SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

September 16, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay Releases Industry's First Surface-Mount Aluminum Capacitors to Combine Low Impedance Down to 0.035 Ohms With High Ripple Current to 1.75 A While Meeting IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 Soldering Standard

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) -  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released the industry's first surface-mount aluminum capacitors to combine an ultra-low impedance down to 0.035 ohms for better filtering with high ripple current to 1.75 A for higher reliability while offering more process flexibility by meeting the rigorous IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering standard for severe reflow conditions.

The new 146 CTI capacitors offer the most severe reflow soldering profile available in eight case sizes, ranging from 10 mm by 10 mm by 10 mm to the larger 18 mm by 18 mm by 21 mm. The devices released today provide high-temperature performance to 125 deg. C, impedance from 0.035 to 0.430 ohms at 100 kHz and 20 deg. C, ripple currents from 400 mA to 1750 mA at 100 kHz and 125 deg. C, and a long useful life to 6000 hours at 125 deg. C.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte, the AEC-Q200-qualified devices are ideally suited for filtering, smoothing, buffering, and voltage decoupling applications. Typical end products will include automotive power trains and chassis electronics; industrial drives, automation, and equipment for renewable energy; and SMPS units.

The RoHS-compliant 146 CTI capacitors are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak current limitation. For vibration-proof performance, the devices are offered in 4-pin and 6-pin versions.

Samples of the new capacitors are available on request. Production quantities will be available in November 2010, with lead times of eight to 12 weeks. Follow Vishay aluminum capacitors at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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

Link to datasheet:  (146 CTI)

Link to product photo (click ALL SIZES for hi-res version):