To coincide with Space Tech Expo, taking place in Pasadena, California, on May 23rd to 25th, Knowles Capacitors has produced a shortform capability guide outlining their range of Space Heritage products.
This guide provides an overview of Knowles’ space heritage and involvement in space grade platforms, as well as illustrating the specialty High REL and approved parts that find use in critical or high reliability environments.
Knowles brands Syfer Technology and Novacap have drawn on the experience and expertise gained on numerous platforms to remain a leading supplier of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) and assemblies for military and commercial space programmes. The products detailed in the guide include EMI filters, high rel and high temperature capacitors and space grade ranges including leaded and capacitor assembly options.
Of particular interest, and on show on booth 2024 at Space Tech, is the catalog range of Single Layer Capacitor (SLC) Filters, power dividers and directional couplers from Knowles brand DLI. The filter series encapsulates SM Bandpass, lowpass, highpass and cavity filters, finding typical applications in microwave radar, satellite and radio comms, test equipment and 5G base stations amongst others.
These SMD products are designed to work at up to 42GHz; with temperature stability over -55°C to 125°C: power handling up to 40W and high repeatability thanks to their precision thin film fabrication. The range is also EAR99 approved.