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Vishay Intertechnology’s 440L Series AC-Line-Rated Ceramic Disc Capacitors Save Space With Extended Capacitance to 20 nF
MALVERN, Pa. — May 19, 2016 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended the capacitance range of its 440L series of AC-line-rated ceramic disc capacitors. Designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (760 VAC) and Class Y1 (500 VAC) applications in accordance to IEC 60384-14, 4th edition, the Vishay Cera-Mite devices are the industry’s first to offer capacitance up to 20 nF.
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 meters, 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 20 nF capacitors released today consist of two silver-plated ceramic discs with tinned copper connection leads offering 0.81 mm diameters. 440L series devices are available with radial kinked or straight leads with spacing of 9.5 mm. 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 now. Production quantities will be available in Q2 2016, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.
Vishay manufactures one of the world’s largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that
are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace,
and medical markets. Serving customers worldwide, Vishay is The DNA of tech.TM Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH). More on Vishay at www.vishay.com.