Assessment and testing process for tantalum capacitors

16 July 2013

Assessment and testing process for tantalum capacitors
Assessment and testing process for tantalum capacitors

With the potential to replace the Weibull Reliability Assessment, AVX details a new Q-Process in a technical paper available online.

High-rel medical, military, and aerospace tantalum capacitors could be subject to the Q-Process as the industry standard, the company believes. It describes it as an innovative and extremely effective new process for the manufacture and test of high-reliability tantalum capacitors.

Driven by MIL standards and used to characterise the reliability of tantalum capacitors for decades, Weibull has become less relevant in recent years due to widespread improvements in manufacturing and testing technology.

The process has received a provisional patent and is now available for small case size medical grade tantalum capacitors. The Q-Process is slated to be available for military and aerospace product lines later this year.  The technical paper, “Reaching the Highest Reliability for Tantalum Capacitors” is available at the company’s website.


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