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Publication Date: 05/1/2008
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Tecate: CAP-XX General-Purpose Supercapacitors
San Diego, CA, — Tecate Industries has introduced CAP-XX's ultra-thin G Series of general-purpose supercapacitors. Comprised of the GS and GW Series of single-cell and dual-cell supercapacitors, the RoHS-compliant parts offer a suitable solution to the power delivery limitations of batteries and other current-limited energy sources, including conventional capacitors.

These low-impedance parts have a very low profile, and competitive pricing, making them especially well suited for cost-sensitive portable applications. The supercapacitors offer long-life performance at up to 2.3V in the single-cell versions and 4.5V in dual-cell configurations, with two cells connected in series. Both versions operate from -40 to +75°C while providing the smallest and thinnest form factor for any specified ESR and capacitance. The capacitors utilize an unusual nanotechnology construction that packs the highest energy and power densities into a thin, lightweight prismatic package, making the capacitors optimal for a wide range of handheld and portable wireless, consumer, and industrial devices. They solve power delivery problems in applications in which pulsed loads draw greater power than the voltage source (typically a battery or current-limited power supply) can comfortably deliver.

The capacitors are most commonly specified in GSM/GPRS/EDGE modems in PCMCIA and CF cards, PCI Expresscards and USB-attached devices, automotive subsystems, wireless modems, autofocus zoom lenses, motor drives in digital cameras, as well as in short-term UPS and telecom systems and renewable energy applications.

These supercapacitors reduce voltage drops and DC/DC requirements, and protect against voltage transients and electromagnetic interference to further ensure products' reliability. Moreover, the parts extend products' battery life, run-time and stand-by time, especially in low temperature environments.

The low ESR, high capacitance supercapacitors provide the power to meet peak current loads, while storing enough energy to meet large power surges. The GW Series features a very small 28.5 x 17.0mm footprint and combines high capacitance (up to 0.4 Farad at 4.5V) with low equivalent-series-resistance (ESR as low as 60 milliohm) in a thin (0.90 to 2.90mm) package.

The GS Series has a small 39.0 x 17.0mm footprint and combines high capacitance (up to 0.7 Farad at 4.5V) with a very low ESR (as low as 34 milliohm) in the same thin (0.90 to 2.9mm) package.

Contact: Tecate Industries, Inc., 7520 Mission Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92108-4400 619-398-9700 fax: 619-398-9777 E-mail: Web:

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