Vishay Intertechnology Launches Industry’s First AEC-Q200 Qualified Ceramic Disc Capacitors for Class X1 / Y1 Applications
Optimized for AC line Filtering and Primary / Secondary Coupling in On-board Chargers and DC/DC Converters for Electric (EV), Hybrid Electric (HEV), and Plug-in-Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
MALVERN, Pa. — Mar. 25, 2019 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors that are the industry’s first such devices to offer AEC-Q200 qualification for Class X1 (760 VAC) / Y1 (500 VAC) applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.4.
For electric (EV), hybrid electric (HEV), and plug-in-electric vehicles (PHEV), Vishay BCcomponents AY1 series devices are optimized for AC line filtering and primary / secondary coupling in on-board chargers and DC/DC converters. With the ability to withstand 85 / 85 / 1000 h biased humidity testing, 1000 temperature cycles from -55 °C to +125 °C, and ten 10 kV pulses per polarity, the devices deliver high reliability for these applications.
AY1 series capacitors feature a capacitance range from 470 pF to 4700 pF, with tolerances of ± 20 %. The devices consist of a copper-plated ceramic disc with tinned copper-clad steel connection leads offering 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm diameters, and are available with straight leads with spacing of 10 mm or 12.5 mm. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the components’ encapsulation is made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.
In parallel to the AY1, Vishay’s existing AY2 series of Automotive Grade AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors has been extended with two new components offering capacitance to 6.8 nF and 10 nF, respectively. The industry’s first such components to offer AEC-Q200 qualification for Class X1 (440 VAC) / Y2 (300 VAC) applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.4.
Device Specification Table:
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Samples and production quantities of the AY1 series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks.
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.