SMT Ceramic Capacitors suit low profile applications.

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With insulation resistance at 100,000 MW minimum, ESL of 164 pH, and ESR of 75.6 mW, UT Series ultra thin ceramic capacitors are designed for use in smart cards, high-density SIM cards, and memory modules. Incorporating chemical termination system for repeatable termination thickness and dimensions, parts can be produced that measure just 0.3 mm high with capacitance value of 10 nF and voltage rating of up to 25 V.

Original Press Release:

AVX Develops Ultra-Thin 0402 Surface Mount Ceramic Capacitors for Low Profile Applications

New parts retain voltage and capacitance performance of thicker parts...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 2, 2009) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components, has developed a series of ultra thin ceramic capacitors targeted at applications where low profile is vital, such as smart cards, high-density SIM cards, and memory modules. Designated the UT Series, the ultra-thin parts have the same footprint as 0402 devices, but are only as thick as conventional 0201 products. In addition, the advanced capacitors retain the same voltage and capacitance ratings as the standard 0402 capacitors.

Featuring a novel chemical termination system that allows very precise and highly repeatable termination thickness and dimensions, parts can be produced that measure just 0.3mm high with a capacitance value of 10nF and a voltage rating of up to 25V. Operating temperature is -55 to +85degC. Insulation resistance is 100 000MW minimum. ESL is 164pH; ESR is 75.6mW.

"Our customers have recognized the dimensional benefits that our patented termination process brings," said Radim Uher, AVX Product Marketing Manager. "These new ultra-thin ceramic capacitors suit applications anywhere the thickness of components is major hurdle in the design. Later we also expect to introduce even thinner 0.15mm devices for embedding within PCBs, saving even more space."

Pricing typically starts at $0.05 each in quantity of 100K with a typical lead time of eight weeks.

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AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 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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