Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors are available in a variety of physical sizes and configurations, including leaded devices and surface mounted Chips. Leaded styles include molded and conformally coated parts with axial and radial leads. However, the basic capacitor element is similar for all styles. It is called a Chip and consists of formulated dielectric materials which have been cast into thin layers, interspersed with metal electrodes alternately exposed on opposite edges of the laminated structure. The entire structure is fired at high temperature to produce a monolithic block which provides high capacitance values in a small physical volume. After firing, conductive terminations are applied to opposite ends of the Chip to make contact with the exposed electrodes. Termination materials and methods vary depending on the intended use.
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NOVACAP-SYFER combines the expertise of two companies, Novacap in the USA and Syfer Technology in the UK, with twenty and thirty years of history respectively, to provide high performance surface mount components, and the broadest range of application specific Multilayer Capacitors available in the world. With manufacturing facilities in America and Europe, Novacap-Syfer is globally situated to provide quick support and service to the customer. Our goal is to be the premier source for specialty Multilayer capacitor Products.
NOVACAP is a Dover company, with over ten sister companies servicing the electronics industry with equipment and components throughout the world. NOVACAP operates from three modern manufacturing facilities occupying 93,000 square feet, located in Valencia, California. NOVACAP produces Multilayer Capacitors, using advanced Ceramic and electrode formulations, with thin, dense and precise dielectric layers to satisfy unique and difficult requirements with unsurpassed quality. Product offerings include surface mount Capacitors from the miniature 0402 size Chip to larger high voltage units, rated to 20kV, for both commercial and high reliability applications, to satisfy EIA and MIL STD specifications. Products include the entire range of popular Chip sizes and dielectrics, and further specializes in Application Specific Products, which include High Temperature SMT Capacitors, Thin Profile, Ring Detect, Certified Lightning Strike Capacitors, Medical Grade Capacitor Arrays, Capacitor Assemblies for switch mode power supplies, and leaded Capacitors in various styles