Malvern, Pa. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its 298D series of MicroTan solid tantalum chip capacitors to offer an industry-best capacitance-voltage rating in a molded 0402 package.
Leveraging the multi-array packaging (MAP) assembly technology, the 298D MicroTan capacitors have been extended to offer high capacitance/voltage ranges from 4.7 μF/4 V to 10 μF/4 V in the 1.0 x 0.5-mm 0402 K-case with a low 0.60-mm maximum profile. Together with the previously released 0603 M-case and 0805 P-case, the series offers a capacitance/voltage range of 0.68 μF/35 V to 220 μF/4 V.
The 10 μF/4 V device in a single 0402 package, for example, now enables MP3 player designers to reduce their capacitor parts count while maintaining high audio performance not possible with MLCCs due to their piezoelectric noise, Vishay said.
In addition to MP3 players, the 298D tantalum capacitors are suitable for audio filtering and signal processing in mobile phones, digital cameras, and other portable devices.
Pricing: $0.30 each for U.S. delivery.
Vishay Intertechnology, 1-619-336-0860, www.vishay.com