Design Tools

To assist our customers and reduce design cycle time, we have developed and provide an extensive set of design libraries & tools at zero cost to the customer. AVX offers a set of design libraries that work with the most popular software vendors including Microwave Office, Eagleware, ADS as well as provide S-Parameters for many available components we produce. SpiCALCI is an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for Switch Mode Power Supply capacitors. Through our strong partnership with Modelithics Inc, we offer an extensive library of our products including Capacitors, Couplers, Inductors, and Diplexers featuring Substrate Scaling, Pad Scaling & Part Value Scaling.

Take a look at the design libraries offered below and if you have any questions, please Contact Us and we will be glad to assist.

SpiTANS-ParametersSpiCAPModelithicsSpiCALCI
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3D Models: AVX Interconnect

3D Models: AVX Interconnect

AVX Interconnect 3D (or 2D) models for Board-to-Board, Wire-to-Board, Wire-to-Wire, and Specialty categories.

Board-to-Board

Wire-to-Board

Wire-to-Wire
Specialty
3D Models: Polymer, Tantalum, Niobium Oxide, Conformal Tantalum, Wets, and Hermetic Capacitors

3D Models: Polymer, Tantalum, Niobium Oxide, Conformal Tantalum, Wets, and Hermetic Capacitors

AVX has provided free CAD drawing of its Polymer, Tantalum, Niobium Oxide, Conformal Tantalum, Wets, and Hermetic capacitors. 3D Models support the design process and allow imagination of the PCB board component layout in 3D environment. All common case sizes are available in STEP format.

Ansys - AVX Product Library

Ansys – AVX Product Library
ANSYS is a global leader in engineering simulation. They help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, they help companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Below you can download the latest AVX product library for your application.


Component Simulator

Component Simulator

Component Simulator works with RF Capacitor: Couplers, Splitters, Surface Mount Capacitors, Low Pass Filters, and Low Inductance Capacitors

Note: Will not work on 64-bit computers. 32-bit ONLY!

Crystal and Resonator vs. IC Circuit Matching Search

Crystal and Resonator vs. IC Circuit Matching Search

This search tool allows you to match a AVX/Kyocera Resonator and/or Crystal Device to an IC Circuit from other Manufacturers.

Modelithics™ Models

Modelithics™ Models for AVX RF/Microwave Components
Modelithics Microwave Global Models™ reliably track how each component’s performance will change with substrate and PCB land pattern characteristics. As illustrated in the model data sheet available for each component model from Modelithics, the simulations accurately predict substrate-sensitive parasitics based on user-defined inputs of PCB board and land pattern details. A Microwave Global Model contains a complete range of values available in an AVX component family, allowing for powerful tuning and optimization of circuit designs. These advanced models for AVX components, including capacitors, inductors, resistors, attenuators, diplexers and couplers, help designers achieve first pass design success.


PCB Footprint Library

PCB Footprint Library

The PCB Footprint Library is an online engineering tool created to aid in the design of your PCB layout, utilizing AVX products. Please click on the link below to download the latest library version.

RF Microwave S-Parameters & Models
RF Microwave S-Parameters & Models

AVX offers s-parameters for all of the RF/Microwave products that are offered. The s-parameter files are in standard Touchstone format and can be used with any RF software package that will allow the user to import them. They are extremely helpful when trying to model a circuit prior to prototyping and can save valuable time on the front end of your design cycle.


AVX also works with several of the most popular software vendors to ensure our products are up to date in their software, and are constantly working with new vendors to ensure that they have the most up-to-date AVX libraries. These libraries are available below and can be added to your software.

Spi2MM (Hard Metric Connectors)

Spi2MM (Hard Metric Connectors)

Spi2MMHM is an online Engineering tool that allows advanced circuit simulation for AVX series 7200 male and female 2MM Hard Metric connectors.

SpiCALCI 10.0
SpiCALCI 10.0
SpiCALCI is an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for Switch Mode Power Supply capacitors. For PC compatibles only.

    New features and additions:

  • ST10, RT10, and SMX 25V rated parts
  • Voltage Range: 25V to 5k
  • Displays VHT (X7R) Dielectric on high temp parts
  • SV Series with N1500 dielectric
  • SXP Series 1500V, 2000V, and 3000V
  • MIL-PRF-49470 T Level BP (COG /NPO) PS01 and PS02 style; case sizes 3,4,5; 100V,200V, and 500V
  • MIL-PRF-49470 T Level BX (X7R) 25V PS01 style case sizes 1-6
  • Part selection process is enhanced to make it easier to select a valid part
  • Product Photos added for better visual aid
  • Option of viewing and saving the output information that is used to generate the different graphs
  • Software is now packaged for easy install on Windows 7 and 8 running 64 or 32 bit operating systems
  • Datasheet links updated to sync with the New AVX.com Website

SpiCap 3.0

SpiCap 3.0
SpiCap is an online engineering tool that defines the frequency response and voltage coefficient for AVX ceramic chip capacitors.

Please Download a local copy, or Request the AVX Digital Catalog System CD-Rom, which contains this software.

Please note: Downloading or running the SpiCap application within the site is currently unavailable. Please check back at a later date for a new version.


Spice Models

Spice Models

SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is an electrical simulation tool that allows circuit designers the ability to test designs prior to potentially costly prototyping. Accurate simulations require accurate component models, and AVX provides these models based on typical data gathered at our facilities. These models will work with any text-based SPICE system, including PSPICE, LTSPICE, and other SPICE variants.

SpiTan IV (Web Based Version - Polymer, Tantalum and Niobium Capacitors)

SpiTan IV (Web Based – Polymer, Tantalum and Niobium Capacitors)
SpiTan defines the frequency response for AVX tantalum chip capacitors and wet tantalum axial capacitors. Main new features include e.g. maximal ESR curves vs. frequency and temperature, maximal leakage current curve vs. time and S-parameter s2p files generator.