Exxelia has introduced Miniature Micro-Layer™ (MML™) film capacitors, a breakthrough technology that allows significant size and weight reduction thanks to an unrivaled energy density.
MML™ is a revolutionary new technology that provides the highest capacitance per volume in film capacitors available on the market. It delivers an unparalleled energy density of 400 J/dm3 allowing for a tremendous reduction in size and weight compared to traditional Polypropylene or Polyester dielectrics, together with an increased operating temperature up to 140°C and transient voltage protection.
Further, MML™ capacitors offer high design flexibility, easily enabling low profile configurations.
Several studies have been conducted on actual cases of control and DC-link functions for aircraft applications. All have shown about 50% reduction in size and weight compared to other film technologies.
The comparative picture with MLCC is even more flattering, as it demonstrates between 70% to 90% reduction in weight, while showing no capacitance derating with voltage applied and a low drift of under 5% through the temperature range. Applications using clusters of stacked MLCCs can now be replaced by a single MML™ unit of similar size, with all of the increased reliability that film dielectric offers.
With such outstanding properties, new Exxelia MML™ capacitors ideal for power supplies, DC-links, AC/DC/AC power converters, charge/discharge or power generation functions for commercial/military aircraft, satellite platforms and payloads, launchers, defibrillators, downhole tools and any applications involving space constrained electronics.
Key features and benefits include:
- Miniaturization: Up to 50% size reduction versus other film technologies — matching footprint with stacked MLCC.
- Lightweight: 50% lighter versus other film technologies — 80 to 90% lighter than ceramic.
- No capacitance derating in voltage, stable in temperature (<5% drift through the temperature range).
- Capacitance from 1 μF to 1000 μF.
- Voltages from 50 V to 1000 V.
- Operating Temperature -55°C to +140°C.
- Highly customizable.