Reliability Management of Tantalum Capacitors

Reliability Management of Tantalum Capacitors
Written By: Chris Reynolds

Abstract:
Tantalum capacitors can achieve high reliability in steady state applications. Tantalum capacitors have highly stable capacitance and frequency dependent characteristics. Short circuits are a low level, but not negligible, failure mode. Because of this, reliability management of tantalum chips means the effective control of the S/C failure mode, not least because this mode cannot be designed around by use of redundancy circuits, etc.
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