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KEMET Advances Capacitor Solutions for Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Power Systems

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that it is introducing expanded versions of its commercial and automotive grade High Voltage C0G Ceramic capacitors to meet the needs of the growing Wide Band Gap semiconductor trend. KEMET is now offering case sizes 2824, 3040, 3640, and 4540 to increase capacitance up to 150 nF with voltages up to 2,000 V. With a low profile and aspect ratio, these devices exhibit low inductance and ESR versus frequency allowing for very high ripple current capability.

AVX Releases Upgraded Simulation Software For Its Advanced SMPS MLCCs

Featuring new products, updated links to the latest datasheets on the new AVX website, & product photographs designed to help engineers better visualize product selections, SpiCALCI 10 simulates performance characteristics & parameters for AVX’s advanced SMPS MLCCs

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new version of its SpiCALCI simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its advanced switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to help electrical design engineers select the part that will best satisfy their application criteria. SpiCALCI 10, which replaces the previous version, features all of the new SMPS MLCCs that AVX has introduced over the past 18 months (many of which are sole-sourced), in addition to updated links to the latest datasheets on the new AVX website, and product photographs designed to help engineers better visualize product selections. Other new features include an enhanced part selection process that makes it easier to find a valid part, and the option to view and save the output information that is used to generate graphs.

Murata to introduce the world’s first 05025M size monolithic ceramic capacitor with a capacitance value of 1 μF

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the world’s first 05025M size (0.5 × 0.25 × 0.25 mm) monolithic ceramic capacitor with a capacitance value of 1 μF (X5R characteristics, 6.3 V rated voltage), and started mass production in April 2016.

Mobile electronics such as smartphones and wearable devices are becoming smaller, thinner, and more sophisticated. With these advancements, the number of components mounted on the substrate is increasing, driving the need for even smaller and thinner components. Accordingly, Murata increased the accuracy of its proprietary elemental technology and developed the world’s first 05025M size monolithic ceramic capacitor, thereby achieving a capacitance value of 1 μF (X5R characteristics*1, 6.3 V rated voltage) in the world’s smallest component volume. With this new capacitor, Murata will again contribute to the continuing miniaturization and sophistication of mobile electronics.

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