KEMET’s ESD Rated Commercial and Automotive Grade Series surface mount capacitors in X7R dielectric are suited for a variety of applications where Electro Static Discharge events during assembly or operation could damage the capacitor or the circuit (ESD = Electro Static Discharge). These ESD rated capacitors provide the ability to design to a given ESD criteria per the Human Body Model (HBM) AEC Q200–002 criteria. KEMET's automotive grade series capacitors also meet the other demanding Automotive Electronics Council's AEC–Q200 qualification requirements. The X7R dielectric features a 125°C maximum operating temperature and is considered “temperature stable.” The Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA) characterizes X7R dielectric as a Class II material. Components of this classification are fixed, ceramic dielectric capacitors suited for bypass and decoupling applications and for frequency discriminating circuits where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are not critical. The X7R dielectric exhibits a predictable change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage, and boasts a minimal change in capacitance compared to its value at 25°C. Capacitance change is limited to ±15% from −55°C to +125°C.