Vishay Intertechnology's Tantalum-Cased Wet Tantalum Capacitors for Avionics and Aerospace Now Available with Enhanced Vibration Capability

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its T16 series of tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors with glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals is now available in the A, B, C, and D case codes. For avionics and aerospace applications, the devices have been enhanced with improved vibration (sine: 50 g; random: 27.7 g) capability.

Vishay's T16 electrolytic capacitors provide all the advantages of the company's SuperTan® series devices while offering reverse voltage of 1.5 V at +85 °C, thermal shock of 300 cycles, and high vibration capability. The wet tantalum capacitors are optimized for timing, filtering, energy hold-up, and pulse power applications in power supplies for space and avionics equipment.

The T16 series features voltages from 25 V to 125 V, high capacitance from 10 µF to 680 µF, and capacitance tolerance of ±10% and ±20% standard at 120 Hz and +25°C. The devices operate over a temperature range of -55°C to +85°C, to +125°C with voltage derating, and provide low ESR down to 0.70Ω at 120 Hz and +25°C.

The capacitors released today feature standard tin / lead terminations, with RoHS-compliant 100% tin terminations available.

Samples and production quantities of the extended T16 series are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery ranges from $35 to $70, depending on case size and rating, in high quantities.

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

SuperTan is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Contact:

Andrew Post

Senior Manager

Global Communications

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Telephone: 1-610-251-5287

Fax: 1-610-889-9429


Link to datasheet: (T16)

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