The hot topics of electric vehicles and the evolution to 5G will be the specific focus for Knowles Capacitors as the company highlights new products at Electronica 2016, which takes place at the Messe Munich, Germany from November 8 to 11, 2016.

While Knowles Capacitors has developed a range of capacitor products for automotive manufacturers (AEC-Q200 rev D) the company is poised to offer solutions not considered catalogue items. Three such products are the 250 V ac Safety Certified Capacitors; high temperature – up to 150ºC – X8R Capacitors and Surface Mount EMI Feedthrough Filters. All available with FlexiCap™ flexible termination to reduce the risk of mechanical cracking.

Syfer branded Safety Certified Capacitors meet Class Y2/X1, X1 and X2 requirements to offer designers the option to replace leaded film types for reduced board space and lower profile. This range is claimed to offer some of the highest available capacitance values in certain case sizes available.

The Syfer branded High Temperature X8R range incorporates a specially formulated termination to enhance the mechanical performance in harsh environments. The X8R dielectric also operates from -55°C to +150°C with a maximum capacitance change of ±15% (without applied voltage).

E01 and E07 ranges of feedthrough MLCC chip ‘C’ filters, again Syfer branded, are three terminal chip devices designed to offer reduced inductance compared to conventional MLCCs when used in signal line filtering. They are available with current ratings of 300 mA, 1 A, 2 A and 3 A and voltage ratings of 25 Vdc to 200 Vdc.

In the field of mobile communications, 5G focuses on improving speed and latency to deliver a better user experience in order to enable the volume and diversity of devices and applications used. DLI branded Thin Film devices for 5G applications have been introduced as ‘catalogue items’. Specific surface mount devices, like Bandpass, Lowpass and Highpass filters together with Power Dividers and Couplers have been developed to aid design engineers leading this evolution to 5G.

DLI’s microwave products integrate two core competencies – ceramic expertise and thin film manufacturing – where high permittivity and temperature stable dielectric materials allow products to be designed smaller, with higher selectivity in filtering applications.