tantalum capacitor


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tantalum capacitor

[′tant·əl·əm kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
An electrolytic capacitor in which the anode is some form of tantalum; examples include solid tantalum, tantalum-foil electrolytic, and tantalum-slug electrolytic capacitors.

tantalum capacitor

A capacitor made out of the precious metal tantalum. The silver-gray tantalum beads, in the form of compacted powder, can store a lot of charge relative to their mass. This enables smaller capacitors to be built, helping to reduce the size of mobile phones. See capacitor.
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AVX has demonstrated and manufactured 0201 tantalum capacitors with dimensions as small as 0.
For example, in the latest generation of HRC6000 tantalum capacitors using AVX's patented Q-Process (www.
One leading manufacturer has even released tantalum capacitors available in a hermetically sealed ceramic case, which provides resistance to dust, moisture, radiation, and temperatures up to 230[degrees]C.
By bringing all activities under control, from the mine through production of high-quality powder, to final assembly and screening of tantalum capacitors, this approach provides the highest possible assurances of ethical sourcing and product quality.
The 200[degrees]C life tests confirmed virtually no degradation of the hermetically sealed SMD tantalum capacitors at operating temperatures of up to 200[degrees]C, as well as the technology's potential for extended lifetimes of up to 10,000 hours.
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its TRM and TRJ 'Professional' Series of SMD tantalum capacitors.
Kemet Releases New Products in the Surface Mount Tantalum Capacitor Lines
Table 5: Global Market for Tantalum Capacitors (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Leading Players- Kemet/EPCOS, NEC/ Tokin, Kyocera-AVX, Vishay, Nichicon and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
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