KEMET Releases New Tantalum Polymer Capacitors

August 6, 2020 Perry Cohen

KEMET released the Tantalum Stack Polymer (TSP) O 7360-43 and the 82uF/75V rated voltage extension in Polymer Hermetically Sealed. The TSP series was designed to allow for the highest capacitance/voltage (CV) ratings in surface mount device (SMD) capacitors.

The company’s KO-CAP® High Reliability Series T540, T541 and T543 are all available for stack configuration in the TSP series. The capacitors allow engineers to customize capacitance, voltage, and low equivalent series resistance (ESR), when stacked. The feature makes TSP suitable for devices using Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, including radar applications based on the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems.

Per a company press release, a May 2020 report from Yole Développement* said the total defense market for GaN radio frequency (RF) applications is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22% and surpass USD 1 billion in 2025, while the total GaN RF market will reach over USD 2 billion in 2025. The report also states that application in AESA systems for radar and demand for lightweight devices for airborne systems are the main drivers of the GaN RF defense market.

For more information, visit https://ec.kemet.com/polymer-high-reliability/.

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