AVX RELEASES NEW POLYMER TANTALUM CHIP CAPACITOR SERIES WITH UNDERTAB TERMINATIONS FOR HIGH ENERGY APPLICATIONS

TCN PulseCap(TM) Series capacitors feature a capacitance range spanning 220uF-1500uF, exhibit high volumetric efficiency & low ESR, & are ideal for use in eSSDs, eHHDs, & a broad range of wireless transmitters

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its new TCN PulseCap™ Series tantalum solid electrolytic chip capacitors, a polymer electrode version of AVX's industry-favorite, high capacitance, and high energy TLN PulseCap™ Series. Available in the same single, large, low-profile case size (EIA 7361-20) as its parent series, which enables a  capacitance range spanning 220μF to 1500μF, the new TCN PulseCap Series capacitors feature undertab terminations for high volumetric efficiency and high PCB assembly density, in addition to a conductive polymer cathode for reduced ignition and low ESR.  TCN PulseCap Series capacitors are ideal for use as energy bank capacitors in solid state drives (eSSDs) and external hard disk drives (eHHDs), as well as for a wide range of wireless transmitters, including smart meters and smartcards.  

"Featuring a low-profile 2mm height and undertab terminations instead of solder joints on the side of the capacitor body, the new TCN PulseCap Series tantalum chip capacitors enable high volumetric efficiency and PCB assembly density, making them ideal for applications that require both high energy and low profiles, such as eSSD and eHDD devices," said Allen Mayar, product marketing manager at AVX.  

Lead-free compatible and RoHS compliant, TCN PulseCap Series capacitors are rated for -55°C to +85°C and 6.3VDC or 16VDC.  The series also features +/-20% capacitance tolerance and 0.1CV DC leakage current, and is suitable for 3x reflow solder processing at 260°C.  Lead time for the series is 8-12 weeks.

For more information about AVX's TCN PulseCap Series tantalum solid electrolytic chip capacitors with undertab terminations and conductive polymer electrodes, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/tcnpulse.pdf to view or download the datasheet.  For additional information, 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 26 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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Allen Mayar
Product Marketing Manager, AVX
864-228-4540
 

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Callie Baldwin
Corporate Communications Director, AVX
864-967-9375