F38 Series Miniature, Frameless, Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Consumer Applications

AVX Corp. has introduced a new series of miniature, Frameless, tantalum polymer SMD capacitors. Utilizing proprietary Frameless technology, which is characterized by a unique lead-frame-less and facedown structure, precise dimensions, and low-stress packaging, the F38 series surface-mount capacitors provide high capacitance in miniature M and S cases for high volumetric efficiency.  Featuring conductive polymer cathodes, which can handle high ripple currents, F38 series capacitors also exhibit low ESR, low ESL, and low, flat impedance over a wide frequency range, and are well suited for use in a broad range of consumer applications, including: smartphones, tablet PCs, portable gaming devices and wireless modules.

“Impervious to capacitance variations resulting from fluctuations in temperature or voltage, the new F38 series tantalum polymer capacitors provide design engineers with a high-reliability alternative to the noise-emitting MLCCs in mobile phone and other handheld consumer device applications,” said Allen Mayar, marketing manager at AVX.

Rated for use in temperatures ranging from -55°C to 105°C, AVX’s F38 series tantalum polymer capacitors are RoHS-compliant, halogen free, and available in two case sizes: M (1.6 mm by 0.85 mm by 0.8 mm) and S (2.0 mm by 1.25 mm by 0.8 mm).  Currently, M-case F38 series capacitors are available rated for 10 V and 2.2 µF or 10 V and 4.7 µF; however, the following ratings are in development and slated for introduction later this year: 6.3 V and 22 µF, 6.3 V and 47 µF, and10 V and 10 µF.  S-case F38 series capacitors are currently available rated for 6.3 V and 47 µF.  Two additional S-case ratings, 4 V and 100 µF and 10 V and 22 µF, are also in development and slated for introduction later this year.

To access the F38 Series datasheet, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/f38.pdf.