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Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies

Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies

Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies Written By: Ron Demcko | Ashley Stanziola | Daniel West Abstract: Engineers have questioned the impact performance of converting Aluminum Polymer capacitors to Tantalum Polymer capacitors in applications where MLCCs are present on the output filter ‘bank’ of a small switching power supply. The reasons for designers to convert to Tantalum Polymer capacitors in the design ranged from long term reliability and stability to availability/delivery and company specific design guidelines. This investigation is intended to compare the interchangeability of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors in a design with the original Aluminum Polymer capacitors. The data collected was the measured output voltage ripple on a highly utilized

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

The two strategic partners collaborated to develop the high-performance ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas featured in the new Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphones. Ethertronics also designed, developed, and delivered the main communication band antennas for the new Galaxy & Galaxy Buds Live smart devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 26, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that its AVX/Ethertronics Korea team has completed the development and mass production of the first ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna solutions to be integrated into Samsung Electronics products. Featured in the new Galaxy Note20 Series, which consists of new 6.7” Galaxy Note20 5G, 6.9” Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold2

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

  AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications August 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT AVX Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensing, control and antenna solutions, offering the world’s broadest selection of passive components and connectors. AVX develops many products qualified to COTS+, ESCC, SRC, MIL and DSCC / DLA drawings in addition to custom screening and test service capabilities. Join us as John Marshall presents an overview of AVX’s High Reliability Ceramic Capacitor offering. Topics to be covered include: The traditional PME (Pd/Ag electrode) technology products and the more recent BME (Ni electrode) technology products. Primary emphasis will be on the SMD BME range of parts, and we will share

Webinar: Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

Webinar: Saving Board Space - The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

  Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors June 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST Solid polymer capacitors have gained popularity due to their low ESR and reduced voltage derating. For example, they allow for large ripple currents on switched DC-DC converter applications. This webinar highlights the AVX portfolio of Polymer Capacitors for various applications such as Solid State Drives, Automotive, High Reliability, and other critical electronic applications. This presentation is geared towards application and design engineers working on Micro-Controller, Microprocessor, FPGA – Embedded Logic decoupling selections. This webinar is co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics and will be presented by Allen Mayar, the product marketing manager for AVX Tantalum Capacitors.

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

Looking for an Antenna? AVX’s new filtering tool makes it easy to find the antenna that best fits your needs. You can now filter our passive antennas by product type, technology, frequency, and mounting. Ethertronics, An AVX Group Company, is a leading supplier of innovative antennas covering standard industry frequency bands and applications, including: Cellular, LTE, 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, ISM, GNSS, V2X, and UWB. Ethertronics antennas are available in standard and custom configurations using a wide variety of materials to ease antenna integration and maximize performance. Ethertronics’ passive antennas establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability across a wide variety of applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi, Automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). If

AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

All of us, at every level, function and business, feel the significance and the intensity surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation, both in our personal and professional lives. Teams across the company have been meeting daily to address critical employee and customer issues. What motivates AVX every day is knowing that despite the current situation, we are rising to the challenge as our manufacturing plants continue to deliver for our customers around the globe. AVX is proud to be an integral part of a supply chain which meets the urgent requirements of healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals battling the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing a rapid increase in customer demand for critical medical equipment including lung ventilators, mobile X-ray,

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition by Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”), following the completion of Kyocera’s tender offer to purchase any and all outstanding shares of AVX common stock that it did not already own. The tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on March 27, 2020 and was not extended. As of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 31,763,490.559 shares of AVX common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, representing approximately 67.0% of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not already owned by Kyocera. In addition, “Notices of Guaranteed Delivery” have been

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

Leading engineers from AVX & subsidiary American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC) will be on-site to promote an array of passive components optimized for RF & optical communications applications, including ultra-broadband & thin-film capacitors & resistors, thermal conductors, attenuators, & inductors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 2, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing an extensive range of passive component solutions for RF and optical communications applications at the 2020 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), which will take place March 8–12 in San Diego, California. Globally recognized as the leading international trade show for optical communications and networking professionals, OFC highlights the latest research, technologies,

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX and Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX that it Does Not Own for $21.75 per Share in Cash FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today that Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) and AVX have entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition by Kyocera of all the outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera pursuant to an all-cash tender offer for $21.75 per share (the “Tender Offer”), followed by a squeeze-out merger in which all of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not tendered in the Tender Offer (other than shares owned by holders who validly seek appraisal or shares already held

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

The user-friendly, interactive SpiCAT simulation tool enables the quick, easy, & accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of part numbers, including four new high-reliability, X7R MLCC series for demanding automotive, military, & space applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 19, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, launched an updated version of its user-friendly SpiCAT online simulation tool, which enables the quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of multilayer ceramic, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide surface-mount capacitors, as well as multilayer varistors. The interactive online tool groups various product series by common application features to simplify, ease, and hasten the capacitor selection process