Polymer Tantalum Capacitors Continue to Toughen Up to Meet Automotive Demands
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
New materials and manufacturing processes enable polymer tantalum capacitors to pass automotive AEC-Q200 stress test requirements, as well specific electrical transient tests. Although the market supply chain challenges with high CV MLCC‘s availability and new automotive requirements with electrification, digitalization, and autonomous driving are bringing new opportunities.
For all Class II and III capacitors (X7R, X5R, etc.), there is an unavoidable phenomenon where capacitance changes at a constant rate over time. The effect is called aging and this Tech Topic will provide answers to the following questions: What is aging? What causes aging? Is aging reversible?
Why Derate? Derating is a term that is frequently used but not always in the right context or for the right reasons. Oftentimes one or more parameter of a device is derated to improve some type of performance. Said performance metric could be quiescent current or it could be life. In the case of tantalum capacitors voltage is derated in an effort to improve the life of the capacitor.
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Got Life? (Advantages of Aluminum Polymer Over Traditional Aluminum Electrolytic)
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
If you keep up with electronic components, the you’ll know solid electrolytic capacitors are all the rage. In this post, we’ll look at these relatively new V-chip style aluminum polymers and compare them to their predecessor – the traditional wet aluminum electrolytic.