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New RoHS-Compliant SMD Aluminum Capacitors from Vishay Feature Long Useful Life from 200,000 hours at 40° C, Capacitance Values from 0.47 μF to 470 μF, Voltage Ratings from 6.3 V to 50 V
MALVERN, Pa. — November 30, 2005 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has added the RoHS-compliant 153 CRV series to its range of vertical SMD aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Devices in the 153 CRV series are compatible with lead (Pb)-free soldering processes and offer long useful operating life from 200,000 hours at 40 °C, enabling designers to save space without sacrificing performance or reliability.
The new Vishay BCcomponents 153 CRV polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors are available in case sizes with measurements ranging from 4.0 mm by 4.0 mm by 5.3 mm to 10 mm by 10 mm by 10 mm. Standard capacitance values are from 0.47 μF to 470 μF, with voltage ratings from 6.3 V to 50 V. Minimum operating useful life is 2,000 to 3,000 hours at 105 #176C, corresponding to 200,000 or 300,000 hours at 40 °C respectively (depending on the case size).
Vishay's 153 CRV devices are charge- and discharge-proof, and will withstand surge voltages up to 1.15 times rated voltage, and reverse voltages up to 1 V, all applied under IEC 60384-18 specifications. A vertical SMD construction ensures minimum board space.
The new 153 CRV is suitable for applications such as filtering, smoothing, buffering, and decoupling in RoHS-compliant assemblies, including power supply and conversion, industrial controls, domestic appliances, automotive systems, and telecom equipment. The long useful operating life makes the 153 CRV especially valuable in zero-maintenance or remotely located equipment such as cellular base stations.
The 153 CRV is the first in a series of new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors from Vishay BCcomponents.
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
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