New Vishay Intertechnology MIL-PRF-123-Qualified MLCCs Deliver Space-Level Reliability in Seven SMD Packages

MALVERN, Pa., July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) qualified to MIL-PRF-123 for aerospace and military applications. These high-reliability Vishay Vitramon devices are 100 % manufactured in Vishay’s MIL-STD-790-certified (Cage Code SHV71) facility and are available with BP and BX dielectrics in seven body sizes ranging from 0805 to 2225 and with capacitance as low as 1.0 pF.

To receive MIL-PRF-123 qualification, the MLCCs released today passed 4,000 hours of life testing at 125 °C at twice the rated voltage, in addition to 1,000 hours of lot acceptance testing. Manufactured in precious metal technology (PMT/NME) with a wet build process and robust design, the devices provide space-level reliability for avionic, sonar, missile, satellite, and global positioning systems.

MIL-PRF-123 series MLCCs feature maximum voltage to 100 V. Devices with a BP dielectric offer low capacitance down to 1.0 pF, a temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of 0 ppm/°C ± 30 ppm/°C from -55 °C to +125 °C, and an aging rate of 0 % maximum per decade. BX devices provide higher capacitance to 470 nF, TCC of ± 15 % from -55 °C to +125 °C, and an aging rate of 1 % maximum per decade.

The MLCCs feature lead (Pb)-bearing terminations (minimum 4 %) for tin-whisker-free performance.

Device Specification Table:

DielectricBody sizeMax. voltage (V)Capacitance (pF)

08051001.0 pF680 pF
12061001.0 pF2.2 nF
1210100300 pF3.3 nF
1808100300 pF1.0 nF
18121001.2 nF10 nF
18251003.6 nF22 nF
2225501.1 nF10 nF

0805100330 pF18 nF
12061004.7 nF39 nF
12101005.6 nF100 nF
18081005.6 nF100 nF
181210027 nF56 nF
182510056 nF470 nF

Production quantities of the MIL-PRF-123 series MLCCs are available with lead times of 22 weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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Link to datasheet: (MIL-PRF-123)

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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Andrew Post, +1 610 251-5287

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