Thermal Management of Surface Mounted Tantalum Capacitors

Thermal Management of Surface Mounted Tantalum Capacitors
Written By: Ian Salisbury

Abstract:
This paper covers thermal management of surface mounted tantalum capacitors, and explores the thermal characteristics and how these are modified by the thermal interconnection substrate. The paper explores the different methods of mounting to reduce the thermal resistance to the PCB, also the affect of the design of connection pads on the PCB to reduce the thermal stress on the capacitor.
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