The MQ Series medical grade of MLCCs has been released by AVX Corporation. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation devices.
Available in several different dielectrics, case sizes, voltage and capacitance ratings, and termination options, the series also offers versatility.
Product Manager, AVX, Lizzie Geismar said: “AVX has a long history of providing advanced design, manufacturing, testing, and qualification services for the medical industry, and we’re proud to be an industry-leading developer and supplier of medically qualified MLCCs and other passive components.”
Geismar added: “We design all of our medical components with our customers in mind, and, as such, our MQ Series MLCCs provide medical device engineers with both the utmost reliability and design flexibility, enabling the next generation of electronic life support applications.”
MQ Series medical-grade MLCCs are available in eight EIA case sizes spanning 0402 to 2225, and four dielectric materials: NP0 (C0G), X7R, X7S, and X5R. Voltage ratings for the series range from 4-100V, capacitance values span 1pF to 100μF, and capacitance tolerances extend from 0.1pF to 30%. MQ Series capacitors are also available with four termination options: plated Ni/Sn, 60/40 Sn/Pb, 5% minimum Pb-plated solder, and gold plated.
NP0 (C0G), X7R, and X7S MQ Series MLCCs are rated for operating temperatures spanning, -55 to 125°C. Operating temperatures for X5R MQ Series MLCCs range from -55 to 85°C. MQ Series capacitors in 0402, 1210, 1812, 1825, and 2225 cases are compatible with reflow soldering, and 0603, 0805, and 1206 cases are compatible with both reflow and wave.