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AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 7, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its J-CAP™ Series conductive polymer capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes, which already delivered the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc) of any SMT capacitor available on the market, with the addition of a new case size and several improved energy ratings. Now available in a large 7361-15 case with a low 1.5mm height profile, and capable of delivering up to an industry-leading 38.8mJ in low-profile SMD designs, J-CAP Series capacitors each feature a conductive polymer electrode that exhibits a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions, and undertab terminations that enable high both volumetric efficiency in small, low-profile case

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 2, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of supercapacitor modules. Comprised of series-connected cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors, the new SCM Series supercapacitor modules are currently available in two voltage ratings (5V and 5.4V), and exhibit optimal pulse power handling characteristics, including: high capacitance values (0.47F – 7.5F ±20% tolerance), low ESR (4mΩ – 300mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (2µA – 1,000µA), high energy density (1 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles). Designed to provide reliable hold-up, energy harvesting, and pulse power solutions, SCM Series modules can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended

AVX Releases New Cylindrical Supercapacitor Series With Excellent Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

AVX Releases New Cylindrical Supercapacitor Series With Excellent Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 31, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors. Rated for 2.7V and delivering high capacitance values (1F – 3,000F), low ESR (0.16mΩ – 200mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (6µA – 5,800µA), high energy density (1.2 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles), the new SCC Series supercapacitors exhibit excellent pulse power handling characteristics, and can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended backup time, longer battery life, and instantaneous pulse power as needed. Available in a wide range of case sizes with diameters spanning 6.3mm to 60mm, case lengths spanning

AVX Releases New Multilayer Organic Low Pass Filters With Best-In-Class Performance

AVX Releases New Multilayer Organic Low Pass Filters With Best-In-Class Performance

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 26, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of low profile, low pass filters with best-in-class performance. Based on AVX’s patented and proven multilayer organic (MLO®) high density interconnect technology, the new LP Series MLO low pass filters utilize a combination of high dielectric constant and low-loss materials to enable the fabrication of multilayer, stacked passive devices, such as inductors and capacitors, with high volumetric efficiency, high Q, and exceptional electrical performance. Designed to support both a wide frequency range (0.4GHz – 6.5GHz) and several wireless standards, LP Series low pass filters feature an ultralow 0.55mm height profile, and exhibit excellent isolation, low

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 24, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at the 26th biennial Electronica — the premier global trade fair for electronic components, systems, and applications — which will take place November 8 – 11, 2016 in Munich. Exhibiting in Hall B6 at Booth 314, prominent AVX personnel will be onsite to promote the company’s vast portfolio of advanced passive and interconnect components for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, and consumer applications. Passive products that will be showcased at the event include: the latest high capacitance releases for automotive MLCCs, DC link film capacitors for electric vehicles, and two new supercapacitor series. AVX’s Automotive MLCC Series is qualified to

AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting and presenting two technical papers about their advanced polymer tantalum and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitors for high-reliability space applications at the second annual Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) International Symposium, which will take place October 12 – 14, 2016 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Jointly organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES), the German Aerospace Center (DLA), and the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC), the SPCD Symposium is already recognized as the premier European conference dedicated to passive components for space applications. Designed to facilitate the exchange of high-level technical information

AVX Announces Micro SIM Card Connectors With 33% More Signal Pins & A Shell Guide To Prevent Misinsertion

AVX Announces Micro SIM Card Connectors With 33% More Signal Pins & A Shell Guide To Prevent Misinsertion

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the 5236 Series µSIM memory card connectors from Kyocera Connector Products. Available in both single- and dual-card versions, both of which share a common PCB layout and feature 33% more signal pins than comparable connectors — eight for the single and 16 for the double — 5236 Series connectors feature a shell guide mechanism that prevents incorrect card insertion and unwanted ejection, enabling the secure operation of µSIM cards in mobile electronics, including smartphones and tablet PCs. Compact and low profile, with a minimal 0.7mm pitch, the

AVX Releases New 750 MHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

AVX Releases New 750 MHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new 750MHz 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 spanning 746MHz – 756MHz, 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, the new 750MHz LP Series filter delivers excellent high frequency performance, and features an ultra miniature 0805 chip size with a rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. “Wireless systems engineers rely on advanced electronic components, like our

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online simulation, the new interconnect sample kit consists of a PCB loaded with 15 examples of board-to-board, wire-to-board, battery, and pogo pin connectors, including several of the STRIPT™ UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts AVX pioneered to deliver complete connector performance with lower costs and profiles. The physical version of the sample kit features a white lid designed to simulate

AVX Adds 26VDC Components To Its Proven, Dual-Function TransFeed™ & TransFeed Automotive Series Varistors

AVX Adds 26VDC Components To Its Proven, Dual-Function TransFeed™ & TransFeed Automotive Series Varistors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 22, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added new 26VDC components to its proven, dual-function TransFeed™ and TransFeed Automotive Series varistors, extending the series’ superlative EMI/RFI filtering and bi-directional ESD protection capabilities to an even broader range of applications, including: automobiles, power supplies, computers, medical instruments, smartphones, multimedia add-on cards, barcode scanners, remote terminals, transceivers, and test equipment. TransFeed and Transfeed Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) are transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices that combine the most beneficial electrical characteristics of AVX’s robust TransGuard® TVS devices with those of its proven feedthru capacitors in a unique 0805 single-chip solution that responds to transient events faster than any other TVS

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