Vishay Intertechnology Announces New Series of Surface-Mount Aluminum Capacitors With High Temperature Range to + 150 Deg. C, Low "Z" to 0.035 Ohms, and High Ripple Current to 1.35 A

Offered in Six Case Sizes, Devices Meet IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 Soldering Guidelines


MALVERN, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors that combines a high temperature range to + 150 degrees C with very low impedance, high ripple current, and long useful life. For increased processing flexibility, the Vishay BCcomponents 160 CLA devices meet the rigorous IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering guidelines for severe reflow conditions.

The capacitors introduced today are available in six case sizes, ranging from 12.5 mm by 12.5 mm by 13 mm to the larger 18 mm by 18 mm by 21 mm. For enhanced performance and reliability, the 160 CLA devices feature a very low "Z," or maximum impedance at 100 kHz, of 0.035 ohms, high ripple current to 1.35 A, and long useful life to 2000 hours at + 150 degrees C. The capacitors offer capacitance from 100 to 3300 microfarads over a 16 V to 50 V voltage range.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte, the AEC-Q200-qualified devices are ideally suited for filtering, smoothing, buffering, and voltage decoupling applications in high-temperature environments.

Typical end products will include automotive power trains and chassis electronics; industrial drives, automation, and equipment for renewable energy; and SMPS units.

The RoHS-compliant 160 CLA capacitors are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak current limitation. For vibration-proof performance, the devices are offered in 4-pin and 6-pin versions.

Samples of the new capacitors are available via Vishay franchised distributors or directly from Vishay. Production quantities will be available in Q2 2013, with lead times of nine to 14 weeks. Follow aluminum capacitors from Vishay at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

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 www.vishay.com.

Link to datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/doc?28405 (160 CLA)

Link to product photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/8457301970