AVX Introduces the Smallest, Highest CV Polymer Tantalum Capacitors in the Industry

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of 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, 47μF 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 -55°C to +105°C, 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 2.2μF to 47μF. The S case 0805/2012 capacitors are currently available in 6.3V and with capacitance values spanning 22μF to 47μF. However, additional F38 Series extensions, including a 6.3V, 33μF M case 0603/1608 capacitor and 4V, 100μF; 6.3V, 68μF; and 10V, 22μF S case 0805/2012 capacitors are in development.

Lead time for the series is 10 to 14 weeks.

For more information about AVX's F38 Series polymer tantalum capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/f38.pdf. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 21 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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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For more information, contact:
Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D.
Technical Marketing Manager, AVX

Christine Stieglitz
PR Executive, BtB Marketing

CONTACT: Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D. Technical Marketing Manager, AVX +420-465-358-126 tomas.zednicek@eur.avx.comSource:AVX Corporation