AVX's new improved space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R multilayer ceramic surface-mount capacitors with new 200V PME MLCCs in 0805–2220 case sizes has been tested to the European Space Components Coordination’s (ESCC’s) stringent 3009 standard. This standard is widely used in space projects the world over, the ESCC QPL 3009 PME Series now delivers high reliability performance in voltage ratings spanning 25–200V, capacitance values spanning 4.7pF to 2.2µF, and 0805–2220 cases with ESA Variant 03, 06, and 07 terminations, depending on the dielectric.
Characteristics of the new and improved 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs provide critical PCB space savings and component weight reductions over stacked ceramic capacitors and performance improvements over 100V MIL-PRF capacitors in mil/aero applications including: space launchers, satellite communications, and power supplies
AVX Corporation manufactures and supplies passive components and interconnect solutions and as already mentioned has extended its space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R multilayer ceramic surface-mount capacitors with new 200V PME MLCCs in 0805–2220 case sizes. Compact, lightweight, and currently available with capacitance values spanning 330pF – 330nF, the new 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs deliver significant performance improvements over 200V MIL-PRF stacked ceramic capacitors and 100V MIL-PRF surface mount products in 100V circuits when space derating rules are applied, providing engineers with effective, high-reliability solutions ideal for use in challenging space and military applications, including: space launchers, satellite communications, and the input/output filtering lines of space power supplies.
Michael Conway, product marketing manager, advanced ceramic products at AVX said their new 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs provide space and military engineers with improved performance over both 200V MIL-PRF stacked ceramic and 100V surface mount capacitors before the 100V derating rules are applied, resulting in significant size and weight advantages.