SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

May 17, 2010 15:02 ET

Vishay's Wet Tantalum Capacitor, Approved to New DSCC Drawing 10011, Offers High Capacitance to 72,000 Microfarads and Maximum ESR Down to 0.035 Ohms

10011 Series of Capacitors Features Glass-to-Metal Hermetic Seal for High-Reliability Applications

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced an ultra-high-capacitance, wet tantalum capacitor approved to the new DSCC Drawing 10011. Vishay's new DSCC 10011 device features a capacitance to 72,000 microfarads in the A, B, and C case codes. For high-reliability applications, the 10011 features a glass-to-metal hermetic seal, operates over a temperature range of - 55 to + 85 deg. C, to + 125 deg. C with voltage derating, and provides low maximum ESR down to 0.035 ohms at 1 kHz.

With a unique cathode system that provides the highest capacitance per unit volume available, the 10011 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology for high-energy applications. The device combines the inherent reliability of wet tantalum with the capacitance stability of solid tantalum to eliminate circuit impedance restrictions and dramatically increase capacitance ratings.

Housed in an all-tantalum, hermetically sealed case, and manufactured to withstand high stress and hazardous environments, the new capacitor provides a unique double seal for reliable performance in low-voltage filtering and energy storage applications for demanding military and aerospace systems including weapon systems, radars, transponders, and power supplies.

The device offers capacitances from 1100 to 72,000 microfarads over a voltage range of 25 V to 125 V, and capacitance tolerances of 20 % standard at 120 Hz and + 25 deg. C. By providing designers with a new high standard for capacitance in a single device, the new capacitor enables reduction of capacitor or component count, lowers the amount of board space required, and simplifies the overall manufacturing and assembly process.

Samples and production quantities of the new 10011 wet tantalum capacitor are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay components for military applications 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, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

Link to datasheet: (DSCC 10011)

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