AVX Corp.'s PulseCap Series capacitors feature
the 'undertab' termination style, where traditional 'J' leads are replaced by
terminations that do not protrude outside of the outline of the case. The undertab style increases volumetric efficiency
and allows parts to be positioned closely together, delivering significant
space savings. The Pulsecap Series also includes devices with voltage ratings
up to 10V. The 2200/1500ÂµF / 6.3V PulseCap capacitors are available in two
different case sizes: four (7.3 x 6.3 x 2.0 mm) and six (14.5 x 7.5 x 2.0 mm).
of the 3300ÂµF/ 4V version completes the PulseCap family of 2 mm low profile,
large case size capacitors. The PulseCap
versions will employ a conductive polymer as a second electrode, which results
in a safer, reduced-ignition failure mode and even lower ESR. These new
capacitors will be extremely robust in preventing overloading and thermal
runaway. Samples of the new devices will be available during the first half of
Series capacitors are RoHS compliant and capable of withstanding a soldering
profile of 3x reflow at 260C. Operating temperature range is -55 to +125C.
Other applications include wireless data cards, solid state drivers, smart
metering and sensors.
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