) / Y2 (300 VAC) applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.4.

Device Specification Table:

Series - AY1

Ceramic class - 2

Ceramic dielectric - Y5U

Voltage (VAC) - 500/760

Min. capacitance (pF) - 470

Max. capacitance (pF) - 4700

Mounting - Radial

Samples and production quantities of the AY1 series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com

Editorial Contact:

Bob Decker

Redpines

Telephone: 1 415 409 0233

Email: bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

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