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Solid Tantalum SMD Molded Chip Capacitors Save Space

Solid Tantalum SMD Molded Chip Capacitors Save Space

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has broadened its offering of solid tantalum surface-mount molded chip capacitors with new devices featuring smaller case sizes and lower profiles. The Vishay Polytech TMCJ and TMCP are offered in the J (1608-09) and P (2012-12) case sizes, respectively, while the TMCU is available in the ultra-flat, low-profile UA (3216-12) and UB (3528-12).

Suitable for high-density packaging, the compact packages of the TMCJ, TMCP, and TMCU save PCB space, and their low profiles optimize the devices for mounting on mezzanine cards. The capacitors will be used for power management, battery decoupling, and energy storage in industrial systems, audiovisual equipment, and general purpose applications.

The devices feature capacitance values from 0.1 µF to 220 µF - with tolerances down to ± 10 % - over voltage ratings from 2.5 VDC to 25 VDC. The capacitors operate over a temperature range of -55 °C to +125 °C with voltage derating above +85 °C.

Featuring lead (Pb)-free terminations, TMCJ, TMCP, and TMCU capacitors are RoHS-compliant and available with halogen-free and Vishay GREEN options. The devices are compatible with high-volume automatic pick-and-place equipment and offer a Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) of 1 for the J, P, and UA case sizes, and 3 for the UB case size. Samples and production quantities of the new tantalum capacitors are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.08 per piece.

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