KEMET’s Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array in X7R dielectric is an advanced passive technology where multiple capacitor elements are integrated into one common monolithic structure. Array technology promotes reduced placement costs and increased throughput. This is achieved by alternatively placing one device rather than two or four discrete devices. Use of capacitor arrays also saves board space which translates into increased board density and more functions per board. Arrays consume only a portion of the space required for standard chips resulting in savings in inventory and pick/place machine positions. KEMET’s 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 or for frequency discriminating circuits where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are not critical. X7R exhibits a predictable change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boasts a minimal change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature. Capacitance change is limited to ±15% from -55°C to +125°C. KEMET automotive grade array capacitors meet the demanding Automotive Electronics Council's AEC–Q200 qualification requirements.