KEMET Spice Now Available in Web-Based Form


GREENVILLE, S.C., March 28, 2013 // -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today released the browser-based version of its KEMET Spice application. Spice is designed to show the behavior of a component with respect to frequency, ambient temperature and DC bias levels.

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"KEMET has combined many key features of the Spice desktop software with the speed and portability of a browser-based application," stated John Prymak, KEMET Director, Advanced Applications and author of KEMET Spice. "This web-based version is compatible with Windows, Mac and iPad platforms, and because it runs on a server, file downloads to the operating computer are not necessary," continued Prymak.

Features and Benefits of Spice for the Web:

  • Runs on the server with no downloads to the operating computer. The screens show selected plots and the applications allows for printing or saving the data.
  • Evaluates typical KEMET capacitor performance versus frequency (Impedance and ESR, Capacitance and ESL, Ripple Currents and Ripple Voltage, S-Parameters s11 or s21) and time (dv/dt and Cap/dt)
  • Change the ambient temperature, bias voltage and frequency range of the plots
  • Plot 10 different part types, 10 different temperatures and 10 different bias voltages  
  • Plot temperature rise versus ripple current for 10 discreet frequencies for one part type 
  • Generate NetList types of EDA model files for each plot  
  • Pick-and-select part numbers from a list or enter the KEMET part number directly

To learn more about the new web-based Spice, please visit


ESR    Equivalent Series Resistance  
ESL     Equivalent Series Inductance


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