Tantalum Capacitor features maximum case height of 2 mm.

Press Release Summary:

Rated at 2,200 µF/6.3 V, PulseCap(TM) capacitor is designed for PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power. It features undertab style terminations that do not protrude outside of outline of case, and has operating temperature range of -55 to +125°C. RoHS compatible device is capable of withstanding soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C, and suits applications including wireless data cards, metering, and sensors.

Original Press Release:

AVX Develops 2200µF PulseCap(TM) Tantalum Capacitors in a Low Profile Package

AVX's tantalum capacitors are ideal for boosting transmitter power in wireless express cards...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (January 8, 2009) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, has developed a new high capacitance PulseCap(TM) capacitor in a low profile package. The capacitors are designed for applications such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power.

These large case size tantalum products are rated at 2200μF (2.2mF) / 6.3V. A maximum case height of 2mm makes them ideal for reduced-height applications. The 'undertab' termination style - where traditional 'J' leads are replaced by terminations that do not protrude outside of the outline of the case - increases volumetric efficiency and allows parts to be positioned very closely together, delivering significant space savings.

PulseCap devices are RoHS compatible and capable of withstanding a soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C. Operating temperature range is -55°C to +125°C. Other applications include wireless data cards, metering and sensors.

"Our new PulseCap capacitors complement our BestCap® low ESR devices. In contrast to other large case size, large capacitance devices, PulseCaps are true surface mount devices capable of withstanding lead-free reflow process assembly. They also save more space on a PCB and offer excellent surge robustness," said Thomas Zednicek, AVX technical marketing manager.

Pricing typically starts at $2.20 each and are available in volume with a typical lead time of 14 weeks.

Additional information for the PulseCap(TM) can be found by visiting the AVX website at the following link:


For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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