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AVX Releases New MS Series MOS Capacitors for DC – 20GHz Operation

AVX Releases New MS Series MOS Capacitors for DC - 20GHz Operation

The new metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitors deliver small, low-profile, temperature-stable solutions with high Q, high breakdown voltage, low leakage, wide capacitance, tight tolerance, & rugged construction FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 1, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released new MS Series metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitors for applications in the RF, microwave, and gigahertz ranges. Designed for DC to 20GHz operation in hybrid circuits, bias networks, receiver optical subassemblies (ROSA), transmission optical subassemblies (TOSA), and aerospace and test and measurement equipment, MS Series MOS single-layer capacitors use silicon dioxide (SiO2) dielectric materials to deliver small, low-profile, temperature-stable solutions with high Q, high breakdown voltage, and low leakage. The series

AVX Doubles Lifetime of Select THH 230°C Hermetic Series High Temp SMD Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Doubles Lifetime of Select THH 230°C Hermetic Series High Temp SMD Tantalum Capacitors

AVX’s THH Series now offers 2,000-hour extended lifetimes at 230ºC on selected ratings & robust mechanical shock & vibration resistance at 230ºC compliant with MIL-STD-202 on all ratings FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 25, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has doubled the lifetime of select THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors. Four of the six ratings currently available now offer 2,000-hour lifetimes at 230ºC and 0.5VR, and all six recently completed mechanical shock and vibration testing to MIL-STD-202 at 230ºC with 20g peak, ensuring robust, high-reliability performance in harsh, extreme application environments, such as down-hole and high temperature electronic engine control (EEC). Hermetically sealed in ceramic cases with

AVX Adds New Medical Device Development Facility To Its Corporate Headquarters

AVX Adds New Medical Device Development Facility To Its Corporate Headquarters

With more than 2,500 square feet of cleanrooms & support space for device fabrication, biological analysis, & electrical testing, the new facility will further extend AVX’s robust portfolio of components for Class I, II, & III medical devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 18, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a new medical device development facility to its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, S.C. With more than 2,500 square feet of cleanrooms and support space for device fabrication, biological analysis, and electrical testing equipment, the new medical device development lab will accommodate the efforts of eight to ten researchers dedicated to developing cutting-edge medical components. These devices will further extend

AVX Wins Medical Design Briefs’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award

AVX Wins Medical Design Briefs' 2016 Readers' Choice Product of the Year Award

Readers recognized AVX’s Accu-P® MP Series medical-grade thin film chip capacitors as one of the two most significant new products introduced to the medical engineering community in 2016, marking their second win in the awards’ four-year history FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 6, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has won Medical Design Briefs’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award for its Accu-P® MP Series medical-grade thin film chip capacitors for RF signal and power applications in implantable medical devices, marking their second win in the awards’ four-year history. The first was for the company’s TAZ HRC5000 Series medical-grade tantalum capacitors back in 2013. Selected from amongst the 12 products

New Leadless BI-Directional ESD Suppression Diodes for High-Speed Circuit Protection

New Leadless BI-Directional ESD Suppression Diodes for High-Speed Circuit Protection

Delivering clamping values below 12V & ultralow nominal capacitance values down to 0.3pF in low profile 0201 & 0402 packages, the new GiGuard Series diodes preserve the integrity of high-speed data & communication signals & protect sensitive ICs during ESD events in applications spanning network communications to touchscreens FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 4, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of bidirectional ESD suppression diodes that combine the latest in transient voltage suppression (TVS) technology with miniature, leadless, and low profile 0201 and 0402 packaging designs to deliver cutting-edge ESD protection in high-speed data and communication circuits. The new GiGuard Series ESD diodes offer clamping voltages below

AVX Releases New FHC1 & FHC2 Series Power Film Capacitors for HEV/EV Applications

AVX Releases New FHC1 & FHC2 Series Power Film Capacitors for HEV/EV Applications

Announced at APEC 2017, the new FHC Series capacitors deliver high-reliability performance designed to compliment & protect high-power-density inverter products in electric & hybrid electric vehicles FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 27, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new FHC1 and FHC2 Series power film capacitors, which were especially designed for electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) applications. Exhibiting high ripple current capabilities, extremely high dielectric strength in operating conditions up to 115°C, low inductance, low ESR, and a low thermal footprint, the new FHC Series capacitors deliver high-reliability performance that compliments and protects high-power-density inverter products. Engineered for use in the DC-link circuits between EV/HEV rectifiers and inverters,

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2017 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2017 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

Invited to present two technical papers, teach an in-depth training seminar, & chair a technical session, AVX’s presence at CMSE 2017 is a testament to its dedication to the design & development of advanced military & space electronics FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 23, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver two technical presentations, teach a training seminar, and exhibit at the 21st annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2017), which will take place April 11–13, 2017 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognized as the most comprehensive conference dedicated to successful practices for the use of both military and COTS components in military and

AVX Extends New High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filters

AVX Extends New High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filters

The new LP Series filters exhibit low insertion loss & extremely sharp roll-off, delivering excellent high frequency performance in wireless applications including: mobile communications systems, satellite TV receivers, GPS, vehicle location systems, & wireless LANs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 21, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released new 1800, 1900, 2400, 2900, 3500, and 4000 MHz 0805 high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filter that exhibits low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency wireless applications including: mobile communications systems, microcell and picocell base stations, satellite TV receivers, global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle location systems, and wireless large area networks (LANs). Based on thin film multilayer technology,

AVX To Launch New EV/HEV Capacitors at APEC 2017

AVX To Launch New EV/HEV Capacitors at APEC 2017

In addition to releasing two new capacitor series, AVX will also promote its vast portfolio of advanced passive components for low- to high-power applications, as well as the various design tools they offer to ensure more first-pass design successes FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 7, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, will launch two new capacitor series for EV/HEV applications during its exposition at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), which will take place March 26 – 30 in Tampa, Florida. In addition to releasing the new FHC1 and FHC2 Series capacitors, which were especially designed for use in conjunction with IGBT modules to prevent ripple currents from

New Automotive Grade Accu-P® Series Thin Film Chip Capacitors for Signal & Power Applications

New Automotive Grade Accu-P® Series Thin Film Chip Capacitors for Signal & Power Applications

Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new Automotive Grade Accu-P Series SMD capacitors deliver the industry’s tightest capacitive tolerances, in addition to exceptionally repeatable performance, extremely high stability, & remarkably low ESR & high Q at high frequencies FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 9, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of SMD thin film chip capacitors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, AVX’s new Automotive Grade Accu-P® Series capacitors deliver the tightest tolerances of any capacitor available on today’s market (down to ±0.01pF), in addition to exceptionally repeatable performance, remarkably low ESR and high Q at high frequencies (including

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