AVX Corporation introduced a series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz. Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion loss, and excellent return loss, the new GX0S Series capacitors are packaged in a compact 0301 case. Featuring X5R characteristics, GX0S Series ultra broadband capacitors are ideal for semiconductor data communications, transmit and receive optical subassemblies, transimpedance amplifiers, and test equipment.
Electrical specifications for the new GX0S Series are as follows: 0.1 µF capacitance, ±20% tolerance, and 6.3 VDC at 85 °C or 4.0 VDC at 125 °C operating temperature. Insertion loss for the series will typically fall in the range of 0.4 dB; however, insertion loss at frequencies higher than 40 GHz will be partially dependent on installation parameters.
Utilizing AVX's patented precision thin film termination process, GX0S Series Ultra Broadband Capacitors are well suited for high volume solder assembly and are available with two termination options to expand the range of compatible attachment processes: Ni/Sn terminations, which are standard, or Ni/Au terminations, which are wire bondable and can therefore prove particularly useful in bypass applications. Packaged on 3" tape and reel in quantities of 500, 1000, or 4000 pieces, all GX0S products are RoHS compliant. Lead time for the series is stock to six weeks ARO.