The performance characteristics of any electronic component are included in product data sheets, which help designers and engineers to identify the properest component meeting the requirements of an application
Capacitors with Class 1 ceramic are manufactured with temperature coefficients between +100 and –1500 ppm/°C. In tables and diagrams we will confine ourselves to the type that is called NP0 or COG (0 ± 30 ppm/°C)
The tantalum metal has a dielectric constant of approximately 27. The price for solid tantalums is relatively high due to mainly the high cost of the tantalum powder. The solid electrolyte theoretically has no limitations in operation and storage time.
Polymer tantalum capacitor technology was developed in response to demands from the market to lower the ESR of tantalum capacitors while preserving their small case size and high reliability. The technology is promising in several aspects. The higher quality interface between the dielectric and the polymer cathode increases the breakdown voltage of the device, as well as reducing its DC leakage current, even at extreme radiation exposure conditions.