Capacitor Simulation Tool Is Updated with New Libraries
Mon, 04/11/2011 - 8:19am
AVX has expanded the capabilities of its SpiTanIII software to enable designers to view all basic characteristics and parameters for tantalum and Oxicap (niobium oxide) capacitors. The company has also introduced a new S-parameter library in v1.1, which includes s2p files. SpiTanIII v1.1 software enables designers to choose a desired component by part number or by categories including capacitance, rated voltage, case size or series. For selected capacitors, all basic parameters, such as the frequency characteristics of capacitance, ESR, impedance, DF and ripple current and ripple voltage ratings are displayed. Furthermore, leakage current DCL versus time progress can be studied and an equivalent circuit diagram with values of all elements can be displayed. All graphs can be exported either as pictures or as data for further evaluation.