SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

May 20, 2013 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Extends 597D Series of Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors With New DLA-Approved Devices

TANTAMOUNT® Capacitors Provide High Reliability for +28 V Power Supplies in Military and Aerospace Applications

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2013) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its TANTAMOUNT® 597D series of commercial solid tantalum chip capacitors with a new Hi-Rel version approved to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Specification 13008. Built with Vishay's proprietary high-voltage dielectric formation process, the Vishay Sprague 13008 series is ideal for +28 V power supply designs in military and aerospace applications.

The capacitors released today are optimized for DC/DC conversion and power distribution in weapons and radar systems, avionics, and space-based electronics. To ensure performance in these safety-critical applications, the devices offer high-reliability screening and surge current testing options in accordance with MIL-PRF-55365.

Available in nine case sizes, 13008 series capacitors provide a wide array of ratings not previously found in available MIL specifications, including a capacitance range of 10 to 1500 microfarads over a voltage range from 4 V to 63 V. The devices' 63 V rating allows designers to meet derating requirements of 50 % rated voltage for use in MIL-STD-1275 +28 V power supply designs. Their dual anode construction ensures the lowest ESR in their class, down to 0.015 ohms at +25 °C and 100 kHz.

The 13008 series operates over a temperature range of -55 °C to +85 °C, to +125 °C with voltage derating. With their conformal coating, the capacitors offer better volumetric efficiency than molded devices. This allows for higher capacitance-voltage (CV), a figure of merit that measures the amount of energy a capacitor can store.

Samples and production quantities of the new DLA 13008 capacitors are available now, with lead times of 12 to 14 weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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