Gold-plated capacitor termination secures 200C operation

September 29, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Kemet has introduced a series of gold plated termination options to its high temperature 200C ceramic capacitor product lines; a choice of gold thickness options is available to accommodate alternative attachment methods

Gold terminations were developed to accommodate mission critical, high reliability and high temperature applications where the use of pure tin and tin-lead plating may compromise long term performance and RoHS initiatives, respectively. Available on surface mount HT 200 degrees C Series and HV-HT 200 degrees C Series C0G dielectric product families, gold terminations eliminate concerns associated with high temperature reliability as well as long term storage. Thickness offerings range from 1.97 micro-inch to greater than 100 micro-inch. These options facilitate assembly by wire bonding, conductive adhesive (epoxy bonding) as well as most soldering attachment methods while ensuring improved long term performance and reliability.