47 μF capacitor in 0.6-mm profile

February 18, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
AVX says it has the lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor available: the 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip capacitors measure 3.4 mm in length, 1.8 mm in width, and have a maximum height of 0.6mm, which is 0.15 mm shorter than the existing 1206 V case TACmicrochip capacitor.

Exhibiting high CV performance in an extremely thin package, in addition to all of the standard benefits of tantalum technology, including: inherent immunity to piezoelectric noise, and higher stability, reliability, and temperature performance than comparable MLCCs, the new 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip Series capacitors are suitable for use in audio and power amplifier modules, and as coupling/decoupling capacitors in handheld electronics.

Capable of being embedded in 0.8mm-thick PCBs or designed into the latest generation of extremely thin handheld devices, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip capacitors are well suited for employment in a wide variety of embedded electronics applications, including near field communication (NFC) systems and smart cards, such as: bank cards, SIM cards, identification cards, and access control cards.

"The new thin and flat D case TACmicrochip capacitor is our latest response to the industry's steady demand for higher volumetric efficiency. Despite the on-chip integration of many components, passive discrete components still occupy a majority of board space in PCB designs; hence, we are now penetrating the PCB with a new generation of embeddable components," said Mitch Weaver, Member of the Technical Staff at AVX. "Tantalum technology provides far greater mechanical robustness than other capacitor technologies, which allows us to create extremely small, thin, mechanically robust, and electrically stable designs that exhibit the high capacitance and long lifecycle performance necessary to enable the next generation of boards and applications."

Manufactured using a tantalum wafer process to achieve the high levels of mechanical tolerance required for ultra miniature devices, TACmicrochip Series capacitors feature an enhanced internal construction that eliminates the space-consuming elements of conventional moulded J-leaded tantalum capacitors, including the anode wire, lead frame, and the need for larger wall thicknesses. The capacitors are rated for use in temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C.

AVX; www.avx.com/docs/catalogs/tlc.pdf