High temperature ceramic capacitors

E. F. Alberta, W. S. Hackenberger, C. J. Stringer, C. A. Randall, T. R. Shrout, G. Schwarze

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High temperature power electronics have become a vital aspect of future designs of compact power converters for applications including power conditioning and distributed motor/actuator controls. However, the development of high temperature capacitors lag far behind other system components (e.g. semiconductor switches and that can operate at temperature >200°C). The performance of these systems would benefit significantly from components and packaging designed and optimized for high temperature (200°C to 400°C) under generally harsh environmental conditions. In previous papers we have described a series of dielectrics designed for use over a wide variety of temperatures. This paper will focus on the characterization of a formulation (HT- 300) developed specifically for use near 300oC. Capacitance and resistivity measurements, Weibull breakdown statistics, and lifetime testing will be described for MLCCs ranging from 100-1000nF with voltage ratings of up to 500V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCARTS USA 2006
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event26th Symposium for Passive Components, CARTS-USA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2006Apr 6 2006

Publication series

NameCARTS USA 2006


Other26th Symposium for Passive Components, CARTS-USA 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • General Materials Science


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