New Industry Products

Vishay Intros HPC0603A Silicon-Based RF Capacitor

October 19, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced its HPC0603A silicon-based, surface-mount, RF capacitor available in the 0603 case size. Based on a proprietary semiconductor process developed by Vishay, the new capacitor's construction reduces parasitic inductance while bringing self-resonant frequency (SRF) values to frequencies two to three times higher than conventional RF capacitors.

The HPC0603A features SRF values as high as 13 GHz over a broad capacitance range from 3.3 pF to 560 pF. The E12 values available in this range provide stable operation over a wide range of frequencies from 1 MHz to several gigahertz. Parasitic inductance is a low 0.046 nH. The HPC0603A devices that offer E24 values are scheduled for release in the near future.

The new capacitor features high Q factors up to 4157, tolerances of ±1% or 0.05 pF, and low ESR values. The HPC0603A measures 0.063 in x 0.031 in x 0.022 in (1.60 mm x 0.80 mm x 0.56 mm). Voltage options of 6 V, 10 V, 16 V and 25 V are available.

Samples of the HPC0603A are available now, with lead times of up to 10 weeks for production quantities. Typical pricing for US delivery in high-production quantities is $0.082 for 10 pF devices with a ±2% tolerance.