Partlist Wednesday: Tantalum capacitors

Every Wednesday we highlight a component from the updated Dangerous Prototypes partlist. This week: tantalum capacitors. We use tantalum capacitors sparingly, usually only when a datasheet specifies. The element tantalum is a conflict mineral, and it’s expensive. For example the PICs on the Logic Sniffer and Bus Pirate have an internal voltage regulator that specifically […]