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AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at CMSE 2019

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at CMSE 2019

The Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition has invited AVX to contribute for the seventh consecutive year. This year, AVX will teach an in-depth training seminar, present two technical papers, & showcase its extensive portfolio of high-reliability mil-spec components FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 27, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is teaching a training seminar, delivering two technical presentations, and showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-reliability mil-spec components at the 23rd annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2019), which will take place April 16–18 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Widely recognized as the

Evaluating Tantalum Electrolytics As Replacements For MLCCs In High Capacitance Applications

Evaluating Tantalum Electrolytics As Replacements For MLCCs In High Capacitance Applications

Abstract: Over the years, ceramic capacitors have been used interchangeably with tantalum in many applications, class II ceramics being the one electrostatic technology that can achieve the high capacitance values typically associated with electrolytic capacitors. But because of MLCC shortages, we are currently at a point where designers are reconsidering electrolytic capacitors for applications that had switched to class II ceramic in recent years. However, migrating circuit designs from MLCCs to tantalum electrolytics requires an understanding of multiple issues that impact how these different styles of capacitors will perform in the intended application. This article discusses the key parameters that differentiate these two capacitor categories in the various roles they play in power supply applications (bypassing, filtering, decoupling, bulk hold

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2019

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2019

In addition to presenting an exhibitor seminar on the interchangeability of MLCCs & tantalum capacitors in high-capacitance applications, AVX is showcasing its expansive portfolio of tantalum, ceramic, power film, & supercapacitors ideal for use in multiple markets, including industrial, military, space, energy, consumer, telecom, medical, & more FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 11, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is presenting and exhibiting at APEC 2019, which will take place in Anaheim, California, March 17-21, and provide attendees with five full days of technical sessions designed to address topics of both immediate and long-term interest to engineers in the applied power electronics industry. AVX Technical Marketing Manager –

Vital to life – MLCCs for safety-critical applications in harsh environments

Vital to life - MLCCs for safety-critical applications in harsh environments

Abstract: Electronic components in safety-relevant systems such as medical devices, aircraft controls, airbags or driver assistance systems must meet the highest requirements in terms of reliability and safety. This also applies to passive components such as ceramic capacitors. Publication: Elektronik Praxis Published: 3/4/2019 Article Link: https://www.elektronikpraxis.vogel.de/lebensentscheidend-mlccs-fuer-sicherheitskritische-anwendungen-in-rauer-umgebung-a-805198

F9H Series Tantalum Capacitors for Automotive & Industrial Applications

F9H Series Tantalum Capacitors for Automotive & Industrial Applications

The new AEC-Q200-qualified F9H Series delivers twice the reliability of standard automotive-grade capacitors, is rated for operation up to a category temperature of 150°C, & offers the industry’s highest CV/cc in a high-temperature 1206 tantalum capacitor: a 10μF/16V rating. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 5, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of miniature, surface-mount, J-lead tantalum capacitors that deliver high reliability and high volumetric efficiency in high-temperature automotive and industrial applications. The new F9H Series meets AEC-Q200 requirements, is compliant with RoHS2 directive 2011/65/EU, is rated for operating temperatures up to 150°C, and offers the industry’s highest CV/cc in a high-temperature 1206 tantalum

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

TWA M39006 Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors deliver high-reliability, high-CV performance in harsh-environment military, defense, avionics, & industrial applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 26, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that several of its TWA Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors are now qualified to MIL-PRF-39006/33A. Designed to deliver high-reliability, high-CV performance in harsh-environment military, defense, avionics, and industrial applications, including satellites, DC/DC power supplies, power converters, bulk energy storage, and pule power circuits, the new TWA M39006 Series capacitors have a cylindrical, axial-leaded case with a hermetically sealed welded tantalum can and header assembly that ruggedly withstands environmental hazards including

New Poke-Home Wire-to-Wire Connectors for 12–18AWG Industrial Applications

New Poke-Home Wire-to-Wire Connectors for 12–18AWG Industrial Applications

The new 9286-300 Series connectors offer simple strip-and-poke-home insertion, twist-and-pull extraction, and reliable wire retention in a small, sleek, color-coded, flame retardant, reusable, and pottable package FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 20, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has expanded upon its proven-reliable wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire. Designed to simplify the connection process in a broad range of industrial market applications that require high-current or large-gauge wires, the new 9286-300 Series WTW connectors enable simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction, and employ a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that

AVX Announces Sponsorship of Formula-E Racing Team

AVX Announces Sponsorship of Formula-E Racing Team

AVX puts the pedal to the metal in its latest effort to promote increased environmental sustainability, partnering with Mouser, TTI, & Molex to sponsor the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 5 of the world’s first & only all-electric automotive racing series FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 14, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team in partnership with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex. The world’s first and only racing series with all-electric vehicles, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music, and entertainment — all firmly rooted in the three core values

Corporate Headquarters Goes Green

Corporate Headquarters Goes Green

With 2,700 PV modules projected to produce an annual output of 1.3GWh of power, the new solar energy parking canopy at AVX headquarters offers significant cost savings & environmental benefits.   FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 12, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, recently installed a 908kW solar energy parking canopy at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Consisting of 2,700 PV modules, the installation boasts a projected annual output of 1.3GWh of clean, green power, which is equivalent to the amount of power generated by more than one million pounds of burned coal. The new solar energy parking canopy will provide AVX with financial

New Portable Millimeter Wave Measurement System from Ethertronics®

New Portable Millimeter Wave Measurement System from Ethertronics®

The new ETH-MMW-1000 provides a compact, cost-effective, extremely accurate, & easily adaptable solution for testing 5G antennas & other devices at millimeter wave frequencies spanning 18-75+GHz in a wide range of laboratory & production environments. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 23, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that Ethertronics, an AVX Group Company, has released the new Ethertronics® ETH-MMW-1000 Millimeter Measurement System: a compact, cost-effective, extremely accurate, and easily adaptable portable solution for testing 5G antennas and other devices at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. Suitable for all mmWave system development and validation – including 5G communications, telecom industry research and development, university research, and other mobile