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Publication Date: 05/1/2009
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Tecate Intros Stacked MLC Capacitors
Stacked MLC capacitors.
San Diego, CA — Tecate Industries has introduced the CSM Series of stacked Switch Mode Power Supply Capacitors (SMPS) employing Multilayer Ceramic (MLCC) construction. The SMPS stacked capacitors offer high capacitance levels comparable to tantalum devices, but with an extremely low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR).

Engineered specifically to handle high ripple current at high frequencies and high power levels, the parts are available with capacitance values of up to 33µF. The vertical stacking of the capacitors' ceramic components minimizes the footprint required for mounting, while strain relief is provided by the lead frame design. These SMPS stacked capacitors' low ESR and Equivalent Series Inductance (ESL) makes them suitable for a wide range of high CV consumer and industrial applications in which weight, size, and durability are critical factors. Included among the applications for which the parts are most commonly specified are surge protection, input and output stages of DC filters in

high-power/high-frequency motor drives, snubber and industrial control circuits, as well as low power electronics.

Capacitors in the company's CSM Series are offered in EIA 1825 and 2225 size codes, and in both NPO and X7R dielectrics. They provide an operating voltage range of 25 to 500VDC, and capacitance values ranging from 0.047µF to 33µF. Operating temperature range is from -55 to +125°C. Parts are supplied in J, L, and N leaded configurations to provide enhanced mechanical and thermal stress relief.

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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