KEMET’s X8L dielectric features a 150°C maximum operating temperature and is considered “general purpose high temperature.” These components are fixed, ceramic dielectric capacitors suited for high temperature bypass and decoupling applications or frequency discriminating circuits where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are not critical. X8L exhibits a predictable change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boasts a minimal change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature up to 125°C. Beyond 125°C X8L displays a wider variation in capacitance. Capacitance change is limited to ±15% from −55°C to +125°C and +15, −40% from 125°C to 150°C. Driven by the demand for a more robust and reliable component, X8L dielectric capacitors were developed for critical applications where reliability at higher operating temperatures are a concern. These capacitors are widely used in automotive circuits as well as general high temperature applications. Concerned with flex cracks resulting from excessive tensile and shear stresses produced during board flexure and thermal cycling? These devices are available with KEMET's Flexible termination technology which inhibits the transfer of board stress to the rigid ceramic body, therefore mitigating flex cracks which can result in low IR or short circuit failures. Although flexible termination technology does not eliminate the potential for mechanical damage that may propagate during extreme environmental and handling conditions, it does provide superior flex performance over standard termination systems. In addition to commercial grade, automotive grade devices are available and meet the demanding Automotive Electronics Council's AEC–Q200 qualification requirements.