DESIGN TOOLS:AVX Corp has made significant enhancements to its popular SpiTan software for simulation and modeling of tantalum capacitors. Designated the SpiTan III, the new software tool includes new features such as the effects of temperature and voltage on DCL leakage current, equivalent circuits of capacitors with parameter values, and more than 80 codes have been added.
AVX has also developed a library of models of its tantalum capacitors. Five of the most common case sizes (A, B, C, D, E) are now available in STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data) format, which is widely used and popular for data exchange and archiving.
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