AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and
interconnect solutions, is expanding its award-winning TCJ Series with
two new high-voltage tantalum polymer chip capacitors. Rated for 100V
and 125V - nearly twice the rated voltage of similar products currently
on the market - AVX's new surface mount, tantalum polymer chip
capacitors provide excellent capacitance and low ESR for a broad range
of high-voltage applications, including telecommunications equipment,
base stations, switching hubs, router and line filters, DC/DC converters
in LED TVs and notebook computer power supplies, and a host industrial
"The new, high-voltage TCJ Series capacitors provide design engineers
with the ability to reduce the number of components on the board,
increasing layout flexibility, as well as take up less board space than
comparable aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which will enable the
devices they're designed into, such as LCD monitors and LED TVs, to
become even sleeker and more compact," said Dan Lane, marketing manager
AX's new 6.8µF/100V and 3.3 µF/125V TCJ Series tantalum polymer SMD
chip capacitors maintain 20% recommended voltage detracting, which
significantly extends the usable voltage range, and are capable of
replacing up to two of the highest rated component values in this
technology, which provides design engineers with greater flexibility
regarding board design. Exhibiting reliability exceeding 1% per 1,000
hours at 85ºC and full-rated voltage, as well as a benign failure mode,
which eliminates the ignition failures that can occur in standard MnO2
tantalum technology, the new capacitors are also exceedingly robust.
AVX's 100V and 125V TCJ Series SMD capacitors are rated for use from
-55ºC to +105ºC, feature small case sizes (2924 for the 100V and 2917
for the 125V) and low profiles, and are halogen-free in accordance with
the criteria for environmentally responsible product design that were
recently adopted by several other major electronics manufacturers.
Compatible with high-speed pick and place manufacturing processes, the
new high voltage capacitors are available on 7" and 13" pure tin reels.
Engineering samples of AVX's new 100V and 125V tantalum polymer SMD chip
capacitors are currently available upon request and will be made
commercially available in the first quarter of 2013.
For more information, please visit www.avx.com,
call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C.
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic
passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and
customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers
a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters,
timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is
publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).
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