Malvern, Pa. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. gives designers of mobile electronic systems another way to save board space with its series of 298D MicroTan surface-mount tantalum capacitors with face-down terminations.
These leadframeless 298D MicroTan surface-mount capacitors provide capacitance values from 1 microfarad (uF) at 16 V to 47 uF at 4 V in 0603 and 0805 case sizes. Suitable for signal processing and power management applications in mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 devices, the 298D devices offer a capacitance tolerance of ±20%, voltage ratings from 4 WVdc to 16 WVdc, low equivalent series resistance (ESR), and 0.01 CV DC leakage values.
The solid tantalum chip capacitors devices are rated to operate over the temperature range of –55°C to 85°C, and can be operated to 125°C with voltage derating. Offering lead-free and RoHS-compliant terminations, the 298D capacitors are available in 8-mm tape and reel packaging per EIA-481-1 and per the IEC 286-3.7 inch [178 mm] standard.
Samples of the 298D MicroTan tantalum capacitors are available now. Production quantities will be available in June 2006 with a lead time of eight weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery is $0.100 per piece in quantities of 10,000.
Vishay Intertechnology, www.vishay.com