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New Vishay Intertechnology RoHS-Compliant SMD MLCCs Deliver High Reliability for Automotive Applications

March 11, 2015
By Business Wire News


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new series of RoHS-compliant, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for automotive applications. Available with C0G (NP0), X7R, and X8R dielectrics in six body sizes ranging from 0402 to 1812, Vishay Vitramon VJ….31X RoHS Automotive series devices offer high voltages and high-temperature operation to +150 °C for increased reliability.

The MLCCs released today are manufactured in precious metal technology (PMT/NME) with a wet build process and robust design. Qualified according to AEC-Q200 with PPAP available on request, VJ….31X RoHS Automotive devices are optimized for automotive powertrain, chassis, lighting, and comfort electronics, in addition to industrial sensors. The MLCCs will be used in engine, steering, and headlight control units, battery and power management, and power supplies.

VJ….31X RoHS Automotive devices with a C0G (NP0) dielectric offer high voltages to 3000 VDC, low capacitance down to 1 pF, a temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of 0 ppm/°C ± 30 ppm/°C from -55 °C to +125 °C, and an aging rate of 0 % maximum per decade. Ideal for decoupling and filtering, X7R and X8R devices provide higher capacitance to 1.0 µF, voltages to 1000 VDC, TCC of ± 15 % from -55 °C to +125 °C (X7R) and +150 °C (X8R), and an aging rate of 1 % maximum per decade.

The MLCCs feature 100 % matte tin plate terminations and are available with polymer flexible terminations for additional protection against board flexure damage. The devices are halogen-free and compliant to ROHS and the automotive ELV (End of Life) directive beyond 2016.


Device Specification Table:




Case code


Max. voltage (V)







C0G (NP0) 0402   100   1.0 pF       220 pF
0603   200   1.0 pF       1.0 nF
0805   500   1.0 pF       3.9 nF
1206   630   1.0 pF       10 nF
1210   630   100 pF       12 nF
  1812   3000   12 pF       22 nF
X7R 0402   100   120 pF       47 nF
0603   200   330 pF       150 nF
0805   250   330 pF       470 nF
1206   1000   220 pF       1.0 µF
1210   630   390 pF       1.0 µF
  1812   630   10 nF       1.0 µF
X8R 0402   100   330 pF       6.8 nF
0603   100   470 pF       33 nF
0805   100   470 pF       100 nF
1206   50   1.0 nF       220 nF
  1210   50   10 nF       220 nF

Samples of the VJ….31X RoHS Automotive series are available now. Production quantities are available with lead times of 12 to 14 weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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