Is this the world's lowest-profile high-CV tantalum capacitor?

11-02-2015 | AVX | Passives

Introduced the world's lowest-profile high-CV tantalum capacitor, the new 47µF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip has been unveiled by AVX.

The new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature a maximum height of just 0.6mm, which is 0.15mm shorter than the existing 1206 V case TACmicrochip capacitor.

Exhibiting high CV performance in an extremely thin package, in addition to all of the standard benefits of tantalum technology, including: inherent immunity to piezoelectric noise, and higher stability, reliability, and temperature performance than comparable MLCCs, the new 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip Series capacitors are ideal for use in audio and power amplifier modules, and as coupling/decoupling capacitors in handheld electronics.

Capable of being embedded in 0.8mm-thick PCBs or designed into the latest generation of extremely thin handheld devices, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip capacitors are especially well suited for employment in a wide variety of embedded electronics applications, including near field communication (NFC) systems and smart cards, such as: bank cards, SIM cards, identification cards, and access control cards.

"The new thin and flat D case TACmicrochip capacitor is our latest response to the industry's steady demand for higher volumetric efficiency. Despite the on-chip integration of many components, passive discrete components still occupy a majority of board space in PCB designs; hence, we are now penetrating the PCB with a new generation of embeddable components," said Mitch Weaver, technical staff member, AVX. “"Tantalum technology provides far greater mechanical robustness than other capacitor technologies, which allows us to create extremely small, thin, mechanically robust, and electrically stable designs that exhibit the high capacitance and long lifecycle performance necessary to enable the next generation of boards and applications."”

Manufactured using a tantalum wafer process to achieve the high levels of mechanical tolerance required for ultra miniature devices, TACmicrochip Series capacitors feature an enhanced internal construction that eliminates the space-consuming elements of conventional moulded J-leaded tantalum capacitors, including the anode wire, lead frame, and the need for larger wall thicknesses. The new 1206-06 TACmicroship Series capacitors are supplied with lead-free, 100% tin terminations and are rated for use in temperatures spanning -55C to +125C, says the company.

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