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AVX Launches new 3-D Interactive Interconnect Application

AVX Launches new 3-D Interactive Interconnect Application

Available on the AVX website, the new 3-D interactive interconnect application provides users with several different intuitive ways to access a comprehensive and visually engaging suite of product information, including application examples extending across seven market segments; interactive, animated, and annotated digital, 3-D product renderings; and relevant product pages, datasheets, and catalogs. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 14, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has launched a new 3-D interactive interconnect application. Available on the AVX website and accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone, the new 3-D interactive interconnect application provides users with several different intuitive ways to access a comprehensive and visually engaging suite of product

AVX Launches New Best-In-Class Prizmacap™ Supercapacitors

AVX Launches New Best-In-Class Prizmacap™ Supercapacitors

Ideal for an array of SWaP-optimized, battery-powered products, the new SCP Series PrizmaCap supercapacitors have the widest operating temperature range of any available supercapacitor technology, the highest capacitance and energy density of any SFF, prismatic, EDLC >1F, and an extremely lightweight and ultralow-profile package. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 1, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has launched a superlative new series of standard and custom supercapacitors engineered to provide peak performance in an array of SWaP-optimized, battery-powered products. The new SCP Series PrizmaCap™ supercapacitors have the widest operating temperature range of any supercapacitor technology currently available on the market (-55°C to +90°C), the highest capacitance (3.5–15F)

The Case for Ceramic Capacitors in Electric Vehicle DC-DC Converters

The Case for Ceramic Capacitors in Electric Vehicle DC-DC Converters

The Case for Ceramic Capacitors in Electric Vehicle DC-DC Converters Written By: John Lee | Simon Cen Abstract: The emergence and future ubiquity of electric vehicles have created one of the most demanding application spaces for capacitors across a wide variety of use cases. From AC charging circuits to high-speed analog sensors, electric vehicles span the gamut of design constraints while also requiring the highest reliability standards in the worst possible environments.

Charge Control Methods for SuperCapacitors

Charge Control Methods for SuperCapacitors

Circuit designs exploiting the increased energy storage provided by supercapacitors require more careful consideration of the increased power handling than that of batteries when charging these devices. The unique composition of electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLC) inherently allows them to withstand large currents. Table 1 is a brief list of… Tech Briefs | Battery Technology May 2021

Advanced Performance Bulk Capacitors for Mission-Critical Applications in the Automotive and Aerospace Markets

Advanced Performance Bulk Capacitors for Mission-Critical Applications in the Automotive and Aerospace Markets

The integration of smarter and more densely interconnected electronics into virtually all aspects of daily life has led to massive performance enhancements and increased efficiencies that are significantly improving user experiences and productivity, as well as actively pushing the envelope of technological capabilities and extending the bounds of current possibilities. With examples ranging from the rapid evolution of personal automobiles to out-of-this-world advances in aerospace technologies, the trend toward increased electrification, digitization, and automation highlights the growing need for complex control networks capable of performing at high speeds with absolute reliability. Both the automotive and aerospace electronics industries… Microwave Product Digest (MPD) May 20, 2021

AVX Releases New UBC 550 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors for Reliable, Repeatable Performance From 16khz To 70+Ghz

AVX Releases New UBC 550 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors for Reliable, Repeatable Performance From 16khz To 70+Ghz

Optimized for high-performance, ultra-broadband microwave and millimeter-wave RF applications, the new UBC 550Z, 550U, and 550L Series capacitors have a rugged and compact single-piece, surface-mount, multilayer ceramic construction and exhibit ultra-low insertion loss, excellent return loss, flat frequency response, and high repeatability. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 20th, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released new UBC 550 Series ultra-broadband capacitors designed to deliver reliable, repeatable performance from 16KHz to 70+GHz in ultra-broadband microwave and millimeter-wave RF applications with stringent operating requirements. The new UBC 550Z, 550U, and 550L Series ultra-broadband capacitors have a rugged and compact single-piece, surface-mount, multilayer ceramic construction made of the highest

KYOCERA and AVX to Establish New Brand “KYOCERA AVX” to Enhance its Business Worldwide

KYOCERA and AVX to Establish New Brand “KYOCERA AVX” to Enhance its Business Worldwide

Companies to reorganize global sales forces to expedite optimal deployment Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereinafter; “Kyocera”) and AVX Corporation (CEO: John Sarvis, hereinafter; “AVX”) today announced that the companies have established a new integrated brand “KYOCERA AVX” to be used for the Kyocera group’s electronic components business starting in October, 2021 (or later) following the integration of Kyocera’s “Corporate Electronic Components Group” and “AVX” into a new segment, “Electronic Components Business” as of April 1, 2021. The new brand structure will accelerate and strengthen the growth of Kyocera’s electronic components business worldwide. In addition, sales organizations in the U.S. and Europe will unify starting in October 2021 (or later), and sales in Japan, China and other Asian nations will

AVX Varistors for Automotive Ethernet

AVX Varistors for Automotive Ethernet

AVX Varistors for Automotive Ethernet Written By: Akihiro Kado | Michael Kirk Abstract: The ubiquity of high-performance sensor systems in modern automobiles (particularly electric and self-driving vehicles) has created immense pressure to develop automotive local area networking (LAN) solutions that offer high bandwidth, low latency, and low cost. Traditional wiring harnesses have become too heavy and complex to support these data and power needs.

AVX Expands And Improves Its Proven TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors, Adding Two New Case Sizes, New C/V Ratings, And 36 New Part Numbers And Doubling Its Reliability

AVX Expands And Improves Its Proven TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors, Adding Two New Case Sizes, New C/V Ratings, And 36 New Part Numbers And Doubling Its Reliability

Now available in five miniature, low-profile case sizes with capacitance and voltage ratings spanning 10–470μF and 2.5–50V, AVX’s AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ Series capacitors — field-proven in a wide range of demanding applications since 2015 — also deliver double the operational life required in the AEC-Q200 specification, 2,000 hours at 125°C. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 31, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has both expanded and improved upon its AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors, which have been field-proven in a wide range of demanding automotive, industrial, and telecommunications applications with limited board space and challenging operating environments since 2015. The series now offers two new

Criteria for Selecting Connectors for LED Lighting/Industrial Applications

Criteria for Selecting Connectors for LED Lighting/Industrial Applications

Criteria for Selecting Connectors for LED Lighting/Industrial Applications Written By: Jeffery Wang | John Lee Abstract: Connectors used in industrial and solid-state lighting applications pose uniquely challenging design constraints on power density and form-factor while simultaneously demanding the highest reliability under harsh environmental conditions. As a designer in these spaces, one cannot simply prioritize piece cost in the connector selection process. The true value of a connector is much more nuanced and must include the amortized costs of manufacturability, reliability, and safety. Eliminating hand soldering, ease of use, and good yield are not free. Avoiding field failures and product recalls are not free. Regulatory compliance is not free. To best address these hidden costs, designers should choose connectors from suppliers