AVX Corporation has introduced a new series of microwave MLCCs with near-pure silver (Ag) electrodes, which both enhance performance and mitigate cost. Exhibiting higher conductivity than competing non-precious metal RF capacitors, AVX’s new UQ Series MLCCs feature ultra-low ESR, high Q, high self-resonance and a capacitance range spanning 0.1pF to 1000pF. Ideal applications for the UQ Series include RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and MRI systems.
Lead-free and RoHS compliant, AVX’s high-performance UQ Series MLC RF capacitors are available in seven voltages, ranging from 50-500V, and in eight capacitance tolerances, ranging from ±0.1pF to ±20%. Competitively priced with other non-precious metal RF capacitors, the series is also available in six case sizes: 0605, 1210, 0709, 0402, 0603, and 0805, and with three termination styles: nickel barrier Sn/Pb (60/40), 100% tin and non-magnetic barrier/tin.
The series is rated for use in temperatures ranging from -55°C to +125°C.