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AVX Releases New 2.9GHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

AVX Releases New 2.9GHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 3, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new 2.9GHz 0805 high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filter that exhibits low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency (1.7GHz – 2.9GHz) 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, the new 2.9GHz filter delivers excellent high frequency performance, and features an ultra miniature 0805 chip size with a rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. “Wireless electronics engineers are constantly challenged to create smaller end products, and rely

AVX Adds A Locking Plug To Its Single Two-Piece Contact Series For Board-To-Board Applications

AVX Adds A Locking Plug To Its Single Two-Piece Contact Series For Board-To-Board Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 25, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a locking plug to its low-profile 70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts for high current, coplanar PCB mating applications, which deliver the industry’s smallest profile capable of supporting a full 5A. The latest addition to AVX’s revolutionary, robust, and cost-effective portfolio of STRIPT™ insulator-less single contact solutions, the new 70-9159 Series locking plug contact features a positive latching mechanism that effectively replaces costly thermal adhesives, unreliable hand soldering, and large, light-blocking connectors in low-cost linear LED lighting, and a variety of other commercial and industrial coplanar and extended card applications. Based on AVX’s market-proven 9159 Series gold-plated beryllium-copper (BeCu) spring contact

AVX Announces STRIPT™ Connectors

AVX Announces STRIPT™ Connectors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 18, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has renamed its revolutionary single contact technology. Introduced to the market in early 2011 as naked connector technology, AVX’s broad range of robust, insulator-less single contacts will now be sold as STRIPT™ connectors. STRIPT connectors are UL-certified single contacts that deliver the same performance as complete connector solutions without the additional space required by and assembly costs associated with a plastic insulator, effectively bridging the gap between hand soldering and one- and two-piece connector solutions. Based on unique board-to-board (BTB) and wire-to-board (WTB) single-contact designs pioneered by AVX, and constructed with premium base contact materials, STRIPT connectors enable engineers to meet stringent

AVX Achieves Supercapacitor CV Values With Expanded High Temp Max Cap Capacitor Series

AVX Achieves Supercapacitor CV Values With Expanded High Temp Max Cap Capacitor Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 31, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of axial leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors that achieve supercapacitor CV values in high temperature environments up to 125°C. Utilizing high CV tantalum powders and a well-established wet tantalum design, TWD High Temp Max Cap (HTMC) Series capacitors deliver exceptional electrical and mechanical stability, achieving extended operational lifetimes of up to 10,000 hours at 85°C, rated voltage. Combined with extremely high capacitance values spanning 25mF to 50mF and a wide operating temperature range spanning -55°C to +125°C, the extended endurance of the new TWD HTMC Series capacitors makes them ideal for use in DC hold-up

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Vertical-Mate Battery Connectors for Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & Harsh Environment Applications

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Vertical-Mate Battery Connectors for Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & Harsh Environment Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of low profile battery connectors especially designed to prevent end-user damage to the contacts in electronic devices with pluggable modules that vertically mate with a base unit. The new 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2mm-pitch battery connectors feature ultra robust and reliable gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts that deliver excellent electrical and mechanical performance for more than 5,000 mating cycles, in addition to a unique contact geometry designed to deflect cleanly and easily when a module or mating connector is vertically pushed into position. The unique contact geometry of the 9155-800 Series allows for full vertical engagement in pluggable

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation devices. Available in several different dielectrics, case sizes, voltage and capacitance ratings, and termination options, the series also offers exceptional versatility. “AVX has a long history of providing advanced design, manufacturing, testing, and qualification services for the medical industry, and we’re proud to be an industry-leading developer and supplier of medically qualified MLCCs and other passive components,” said

AVX’s New Wire-to-Wire Connectors Deliver Considerable Cost & Space Saving in Industrial Electronics Designs

AVX's New Wire-to-Wire Connectors Deliver Considerable Cost & Space Saving in Industrial Electronics Designs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs: the new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest additions to AVX’s industry-proven 9286 family of poke-home discrete WTW connectors feature an active stainless steel spring contact with mechanical properties that allow it to provide maximum wire retention for 18 – 24AWG solid and stranded wire gauges. Capable of accommodating simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull extraction, which is especially beneficial in field installations, these high-spring-force stainless steel contacts also effectively replace

AVX is the First to Achieve NASA’s S-311-P-838 Specification for Space-Level BME X7R MLCC Technology

AVX is the First to Achieve NASA's S-311-P-838 Specification for Space-Level BME X7R MLCC Technology

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 4, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is the first — and currently only — company to be recognized as a qualified supplier of space-level base metal electrode (BME) X7R dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in aerospace designs and US military applications under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) S-311-P-838 specification. This specification defines the requirements for high reliability, ceramic dielectric, multilayer, base metal electrode, fixed-value chip capacitors for high-reliability space applications, in addition to the processing verification and inspections required by assemblies used in flight. After several years of extensive testing and a meticulous, months-long review of the qualification data, AVX’s full range of space-level