SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 17, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay's New T86 Series of Surface-Mount Hi-Rel COTS TANTAMOUNT® Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors Features Weibull Grading, Low-ESR Option Down to 0.25 Ohms, and Built-In Fuses in Three Molded Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new surface-mount Hi-Rel COTS series of solid tantalum chip capacitors that combines Weibull grading and surge-current test options per MIL-PRF-55365, a low-ESR option, and built-in fuses for high reliability and protection against short circuits in critical applications.

T86 series devices feature an internal fusing mechanism that activates at + 25 °C for 0.1 s with a 5 A minimum applied current. In the event of a failure due to excessive current flow, this fusing prevents damage to circuit components in high-reliability avionics and military applications, such as radar, missiles, and other weapons systems.

The option of low ESR values, which extend down to 0.25 ohms at + 25 °C and 100 kHz, allows for more efficient filtering in applications requiring maximum reliability, such as safety-critical industrial applications, medical instrumentation, and diagnostic, high-end computing and data storage. The capacitors' high ripple current handling capability ensures stable output voltages.

The devices released today, part of Vishay's TANTAMOUNT® tantalum capacitor family, are offered in the C, D, E molded case sizes and have a capacitance range of 0.47 to 470 microfarads and voltage range from 4 V to 50 V. Their extended capacitance/voltage values -- coupled with reliability, surge current, and ESR options -- make the T86 tantalum capacitors a flexible solution for a wide variety of application and performance requirements.

Compatible with high-volume automatic pick-and-place equipment, the T86 series features standard RoHS-compliant tin terminations, with Sn/Pb terminations available. The capacitors operate over a temperature range of - 55 °C to + 125 °C.

Samples and production quantities of the new T86 solid tantalum chip capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 to 12 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay's TANTAMOUNT 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

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