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New Vishay Intertechnology Solid Tantalum SMD Molded Chip Capacitors Save Space With Compact Case Sizes and Low, Ultra-Flat Profiles
For Industrial and Audio-Visual Equipment, Devices Offered in J, P, UA, and UB Case Sizes
MALVERN, Pa. — April 1, 2015 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today 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, while their low profiles are optimized for mounting on mezzanine cards. The capacitors will be used for power management, battery decoupling, and energy storage in industrial systems, audio-visual equipment, and general purpose applications.
The devices released today 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.
Device Specification Table:
|Case code||J (1608-09)||P (2012-12)||UA (3216-12)
|Capacitance||0.68 µF to 22 µF||0.1 µF to 47 µF||0.1 µF to 220 µF|
|Tolerance||± 20 %||± 20 %||± 10 %, ± 20 %|
|Voltage rating||2.5 VDC to 20 VDC||2.5 VDC to 25 VDC||2.5 VDC to 25 VDC|
|Max. ESR @ +25 °C and 100 kHz||10 Ω to 27.5 Ω||4.0 Ω to 33 Ω||1.1 Ω to 40 Ω|
|Max. ripple current at 100 kHz||0.043 A to 0.071 A||0.044 A to 0.126||0.044 A to 0.295 A|
Samples and production quantities of the new tantalum capacitors are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.
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