Thu, 05/27/2004 - 12:48pm
A new capacitor technology, OxiCap from AVX offers a host of environmental advantages while delivering high performance. These devices use Niobium Oxide which, unlike Tantalum is cheap and readily available yet they can be manufactured on existing standard tantalum processing lines. One of the key advantages of the NbO technology is its non-burn characteristics, which mean that failed devices are guaranteed not to burn up to the rated voltage. OxiCap capacitors exhibit reliability figures of 0.2% per 1000 hours, 2x to 5x better than comparable Tantalum products, while remaining comparable on temperature stability, frequency response and electrical parameters. Other features of these capacitors include: total traceability; reduced voltage derating; temperature rating up to 125° C; rated voltage of under 10 V and EIA case sizes that are the same as Tantalum devices.