Up to Double the Capacitance in a Traditional SMT Footprint

KemetKPSMouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is the first to stock the KEMET Power Solutions (KPS Series) MLCC Capacitors.

KEMET’s KPS series (KEMET Power Solutions) utilizes proprietary lead-frame technology to vertically stack one or two multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) into a single compact surface mount package. The attached lead-frame mechanically isolates the capacitor/s from the printed circuit board, therefore offering advanced mechanical and thermal stress performance. Isolation also addresses concerns for audible, microphonic noise that may occur when a bias voltage is applied.

A two chip stack offers up to double the capacitance in the same or smaller design footprint when compared to traditional surface mount MLCC devices.

Providing up to 10mm of board flex capability, KPS series capacitors are environmentally friendly and in compliance with RoHS legislation. Available in X7R dielectric, these devices are capable of Pb-free reflow profiles and provide lower ESR, ESL and higher ripple current capability when compared to other dielectric solutions.

Andy Kerr, Mouser Vice President of Passives, says, “The KEMET Power Solutions KPS Series MLCC Capacitors feature extremely low ESR and ESL when compared to other dielectric solutions. The space savings, combined with twice the capacitance, makes the KPS Series an ideal solution in commercial and automotive applications.”

Jeff Franklin, KEMET Ceramic Specialty Product Manager, is pleased to offer the KEMET Power Solutions MLCC Capacitors to Mouser. “Mouser’s design-engineer customers will appreciate the many advantages of the lead-free, RoHS compliant KPS Series. A non-polar capacitor, the KPS Series minimizes installation concerns and is available in X7R dielectric for thermal protection up to 125⁰C.”

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