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AVX Enhances its Free Tantalum Capacitor
Simulation, Modelling and Selection Tools

Tantalum design tools from AVX significantly speed-up product development...

AVX Corporation Press Release - 2/16/2010

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Tantalum Capacitors

Tantalum Capacitors from AVX Corporation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has made significant enhancements to its popular SpiTan software for simulation and modelling of tantalum capacitors.

Designated the SpiTan III, the new software tool includes new features such as the effects of temperature and voltage on DCL leakage current, equivalent circuits of capacitors with parameter values, and more than 80 new released codes have been added. SpiTan III can be freely downloaded at

AVX has also developed a library of models of its tantalum capacitors. Five of the most common case sizes (A, B, C, D, E) are now available in STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data) format, which is widely used and popular for data exchange and archiving. Models can be downloaded from AVX' web pages:

In addition, AVX has updated its SelectCap capacitor selection program to include all parts released in 2009. It can be downloaded at

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AVX).

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