Charcroft Electronics achieve AS 9120 Certification!

Charcroft Electronics are today celebrating the achievement of the AS9120 Certification - thank you to all our staff for all your hard work in obtaining this fantastic achievement!


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New Kemet Products

Kemet have released the following new products. For further information please contact our sales team, who will be happy to help!

Kemet Aluminum Electrolytic - More Info

  • Press-Fit Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors ALF40 and ALF20

Kemet Ceramic - More Info

  • High Reliability Surface Mount Capacitors, MIL-PRF-32535 (C0G and BP Dielectrics)
  • High Reliability Surface Mount Capacitors, MIL-PRF-32535, 4 – 50 VDC (X7R Dielectric)

Kemet Film and Paper - More Info

  • Power Film Capacitors C4AQ Automotive Grade for DC Link & PCB Applications
  • C4AF, Radial, 2 or 4 Leads, 250 – 400 VAC, for Harsh Environment AC Filtering (Automotive Grade)

NEW PRODUCT: KONNEKT U2J for High-Efficiency, High-Density Power Applications (Commercial Grade)


TKEMET's U2J KONNEKT surface mount capacitors are designed for high-efficiency and high-density power applications. KONNEKT utilizes an innovative Transient Liquid Phase Sintering (TLPS) material to create a leadless multi-chip solution. When combined with KEMET’s ultrastable U2J dielectric, KONNEKT enables a low-loss, lowinductance package capable of handling extremely high ripple currents in the hundreds of kilohertz. U2J is an extremely stable Class I dielectric material that exhibits a negligible shift in capacitance with respect to voltage and a predictable and linear change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature, with minimal aging effect. Capacitance change is limited to –750 ±120 ppm/°C from –55°C to +125°C. U2J KONNEKT can also be mounted in a low-loss orientation to further increasing its power handling capability. The low-loss orientation lowers ESR (Effective Series Resistance) and ESL (Effective Series Inductance) which increases ripple current handling capability.


  • Extremely high-power density and ripple current capability
  • Extremely low equivalent series resistance (ESR)
  • Extremely low equivalent series inductance (ESL)
  • Operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C
  • No capacitance shift with voltage
  • Low noise
  • Surface mountable using standard MLCC reflow profiles
  • Low-loss orientation option for higher current handling capability
  • RoHS compliant and Pb-free


  • Wide bandgap (WBG), silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) systems
  • Data centers
  • LLC resonant converters
  • Switched tank converters
  • Wireless charging systems
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Power converters
  • Inverters
  • DC link
  • Snubber

Product Documentation

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An expanded Knowles Precision Devices makes a return to Electronica 2018.

Two years of innovating product lines and expansion through acquisitions sees a re-branded Knowles Precision Devices return to Electronica 2018 on stand B6 336. As a premier global source for MLC & SLC Capacitors, RF & Microwave Components, EMI Filters, Trimmer, non-magnetic components and advanced dielectric materials, Knowles PD will be on hand to discuss the extension of many MLCC lines, including the 250 HiT range for automotive under-hood applications and their much-expanded range of trimmer products.

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New Product: HA72L Moulded, Surface-Mount Inductor


The HA72L series of moulded inductors have been designed with the latest composite moulded core materials to maximise inductance, temperature performance and saturation current while minimising DC resistance and physical size. The result is a compact, surface mount component that operates in demanding environments with saturation currents up to 80 amps.


  • Operating temperature range – 55°C to +155°C
  • Ambient temperature, maximum +115°C
  • Temperature rise, 40°C
  • RoHS compliant
  • AEC-Q200 certified

Product Documentation

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WDBR-UL series is a thick film on steel power resistor with UL recognition. It has been developed based on the existing WDBR product which itself has been successfully used in the field for over ten years. The creepage and clearances and power ratings have been assessed in accordance with the requirements of UL508.

Our Advantage

For circuit designers who need to design UL approved systems containing power resistors in highly compact enclosed assemblies with heatsink-based thermal management, we provide WDBR-UL which provides a far lower volume solution than competing encased wirewound products and a faster route to safety certification.


  • Low profile allows space-saving integration which is not possible with bulky wirewound alternatives
  • UL recognition eases the compliance burden for UL approved end uses

Market Segments

  • Industrial


  • Motor drive invertors
  • Dynamic braking, inrush current limiting, snubber
  • Electronic assembly heater Element
  • Over-voltage protection in wind turbines


  • UL508 certified – UL file E238661
  • Ultra-low profile – thickness <2mm
  • Rated power up to 1.4kW
  • Overload power up to 13kW
  • Isolation to 2.5kV
  • 12R to 150R in 5 size options

Product Documentation

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KPD’s Syfer brand increase AEC-Q200 product offering


Automotive is one of the strongest growing markets for electronic components worldwide. AEC-Q200 compliant components are consistently being designed into automotive systems such as EV power train and battery management, infotainment, engine control, air bags, lighting and more. The demand for ‘off-the-shelf”, yet highly rugged devices is expanding fast, and in many cases outstripping supply. Not so at Knowles Precision Devices (KPD) where product development is not only keeping pace with Automotive designers, but production capacity is being ramped up.


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OP207CL: High-Powered 7mm IR LED Emitter


  • Only 7mm spot size in the industry today!
  • Parallel beam uniformity
  • Homogeneous light
  • Ideal for encoder applications
  • Low-profile surface mount configuration
  • Near IR-LED wavelengths


  • High-powered IR LED designed for incremental or absolute encoder applications
  • 7mm spot diameter with uniform distribution
  • High-power output with parallel rays
  • Collimated, narrow beam with excellent coupling efficiency
  • Small, surface mount footprint L 9.9mm x W 9.9mm x H 6.3mm


  • Incremental linear and rotary encoders
  • Optical sensors switches
  • Long range light barriers
  • Optical scanning and edge sensing
  • Automatic control systems
  • Collimated light emission applications
  • Security systems

Product Documentation

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Charcroft signs exclusive UK and Ireland distribution & representation agreement with NEXEYA, French industrial group offering products and services to aerospace, defence, space and critical industrial markets.

Designed for Direct Mounting on a Heatsink, Device Offers Industry-High Power Dissipation and Improved Pulse Handling Capability.

  • Exclusive franchise/representation agreement expands Charcroft’s existing portfolio
  • Supports customers in the UK and Ireland with a specialist distribution partner

Charcroft Electronics Ltd., – a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications – has signed an exclusive UK and Ireland franchised distributor and representation agreement with NEXEYA, manufacturer and consultant for a comprehensive range of validation & test, command & control, power-conversion and space systems.

Charcroft Director, Debbie Rowland, explains; “This exclusive UK and Ireland agreement for with NEXEYA enables us to expand and develop our existing portfolio of products & services for Space, Rail, Aerospace and Military applications. It will provide customers with greater choice and enable our Sales Team to offer a more complete solution.”

NEXEYA provide consulting, design, manufacture, & support services to specialized, high-criticality systems. They are experts in verification and validation (V&V) processes and test systems used in production and maintenance environments; monitoring & telemetry for harsh environments; display & detection equipment for radar, video and laser-systems; power conversion covering: DC-DC, SMPS, programmable power, inverters, chargers and intelligent motor control systems - for ground-based, on-board or embedded applications.

Also at the cutting edge of mission-management (C4S, ISR) systems, offering performance and safety for mission-critical systems, together with full-simulation capabilities for active scenario training. As one of the largest manufacturers of space-subsystems in Europe, NEXEYA has complete capability and experience ranging from platforms & payloads for modular nanosatellites to long-mission length geostationary and full satellite constellations.

NEXEYA offer key products, capability & services with extended life support and high value support services into a range of mission critical applications.

Vist our Nexeya webpage

Reduces Component Counts, Costs

Designed for Direct Mounting on a Heatsink, Device Offers Industry-High Power Dissipation and Improved Pulse Handling Capability.

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KPD brand Novacap demonstrates over 20 years of supplying capacitors for medical applications


As the global life expectancy continues to get longer, the demand for electronic medical implantable devices is growing. The increasing number of geriatrics suffering from degenerative and cardiovascular diseases is expected to be the primary growth driver in the implant market, forcing the electronics industry to advance at comparable rates to the improvements seen in the health care sector. Mark Skoog, Hi-Rel Product Manager of Knowles Precision Devices (KPD), explores.


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Euroquartz Charcroft
  • Franchise agreement expands Charcroft’s range of high-reliability products
  • Charcroft to provide a preferred route for many customers
  • Supports customers in the UK and Ireland with a specialist distribution partner
  • Fully franchised for entire range of products

Charcroft Electronics Ltd., - a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications - has signed a UK distribution franchise agreement with Euroquartz Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of quartz crystals, oscillators, filters and frequency-related products to the electronics manufacturing industry world-wide.

Charcroft Director, Debbie Rowland, explains; “The addition of the Euroquartz product range is a natural extension to our existing portfolio of Defence, Space-grade and high-reliability products. It will provide customers with greater choice and enable our Product Specialists to offer a more complete solution for Space, Aerospace and Defence systems.”

Euroquartz has several specialist product areas, particularly in the design and manufacture of custom electronic filters, high reliability oscillators for defence related applications and radiation tolerant oscillators for high-altitude aerospace and space satellite applications.

With in-house product specialists and a UK based Sales team on hand to support customers, Charcroft will be providing a preferred route to Euroquartz for many customers. Combined with Euroquartz’ assistance with design, production and logistic operations, and support for new technology applications and major product updates, Euroquartz customers have the benefit and security of experienced designers and production engineers who know the frequency control product range assisting them.


“The rate of component obsolescence has increased over the last 15 years”, says Steve Hopwood, Senior Application Engineer at Knowles Precision Devices (KPD). “Component manufacturers are discontinuing more part numbers per year for a variety of reasons, including manufacturing changes, changes in die dimensions and other technology changes.”

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KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced its first 150°C Automotive KO-CAP capacitor. The T599 KO-CAP High Humidity/High Temperature Performance Polymer series delivers stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions.

Building on the success of the T598 series, KEMET further refined the design, materials and manufacturing to ensure T599 delivers higher stability and endurance under harsh conditions. T599 capacitors pass 1,000 hours of humidity bias testing under 85°C with 85% relative humidity at rated voltage, and endurance testing at 150°C up to 1,000 hours, rendering it the only 150°C AEC-Q200 qualified polymer electrolytic capacitor available today.

“Since 2015, T598 capacitors have offered engineers a breakthrough in high capacitance, low ESR and long lifetime with full AEC-Q200 qualification,” said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “Over the last two years, designers have utilized polymer electrolytic capacitors in space-constrained or high-performance applications. Now that KO-CAPs meet both 150°C and AEC-Q200 guidelines, automotive engineers can incorporate these innovative devices into powertrain designs.”

Qualification is compliant with AEC-Q200 guidelines and parts are manufactured in an ISO TS 16949 certified plant. T599 is also available for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Part Submission Warrant (PSW) and change control notification.


Medical and military applications where a high capacitance value is required should consider the Novacap branded MLCCs from Knowles Precision Devices (KPD).

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Dr. Alexander Teverovsky of ASRC Federal Space and Defense has concluded that the design of the T22 wet tantalum capacitor is robust enough for space applications. His “Evaluation of Series T22 Wet Tantalum Capacitors” was recently published and is available at the following link. The work was performed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and includes both a design review and electrical and mechanical evaluations.

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Charcroft Electronics and MTM Power are to exhibit at Rail Live 2018, you can visit them on Stand W74.

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AEM, a world leading SMD fuses producer, introduces its new F1206HC series fuses with compact 1206size at 35VDC rated voltage, which is the smallest device at this voltage rating on the market. The current rating of F1206HC fuse is from 10A to 40A.

Typical applications include:

  • Multi-cell lithium battery pack
  • Brush-less DC motor driver circuits
  • Switches, Routers, servers and storage systems, GPU board, etc.

“The customers of the lithium battery powered devices like handheld power tools and handheld/robotic vacuum are asking for higher power and longer run-time per charge, at the same time, lighter and smaller size.” says Dr. Liwu Wang, the business development director of AEM, “the new F1206HC series comes with 35VDC which can be used in the devices with up to 8-cell battery packs. It can help design engineer to meet the customer demands of higher power/voltage rating, small compact size and light weight.”

The key features of the F1206HC series are

  • Current rating 10 to 40A at 35VDC rated voltage
  • Compact 1206 size with footprint of 3.2mm x 1.6mm
  • Low DC resistance reduces heat dissipation which is critical in high power applications

F1206HC series is available in tape and reel format with 3000 pcs per reel.

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  • New line-card identifies specialist components for different sectors
  • Simplifies design-in and procurement for COTS, high-reliability and release parts
  • Components are backed by specialist support and full quality documentation
  • Line-card introduces new company strapline, Charcroft: Challenge Accepted

Charcroft Electronics Ltd., - a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications - has published a new line-card highlighting specialist components for use in sectors where reliability and precision are critical.

The line-card provides a guide for engineers and buyers to design-in and source COTS, high-reliability and sector-approved components which are suitable for use in the following industries: avionics, high-end audio, industrial, instrumentation, defence, oil and gas, rail and space.

“The combination of the new line-card, with expert support from field-based product specialists and comprehensive quality documentation, will help engineers and buyers to simplify the design process from component selection to volume production,” explains Debbie Rowland, Director, Charcroft Electronics.

The line-card is also the first literature to introduce a new corporate strapline, Charcroft: Challenge Accepted. The strapline was suggested by Beverley Turner, Sales Support, following a competition within Charcroft’s employees to find a phrase which encapsulates the company’s key differentiator within the market.

The range of devices presented in the line-card covers passives, electromechanical, opto-electronic, RF and microwave components, as well as magnetics, power supplies, sensors and high-reliability semiconductors. The line-card also outlines components which operate at the extremes of temperature, power, voltage, current and precision.

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  • Franchise agreement expands Charcroft’s range of Space-grade components
  • Supports customers in the UK and Ireland with a specialist distribution partner
  • Range covers high-reliability ferrite chips and the industry’s only QPL-listed solid-body, current-limiting fuses

Charcroft Electronics Ltd., - a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications - has signed an exclusive distribution franchise agreement with AEM Inc., a manufacturer of high-reliability fuses and ferrite chips for Space and other mission-critical applications.

“This agreement gives customers throughout the UK and Ireland access to a specialist, quality-driven distribution partner,” explains AEMs’ Howard Ingleson, European Sales Manager. “Charcroft’s knowledge-based distribution model delivers the technical and commercial expertise that customers in the Space and Defence industries need to operate in these very complex and critical markets.”

Charcroft Director, Debbie Rowland, adds; “The addition of the AEM product range is a natural extension to our existing portfolio of Space-grade and high-reliability products. It will provide customers with greater choice and enable our Product Specialists to offer a more complete solution for Space-grade systems.”

AEM’s range includes the only solid body, current-limiting fuses with QPL listing and high-reliability ferrite chip beads designed for applications in which replacement is not an option. These components are used extensively in military and commercial satellites and in manned space vehicles.

Additionally, AEM offers a unique Tin Whisker Mitigation process which provides Sn-Pb terminations for RoHS-exempt applications. Gold-plated terminations are provided for RoHS-compliant applications. The components can also be up‐screened to meet the most stringent reliability specifications.

Exxelia MIL 39006

Two new ranges of wet tantalum capacitors qualified to MIL 39006/22 and MIL 39006/25.

Exxelia has received the M-Level (1.0%/1000h) MIL-PRF-39006/22 and MIL-PRF-39006/25 qualifications approval for its new ranges of wet tantalum capacitors.

MIL 39006/22 and MIL 39006/25 respectively equivalent to CLR79 and CLR81 types feature hermetically sealed cylindrical tantalum cases and axial leads. Both ranges are available in all cases: T1, T2 T3 and T4 with extended capacitance and voltage ratings. MIL39006/22 is qualified for voltages from 6V to 125V and provides from 1200μF @ 6V to 56μF @ 125V. MIL 39006/25 is qualified for voltages from 25V to 125V and provides from 680μF @ 6V to 82 μF @ 125V. Both ranges combine high energy density with large temperature ranges -55°C up to 125°C and are available with H vibration and shocks features.

These state-of-art MIL-qualified wet tantalum capacitors are widely used in avionics applications where high performance and extreme reliability are required. Performance highlights compared to solid tantalum capacitors include more capacitance, higher ripple currents, lower ESR and lower dc-leakage current.

“These new ranges introduction leverages our decades of experience in providing high-reliability capacitors for the Military market, and proves Exxelia’s ability to reach the most demanding specifications in terms of product development”, states Exxelia Sales & Marketing VP, Jérôme Tabourel, “We are proud to be part of the few MIL-qualified manufacturers of tantalum capacitors, our flexibility and advantageous lead times will bring new supply perspectives.”

MIL39006/22 and MIL39006/25 are available for order now.


KEMET Corporation has expanded its electrostatic discharge (ESD) rated ceramic capacitor series into a complete product portfolio. Automotive and commercial grades are now available in EIA 0402, 0603, 0805 and 1206 case sizes with voltage ratings of 16 to 250 VDC. These devices provide miniaturization and enhanced flexibility to optimize ESD suppression, RF filtering, blocking, sensing, and circuit protection.

The product portfolio offers additional case sizes, voltage ranges, capacitance values and ESD ratings with more options for a wider variety of customer applications. Design engineers can choose either X7R or C0G dielectric for circuits requiring Class-II or Class-I stability and noise performance with the ability to design to given ESD criteria per the Human Body Model (HBM) AEC-Q200-002.

ESD events may cause undesirable operation in a circuit and possible damage due to human contact, which is a major cause of electronic equipment failures during circuit assembly or in the field. These issues are estimated to reduce assembly-line productivity by up to 33%. KEMET’s ESD rated capacitors enhance circuit protection of integrated circuits, and smaller dimensions simplify designs while minimizing impact on overall form factor.

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KEMET F863 metallized polypropylene film capacitors provide robust, across-the-line filtering in automotive, industrial and mains-connected applications.

KEMET Corporation today announced a new family of automotive grade metallized polypropylene film capacitors. F863 class X2 miniature capacitors are specifically designed to provide robust performance in safety applications in harsh environments and severe ambient conditions.

These new devices address applications in both the automotive and industrial segments. They provide across-the-line EMI and RFI filtering for the growing number of vehicle electronics applications, as well as in mains-connected indoor applications such as capacitive power supplies.

The F863 series meets AEC-Q200 qualification requirements and is available in capacitance values ranging from 0.1 microfarads to 10 microfarads with rated voltages up to 310 VAC. The new, fully approved RFI X2 capacitors have an operating temperature range of -40 to +110 degrees Celsius.

The metallized polypropylene film dielectric exhibits excellent self-healing characteristics. Additionally, KEMET’s designers have enhanced the major components of this capacitor series to help resist traditional capacitance-loss mechanisms. With these improvements, the F863 series offers very high capacitance stability while meeting ENEC, CUL and CQC international safety requirements. “The number and severity of challenging electrical and environmental applications is rising,” said Fabio Scagliarini, KEMET Vice President of Film Development. “The demand for complex vehicle electronics is increasing, and customers expect sensitive electronics products to work safely and reliably in high temperature, high humidity situations. Devices from KEMET’s F863 series can provide our customers a robust, dependable solution in these scenarios and comply with the prevailing industry standards.”

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High reliability thick-film resistors

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has announced the introduction of two additional resistor types that expand and enhance its high reliability CR and HR series. The latest versions of these thick-film chip resistors are in the smaller 0603 size and hence offer greater opportunities for use in compact circuits where guaranteed performance and footprint size are critical.

For use in applications in the aerospace, military, communications, medical and industrial market segments, both resistor series’ thick-film elements have a higher surge tolerance than thin-film, also improving reliability. The CR0603 resistors are available in values from 1R0 to 10M with tolerance values down to 0.1 percent, and have the option of release to CECC 40401-008. In addition to military and aerospace use, particular applications include sub-sea repeaters, mainframe systems and Hi-Rel systems. The HR0603 resistors are available in values from 10M to 20G with tolerance values down to 5 percent supporting applications that include high gain amplifiers, infra-red and glass break sensors, plus smoke, gas and medical monitors.

TT Electronics’ CR series resistors’ optional screened release enhances reliability and reduces field failures, and for circuit designers who need to guarantee the reliability of critical circuits in compact PCB areas they provide low demonstrated FIT rates compared to competing commodity products. Seven sizes are now available from 0503 up to 2512. The CECC approved resistors are also available as shorting links.

The HR series high ohmic value resistors offer enhanced reliability and reduced field failures compared to series connected, multi-chip solutions for circuit designers who need to achieve stable, high ohmic values in compact PCB areas. The resistors offer a low voltage coefficient of resistance and, demonstrating versatility, custom designs and sizes are available. As a high resistance device, power dissipation is always small, hence the rating is determined by voltage considerations only, and varies from 50V for the smallest 0503 resistors, to the 200V for the largest 1206 sizes, and five sizes are now available.

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TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today launched the HA19 series of common mode chokes for use in electronic power steering (EPS) noise suppression applications. With high performance and AECQ-200 certification, the HA19 series are ‘automotive ready’ for the new generation of motor vehicles.

Every EPS system requires proper EMI (electromagnetic interference) control with a common mode choke (CMC) and/or a differential mode choke (DMC) serving this function. With the growing shift to EVs and PHEVs, and the accelerated incorporation of electronic components in automobiles, noise suppression has become increasingly important in order to ensure EMI compliance. TT Electronics’ HA19 series common mode chokes are designed with the company’s extensive expertise and excellence in noise suppression performance in chokes that the company has supplied for EPS applications over the last 15 years.

The HA19 series is comprised of three parts with standard inductance values, ranging from 11µH to 75µH, and has been demonstrated to be ideal for reducing line-conducted inference in the circuitry. The HA19 series devices offer high reliability and superior current handling from 26.5A to 44A (and even higher over-current withstanding) in a rugged construction. Their wide -40 to 125°C operating temperature range and AEC-Q200 certification make them ideal for high stress automotive environments. The HA19 common mode chokes are lead-free and comply with EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) requirements.

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FM300M MTM-Power

MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, offers in its extensive portfolio the AC/DC power supplies series CFM300M for medical applications. The devices comply with EN 60 601-1 "3rd edition" with 2 MOPP. as well as conducted emission requirements for EN 55011 and EN 55022 Class B.

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The Knowles Capacitors Division of Knowles Corporation is renaming under the new identity of Knowles Precision Devices.

Four years ago, Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics came together into a single organization referred to as Knowles Capacitors - a division of the newly formed Knowles Corporation. With the way these brands interact to make innovative contributions to the passives market, the decision has been made to rename this division as Knowles Precision Devices.

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Charcroft Electronics will be exhibiting at Rail Live 2018 together with MTM Power on stand W74

Rugged electronic components provide only part of the solution for the electronics systems used in new Rail designs and legacy equipment. That is why Charcroft Electronics offers a team of UK based product specialists who understand the challenges of designing or maintaining electronics systems in harsh environments over an extended lifecycle. We can provide assistance with applications such as Servicing Rolling Stock, Refurbishment, Signalling & Infrastructure.

A strong linecard of products offers power supplies, power conversion modules, thermostats, circuit breakers, opto-isolators, pressure sensors and passive components from some of the world’s leading component manufacturers, including products which are approved to key industry standards and a range of NF fire and safety approvals. We also have a full range of rail approved DC/DC converters and a new 150W AC/DC converter that meets the EMC requirements for trackside applications. Visit Charcroft at Rail Live on stand W74 to see how we can help you.

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Charcroft Electronics will be hosting Stand E1 at this year’s Sensors and Instrumentation show at the NEC, Birmingham on September 25th and 26th. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than last year, as the UK’s only national sensors event will come together with the country’s only national electronics exhibition – What’s New In Electronics - offering visitors a new bumper engineering experience!

Joining us on the Charcroft stand will be VPG and TT Electronics.

Visit us on stand E1 and see how we can help you.

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Knowles Precision Devices is the new identity for leading component brands


The Knowles Capacitors Division of Knowles Corporation is renaming under the new identity of Knowles Precision Devices. Four years ago, Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics came together into a single organization referred to as Knowles Capacitors - a division of the newly formed Knowles Corporation. With the way these brands interact to make innovative contributions to the passives market, the decision has been made to rename this division as Knowles Precision Devices.


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Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors (SMD MLCCs) High Reliability Surface Mount Capacitors, MIL-PRF-32535, 4 – 200 VDC (C0G and BP Dielectrics)

KEMET's MIL-PRF-32535 C0G and BP surface mount capacitors are designed, tested and screened to meet demanding high reliability defense and aerospace applications. MIL-PRF-32535 is Defense Logistics Agency's (DLAs) first capacitor specification for defense and aerospace that capitalizes on industry leading base-metal electrode (BME) technology. Qualified under performance specification MIL-PRF-32535 and QPL listed, this series meets or exceeds the requirements outlined by DLA and is currently available in M (standard reliability) and T (high reliability) product levels. Driven by the demand for higher capacitance and smaller case size MLCCs in high reliability applications, KEMET’s MIL-PRF-32535 C0G and BP series provides over an 18-fold increase in capacitance over MILPRF- 55681 and MIL-PRF-123, allowing for reduced board


  • Patented BME technology
  • Qualified per MIL-PRF-32535 (QPL)
  • Standard reliability (M Level)
  • High reliability (T Level)
  • Flexible termination option available
  • EIA 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, 1210, 1812, and 2220 case sizes
  • DC voltage ratings of 4 V, 6.3 V, 10 V, 16 V, 25 V, 50 V, 100 V, and 200 V
  • Capacitance offerings ranging from 1.0 pF up to 180 nF
  • Available capacitance tolerances of ±0.10 pF, ±0.25 pF, ±0.5 pF, ±1%, ±2%, ±5%, and 10%
  • No piezoelectric noise
  • Extremely low ESR and ESL
  • High thermal stability
  • High ripple current capability
  • Preferred capacitance solution at line frequencies and into the MHz range
  • No capacitance change with respect to applied rated DC voltage
  • Negligible capacitance change with respect to temperature from −55°C to +125°C
  • No capacitance decay with time
  • Non-polar device, minimizing installation concerns

Miniaturised Hermetic (Dual Polarity) Multi-Chip Arrays


Through TT Electronics Lutterworth facility, formerly Semelab Limited, TT and ST are proud to announce the collaborative launch of new arrays for both traditional and New Space activity. These combine TT Electronics’ state of the art packaging and ST’s die/ silicon chips with many proven flight hours in the harshest of Space environments.


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CEC and CNC series of low voltage ceramic capacitors have received the QPL certification for the 0402 case size. It is the smallest QPL-certified case size completing Exxelia’s MLCCs QPL-listed ranges

Exxelia ranges of low voltage MLCC for surface mounting, CEC19 and CNC19, have achieved the Qualified Part List (QPL) status under the criteria of the European Space Component Coordination’s (ESCC) 3009/042 and 3009/043 respectively. The case size 0402 QPL-qualified parts are available from 10V to 25V, enabling substantial miniaturization and cost-saving. Dielectrics are based either in the very stable NPO (type 1) or the high capacitance X7R (type 2). CEC and CNC series combine high capacitance values with high thermal and voltage stability. Versions with polymer terminations are also QPL-certified.

CEC19 Features:

  • Very stable NPO dielectric
  • Maximum capacitance values: 330pF in 10V, 120pF in 16V and 100pF in 25V
  • Large operating temperatures: -55°C to 125°C

CNC19 Features:

  • High capacitance X7R dielectric
  • High capacitance rating values: from 68pF to 12nF in 10V, 8.2nF in 16V and 5.6nF in 25V
  • Large operating temperatures: -55°C to 125°C

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Knowles Capacitors launch 500Vac rated Surge and Safety MLCCs from Syfer


Developed at the specific request of industrial electronics customers, Knowles brand Syfer can now offer MLCCs, for nonsafety critical applications, up to 500Vac, 50/60Hz continuous.


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Class 2 MLCC dielectrics and the case of the missing capacitance.


Most designers selecting an MLCC for their application will be familiar with the dielectrics being described as class 1 or 2, but may not be totally familiar with what this actually means, or what impact it can have. MLCCs are often advertised with their temperature co-efficient of ceramic (TCC) figure, but their voltage co-efficient (VCC) is often overlooked or ignored. In practise, even the TCC figure can be misleading and the VCC figure can have a much larger impact on the actual effective capacitance of the part. Here we consider what the 2 different characteristics actually mean, and what impact they can have.


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MTM Power: AC/DC Switching Power Supply Series PCMAT150 with BPC-Technology


The ever increasing number of electrical and electronic appliance requires a robust and reliable power supply. For use in different industrial applications, but also for the sophisticated use in the vehicle and railway technology, MTM Power® introduces with the series PCMAT150 a new generation of AC/DC modules with Base Plate Cooling Technology (BPC-Technology).


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Valuable extension to ‘HiT’, high temperature MLCC, range by Knowles Capacitors


One year on from the initial launch of a new range of high temperature MLC chip capacitors, Knowles capacitor brands Novacap and Syfer Technology have jointly announced a significant extension to the product offering. As with the initial launch, this announcement coincided with another IMAPS event – the HiTEN 2017 symposium in Cambridge UK.


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Dedicated pulse discharge MLC capacitors from Knowles brand Novacap.


Dedicated pulse discharge Multilayer Ceramic chip capacitors for munitions, ordinance, and oil field exploration and perforation are available from Knowles Capacitors brand, Novacap. These capacitors offer the exceptional reliability afforded by ceramic multilayer fabrication using advanced ceramic and electrode formulations, with thin, dense and precise dielectric layers to satisfy unique and difficult requirements with unsurpassed quality. Energy density exceeds that of conventional Class 1 materials and offers excellent short duration pulse delivery at temperatures to 200ºC.


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Kemet - release of our T583 Space Grade Series


KEMET’s Solid Capacitor Business Group (SCBG) is pleased to announce the release of our T583 Space Grade Series. This addition to KEMET's Organic Capacitor (KO-CAP® ) line is the first ESCC (European Space Components Coordination) Epoxy Coated SMD Polymer Capacitor available on the market today.


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X-REL Semiconductor XTR26020


XTR26020 is designed and tailored to properly drive market available normally-on (JFET, MESFET) as well as normally-off (MOSFET) transistors. This 2nd generation following the XTR26010 driver offers tremendously decreased package size that is 25% of equivalent XTR260010 and qty of required passive components decreased by 40%. Therefore the XTR26020 leads to a first ever compact Half Bridge solution.


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AVX TAA = Firadec CTS1.


AVX TAA = Firadec CTS1


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