NOS Low ESR series of OxiCap niobium oxide capacitors have been developed in order to offer significant Cost versus Performance value as the key requirement for mass manufactured electronic products. A new solid electrolyte capacitor OxiCap has been developed by AVX in standard EIA SMT case sizes. The OxiCap non-burn technology is based on NbO niobium oxide ceramic material as the anodic material processed through the same manufacturing process as tantalum capacitors. Nb2O5 dielectric in combination to self-healing MnO2 cathode is a basis for an excellent reliability level 0.2%/1000 hrs. within a temperature range up to 125°C and rated voltage 8V (rail voltage 5V). Electrical parameters are similar to general low ESR tantalum specifications. NbO and MnO2 are widely available materials. The laser coded orange molded body gives total traceability.