First AEC-Q200 qualified polymer electrolytic capacitor

KEMET has introduced the T598 High Humidity/High Temperature Series, the first polymer electrolytic capacitor that meets all of the requirements of the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components.

Building on its T591 Series, KEMET has refined the design, materials and manufacturing to ensure that the T598 Series is capable of providing the stability and endurance under harsh conditions necessary to meet the AEC-Q200 standard. These improvements have resulted in a design that exceeds the humidity bias testing requirements of 85°C with 85% relative humidity in addition to delivering stable electrical performance at 125°C.

The series is available in capacitances of up to 330 microfarads and rated voltages up to 16 volts. The qualification test plan is in accordance with AEC-Q200 and these products are manufactured in an ISO TS 16949 certified facility. This series is available for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Part Submission Warrant (PSW) and Change Control Notification.

Typical applications include decoupling and filtering of DC-to-DC converters in automotive infotainment and advanced driver assistance, as well as industrial and telecom applications where harsh conditions such as high humidity and temperature are of concern.