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Planar Array Capacitors

Built using decades of expertise in multi-layer ceramic capacitor manufacturing, these planar capacitors offer many advantages over the stand-alone chip, discoidal or tubular capacitors.  This includes a low profile and compact designs, and quick assembly time. 

With a combination of versatility and function, planar ceramic capacitors are quickly becoming the new standard in filtered connectors used in EMI suppression applications.

Spectrum Control's ceramic capacitors are designed and produced in our State College, PA (USA) facility.

  • Unparalleled electrical performance and reliability
  • Various custom and industry standard geometries are available
  • Designs can incorporate multiple capacitance values, feedthrough holes, and ground holes
  • Fast prototyping and short product lead times
  • 100% electrical and dimensional testing of critical parameters
  • Custom packaging to suit end-user needs
  • High frequency applications
  • EMI filtering and multi-pin connectors
  • Medical devices
  • EMI/RFI suppression filters
  • Commercial applications
  • Defense applications
  • Power supplies
  • Converters
  • Multi-line designs
  • Industrial control process

Typical Electrical Properties

Temperature -55°C to 125°C
Capacitance Up to 1µF
Capacitance Tolerance ±10%, ±20%, +100%
Voltage Rating Up to 1500VDC
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Up to 3000VDC
Dissipation Factor <3.5%
Insulation Resistance 1000 MΩ • µF or 10KMΩ
The electrical properties listed above are typical but can be exceeded based on customer requirements and mechanical configuration. Since many variables affect the design, it is best to contact us directly for a detailed assessment of your planar design needs.

Design & Production Options

Dielectrics EIA Codes: NP0 (COG), X7R, Z5U
Termination Fired-On: Silver, Solderable Silver
Plating: Gold, Silver or Copper over Nickel Barrier
Surface Lapped, termination bandwidth and insulative coating options
Geometry Military Circulars, D-Sub, ARINC, Micro-D, Custom Configurations
Thickness Up to .150"