Microwave Journal

Passive Plus expands high reliability capability with 100 percent CSAM inspection

August 19, 2014

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) has added an industry leading 100 percent automated CSAM (C Mode Scanning Acoustic Microscopy) internal inspection to all of its high power 2225, 3838, 6040 and 7676 capacitor series RF capacitors.

Internal defects in MLCC’s such as voids, cracks, de-laminations and electrode discontinuities can lead to short term or latent catastrophic failures.  Typical MLCC electrical tests may not reveal these internal defects. Cost effective high speed automation eliminates operator error, ensuring extremely high detection accuracy and repeatability.

The primary benefit of 100 percent CSAM internal inspection is increased reliability, by screening out electrically undetectable internal defects such as voids, cracks, de-laminations or electrode dis-continuities.

With over 30 years in the RF/Microwave industry, Passive Plus, Inc. manufactures high quality, high power passive components using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.  Specializing in Magnetic & Non-Magnetic HI-Q Capacitors product lines, PPI supplies reliable quality components to the aerospace, telecommunications, medical, semiconductor equipment and military industries.

Contact Passive Plus directly at (631) 425-0938 or sales@passiveplus.com for quotes, pricing, orders, custom assembly requests or specific engineering questions.