Giving designers a new source of small-footprint capacitors for mobile electronic systems, Vishay Intertechnology released a family of leadframeless tantalum capacitors with face-down terminations. The 298D MicroTan surface-mount capacitors provide capacitance values from 1 μF at 16 V to 47 μF at 4 V in the small 0603 and 0805 footprints.
Suited for signal-processing and power-management applications in mobile handsets, digital cameras, and MP3 devices, the 298D devices offer a capacitance tolerance of ±20%, voltage ratings from 4 to 16 WVdc, low ESR, and 0.01 CV dc leakage values.
Samples of the 298D MicroTan tantalum capacitors are available now. Production quantities will be available in June 2006 with lead time of eight weeks for larger orders. Prices for 10,000-piece quantities starts at $0.10. More information can be found at www.vishay.com.