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New Spice Models for CapGuard™ Automotive & TransGuard® Automotive Series Varistors

New Spice Models for CapGuard™ Automotive & TransGuard® Automotive Series Varistors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 10, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released new SPICE models for its CapGuard™ Automotive and TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors. Designed to enable shorter, more cost-effective development cycles with more first-pass prototype successes, SPICE models allow electronic design engineers to quickly, easily, and effectively evaluate the integrity of circuit designs, accurately simulate their performance, and identify and correct potentially problematic properties, including parasitic resistances and capacitances. “The new SPICE models for our TransGuard and CapGuard Automotive Series varistors allow engineers to accurately estimate the performance of these parts in their circuits without waiting for a physical sample to arrive and also allow them to quickly

AVX Releases WBR Series Thin Film Wire Bond Resistors with Wide Customization Capabilities

AVX Releases WBR Series Thin Film Wire Bond Resistors with Wide Customization Capabilities

Designed to deliver ultra-stable, high-reliability performance in a range of applications, including: hybrid, medical, test & measurement, & military/defense, the new WBR Series top-contact resistors are rated for up to 250mW DC power & offer resistive values spanning 1Ω to 4MΩ, in addition to several other customization options FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 24, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new WBR Series thin film wire bond resistors. Diced to small 0202 (0.02” x 0.02”) chip outlines with extremely tight dimensional tolerances (±0.003”), WBR Series top-contact, bottom-isolated resistors are ruggedly constructed, rated for up to 250mW DC power, and deliver ultra-stable, high-reliability performance in low profile packages. The series

AVX Releases Industry’s First Cost Effective, Large Gauge, Discrete Wire-to-Board Connector Solution

AVX Releases Industry’s First Cost Effective, Large Gauge, Discrete Wire-to-Board Connector Solution

Rated for 15A & 600V, the new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts deliver impregnable cold-welded connections between 12 – 18AWG wire & PCBs in harsh industrial, transportation, outdoor, & alternative energy applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 11, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts for 12 – 18AWG wire-to-board terminations in harsh industrial, transportation, outdoor, and alternative energy applications. These latest additions to the STRIPT family of UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts provide users with a cost-effective solution for quickly, easily, and reliably terminating individual high-current or high-voltage solid or stranded wires onto a PCB using a proven, gas-tight contact system. Designed

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

Developed in response to overwhelming market demand for miniaturization, new 9155-700 Series delivers compact, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections ideally suited for use in medical, industrial, & commercial applications subject to high shock & vibration FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 10, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoring devices and other portable medical electronics, industrial programming modules, point of sale

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

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 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,

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