SMD Tantalum Capacitors: Low DC Leakage Current

AVX Corporation has unveiled its new TMJ S1gma Series high-reliability SMD tantalum capacitors, which offer three levels of next-generation statistical screening and process control enhancement for applications that require both exceedingly high reliability and extremely low DC leakage current (DCL).

According to the company’s press release:

Twice as reliable as basic commercial tantalum capacitors, the new TMJ S1gma Series capacitors feature an impressively scant baseline part failure rate of < 0.5% per 1,000 hours at 85°C and rated volts.  Available with DCL limits of 0.001CV (on selected codes) and 0.005CV, TMJ S1gma Series capacitors also exhibit the lowest DCL of any existing tantalum capacitor currently on the market, making them ideal for a variety of avionics, medical, safety system, and long-life battery operated circuit applications, such as remote wireless modules.

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