I understand that ceramics are good at ESR but would like to know if tantalum would suffice for my application.
Some 16 bit PICs require a >4.7uf cap (10uf recommended) low ESR cap for their internal regulator. The datasheet doesn't specify the type of capacitor but only says low ESR.
I have successfully used a 10uf ceramic cap with PIC24EP64GP202;
Can I use a tantalum cap instead?
Does DOM (Date of Manufacture) of the caps matter in this regard?
Does age (in-line use period) of a tantalum capacitor matter? Although I'm not going to use a used capacitor but would like to know this for curiosity.
Do tantalum capacitors age? Shelf life? In-use life?