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Vishay Releases New EKX Series of Radial Aluminum Capacitors With Z as Low as 22 mΩ, Capacitance Values up to 15000 μF, and Ripple Currents to 3420 mA
Devices Offer High-Temperature Operation to +105 °C in 14 Case Sizes
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Feb. 16, 2009 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new series of radial aluminum capacitors that offers high-temperature operation to +105 °C, low impedance values, and high capacitances and ripple currents.
The EKX devices are available in 14 case sizes, ranging from 5 mm by 11 mm to the larger 18 mm by 40 mm. For enhanced performance and reliability, the capacitors offer very low impedance (Z), which is specified as low as 22 mΩ at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current of 3420 mA at +105 °C, and a capacitance range from 0.47 μF to 15000 μF over a voltage range of 6.3 V to 100 V.
The new series of polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors features a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte and radial leads. The devices. specifications make them ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and voltage decoupling applications in switching power supplies, dc-to-dc converters, and inverter circuits for industrial, telecommunications, and data processing systems, and consumer electronics.
Specified according to IEC 60384-4/EN 130300, the EKX capacitors offer a very long life up to 5000 hours at +105 °C and are RoHS-compliant.
Samples and production quantities of the new EKX series are available now.
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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