RE: [SI-LIST] : Where for art thou Tantalum Caps?

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From: Scott Brenneman (sbrenneman@ideo.com)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2000 - 15:45:15 PST


The demand for tantalums is greater than supply. Tantalum caps are in high
demand for the power supplies in cell phones and other small devices. The
alternate for small values are ceramic caps, and for large values you'll
need to use aluminums instead, albeit at a larger size. One cap vendor has
on their web site a document about replacing tantalums:
http://www.niccomp.com/Products/TantShortSolut.html-ssi

Good luck!

Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
[mailto:owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com]On Behalf Of Chris Padilla
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:07 PM
To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
Subject: [SI-LIST] : Where for art thou Tantalum Caps?

Why are tantalum capacitors becoming scarce?

What are good alternatives?

Thanks----->Chris

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