With increased requirements from the automotive industry for additional
component robustness, AVX recognized the need to produce aMLCC with
enhanced mechanical strength.It was noted that many components may be
subject to severe flexing and vibration when used in various under the hood
automotive and other harsh environment applications.
To satisfy the requirement for enhanced mechanical strength, AVX had to find
away of ensuring electrical integrity is maintained whilst external forces are
being applied to the component.It was found that the structure of the
termination needed to be flexible and after much research and development,
AVX launched FLEXITERM®.FLEXITERM®is designed to enhance the
mechanical flexure and temperature cycling performance of astandard
ceramic capacitor with an X7R dielectric.The industry standard for
flexure is 2mm minimum.Using FLEXITERM®,AVX provides up to
5mm of flexure without internal cracks.Beyond 5mm, the capacitor
will generally fail “open”.
As well as for automotive applications FLEXITERM®will provide Design
Engineers with asatisfactory solution when designing PCB’s which may be
subject to high levels of board flexure.
MLCC with FLEXITERM®
High Flexure Stress Circuit Boards
•e.g. Depanelization: Components near edges
Variable Temperature Applications
•Soft termination offers improved reliability per-
formance in applications where there is tem-
•e.g. All kind of engine sensors: Direct
connection to battery rail.
•Excellent mechanical performance and
thermo mechanical performance.
•High mechanical performance able to withstand, 5mm bend test
•Increased temperature cycling performance, 3000 cycles and beyond.
•Flexible termination system.
•Reduction in circuit board flex failures.
•Base metal electrode system.
•Automotive or commercial grade products available.
HOW TO ORDER
Z = 10V
Y = 16V
F =X8R 2 Sig Digits +
Number of Zeros
e.g., 104 =100nF
J = ±5%*
AVX LD Series
5 C 104 KA Z 2 A
Style Voltage Dielectric Capacitance Capacitance Failure Terminations Packaging Special Code
0603 6 =6.3V C =X7R Code (InpF) Tolerance Rate Z =FLEXITERM®2 = 7"reel A = Std.Product
A=Commercial For FLEXITERM® 4 = 13" reel
NOTE: Contact factory for availability of Tolerance Options for Specific Part Numbers.