Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new series of molded, automotive-grade MicroTan® solid tantalum chip capacitors. For the next generation of space-constrained automotive electronics, the TP8 is the first AEC-Q200-qualified tantalum capacitor series to employ a high-volumetrically efficient packaging solution to enable industry-high capacitance-voltage ratings in small case sizes down to 0603.
Previously, the industry's offering of automotive-grade molded chip capacitors was limited to A through D case sizes. With the TP8 series, designers now have access to a variety of smaller case sizes -- including the 0603, 0805, and 0906 -- with the same capacitance and voltage ratings found in the larger devices.
The TP8 series features capacitance-voltage ratings from 1.0 microfarads-40 V to 100 microfarads-6.3 V. Included in this range are industry-best values such as 1.0 microfarads-20 V in the 0603 case size and 100 microfarads-6.3 V in the 1206 case. The devices offer standard capacitance tolerances of 10 % and 20 % and an operating temperature range of -55 °C to +85 °C, or +125 °C with voltage derating.
With their small case sizes, the TP8 devices save board space for bulk capacitance, energy storage, filtering, and decoupling in space-constrained automotive applications including tire pressure monitoring systems, camera modules, rearview mirrors, and remote keyless entry.
The devices' rectangular molded case encapsulation is ideal for high-volume PCB assembly, and their lead (Pb)-free, L-shaped facedown terminations offer better mechanical and electrical contact to the solder pad than traditional facedown-style terminations. The RoHS-compliant capacitors are available in 8 mm tape and reel packaging per EIA-481.
Samples and production quantities of the TP8 capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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 be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.
MicroTan is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.