Vishay Intertechnology has revealed that it has extended the capacitance range of its 440L series of AC-line-rated ceramic disc capacitors. The Vishay Cera-Mite devices are geared to deliver to high reliability for Class X1 (760 VAC) and Class Y1 (500 VAC) applications in accordance to IEC 60384-14, 4th edition and are the industry's first to offer capacitance up to 20nF, stated the company.

[Vishay 440L series]

With their high capacitance range, 440L series capacitors save board space in antenna coupling, line bypass, across-the-line, and RFI filtering applications for power and smart metres, lighting ballasts and consumer products. Featuring C0G, U2J, P3K, R3L, X7R and Y5U ceramic dielectrics, the devices feature tolerances down to ±10% and operate over a temperature range of -30°C to 125°C.

The 20nF capacitors consist of two silver-plated ceramic discs with tinned copper connection leads offering 0.81mm diameters. 440L series devices are available with radial kinked or straight leads with spacing of 9.5mm. RoHS-compliant, the capacitors' encapsulation is made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

Samples of the extended 440L series are available. Production quantities will be available in 2Q16, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.