AVX, a leader in passive components and interconnect solutions,
has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest
CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a
miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low 0.9mm maximum
profile, the new 6.3V, 47muF F38 Series capacitors nearly halve the
footprint of the next smallest polymer tantalum capacitor with
equivalent CV - a 0805 (2012 metric) case with a 1.0mm profile.
F38 Series capacitors are made from conductive polymer tantalum
materials and exhibit high conductivity, low ESR, low ESL, high ripple
current capabilities. Featuring face down terminals, which help enable
low ESL and higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes, F38 Series
capacitors are also robust against ignition, making them a safer
alternative to comparable MnO2 type capacitors. Lead-free compatible,
RoHS-compliant, and rated for use in operating temperatures spanning
-55degreesC to +105degreesC, F38 Series capacitors are ideal for use in
the power supply circuits of a wide variety of small electronics
applications, such as the battery or power lines of smartphones, tablet
PCs, handheld gaming systems, wireless modules, and hearing aids.
"The high CV values we were able to achieve in the new smaller and
thinner 1608 M case F38 Series capacitor extend the series' many
performance benefits for further downsizing of a broad range of small,
handheld electronics applications, which is a rapidly growing market
segment," said Tomas Zednicek, technical marketing manager at AVX.
AVX's F38 Series polymer tantalum capacitors are offered in M case 0603
(1608 metric) and S case 0805 (2012 metric) sizes with profiles
spanning 0.7mm to 0.9mm. Currently, the 0603/1608 M case capacitors are
available in two voltages, 6.3V and 10V, and with capacitance values
spanning 2.2muF to 47muF. The S case 0805/2012 capacitors are currently
available in 6.3V and with capacitance values spanning 22muF to 47muF.
However, additional F38 Series extensions, including a 6.3V, 33muF M
case 0603/1608 capacitor and 4V, 100muF; 6.3V, 68muF; and 10V, 22muF S
case 0805/2012 capacitors are in development.
Lead time for the series is 10 to 14 weeks.