Solid Tantalum SMD Molded Chip Capacitors conserve PCB space.

Press Release Summary:

While TMCJ and TMCP are respectively offered in J (1608-09) and P (2012-12) case sizes, TMCU comes in UA (3216-12) and UB (3528-12) package options. Each package conserves PCB space and offers profile that optimizes mounting on mezzanine cards. RoHS-compliant products offer capacitance values from 0.1–220 µF, with tolerances down to ±10%, over 2.5–25 Vdc range and operate from -55 to +125°C with voltage derating above +85°C. Lead (Pb)-free terminations are standard.

Original Press Release:

New Vishay Intertechnology Solid Tantalum SMD Molded Chip Capacitors Save Space With Compact Case Sizes and Low, Ultra-Flat Profiles

For Industrial and Audiovisual Equipment, Devices Offered in J, P, UA, and UB Case Sizes

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has broadened its offering of solid tantalum surface-mount molded chip capacitors with new devices featuring smaller case sizes and lower profiles. The Vishay Polytech TMCJ and TMCP are offered in the J (1608-09) and P (2012-12) case sizes, respectively, while the TMCU is available in the ultra-flat, low-profile UA (3216-12) and UB (3528-12).

Suitable for high-density packaging, the compact packages of the TMCJ, TMCP, and TMCU save PCB space, and their low profiles optimize the devices for mounting on mezzanine cards. The capacitors will be used for power management, battery decoupling, and energy storage in industrial systems, audiovisual equipment, and general purpose applications.

The devices released today feature capacitance values from 0.1 µF to 220 µF — with tolerances down to ± 10 % — over voltage ratings from 2.5 VDC to 25 VDC. The capacitors operate over a temperature range of -55 °C to +125 °C with voltage derating above +85 °C.

Featuring lead (Pb)-free terminations, TMCJ, TMCP, and TMCU capacitors are RoHS-compliant and available with halogen-free and Vishay GREEN options. The devices are compatible with high-volume automatic pick-and-place equipment and offer a Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) of 1 for the J, P, and UA case sizes, and 3 for the UB case size.

Device Specification Table:

Part #




Case code

J (1608-09)

P (2012-12)

UA (3216-12)
UB (3528-12)


0.68 µF to 22 µF

0.1 µF to 47 µF

0.1 µF to 220 µF


± 20 %

± 20 %

± 10 %, ± 20 %

Voltage Rating

2.5 VDC to 20 VDC

2.5 VDC to 25 VDC

2.5 VDC to 25 VDC

Max. ESR @ +25 °C and 100 kHz

10 Ω to 27.5 Ω

4.0 Ω to 33 Ω

1.1 Ω to 40 Ω

Max. ripple current at 100 kHz

0.043 A to 0.071 A

0.044 A to 0.126 A

0.044 A to 0.295 A

Samples and production quantities of the new tantalum capacitors are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.08 per piece.


Solid tantalum chip capacitors from Vishay

Check TMCJ distributor stock on the Vishay website.

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Check TMCU distributor stock on the Vishay website.

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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

Vishay Contact:

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Global Communications

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Telephone: 1 610 251-5287

Fax: 1 610 889-9429


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