Groomed for audio apps, an addition to the company’s multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) family consists of a low noise, high capacitance version for audio frequency applications. The QM Series promises to significantly reduce noise characteristics while providing high capacitance with a low working voltage. Suitable for use in mobile phone, hard disk drive, and LCD panel driver circuit applications, the components are also viable for use as a low pass filter for audio amplifier outputs or as a coupling capacitor. The QM Series is available in Class II X5R dielectric and case sizes from 0603 to 0805 with voltage ratings ranging from 4V to 16V. The X5R version features a high CV rating, an operating temperature range of -55°C to +85°C, and a capacitance variation within ±15%. Typical pricing for the QM Series starts at $0.05 to $0.20 each in volume. AVX CORP., Fountain Inn, SC. (864) 228-8808.