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Supercapacitors for Power Backup Applications Webinar | Richardson RFPD

Supercapacitors for Power Backup Applications Webinar | Richardson RFPD

  Supercapacitors for Power Backup Applications Webinar | Richardson RFPD March 11th, 2021 | 2 PM EST Power backup requirements are often one of the most important design parameters that engineers spend their time on. For the wide range of applications that demand power backup, designing in proper energy needs can mean the difference of seconds or even milliseconds, and in turn saving or losing data. Traditionally, batteries were the first option for design engineers seeking power backup solutions. However, as environmental concerns and constant maintenance costs persist with batteries, alternative energy storage devices are gaining more consideration. Electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs), commonly known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, are seeing the most interest among alternative devices. Supercapacitors are large energy

Five Advantages of AVX Poke-Home Connectors

Five Advantages of AVX Poke-Home Connectors

Five Advantages of AVX Poke-Home Connectors Written By: Raul Saucedo Abstract: The poke-home connector was originally introduced as a highly reliable solution for connecting a small number of discrete wires to a printed circuit board assembly. The wire is first stripped, and it is then inserted into the connector. Integral wire guides and an end stop assure proper positioning of the wire during insertion. Dual beam high force contacts (typically beryllium copper) provide extremely low electrical resistance and maximize wire retention. An example of a horizontal poke-home connector is shown in…

Leading-Edge AVX Technology in Film Capacitors

Leading-Edge AVX Technology in Film Capacitors

Leading-Edge AVX Technology in Film Capacitors Written By: Masato Nishikiori Abstract: With the advent of plastics in the middle of the 20th century, the film capacitor was introduced as a technological leap over traditional paper-based designs. Film capacitors use a thin plastic film as the dielectric that separates multiple metal electrodes. The electrodes are either deposited directly on the film (metallization) or are built from separate metal foils. The plastic metal sandwich is wound on a bobbin, and a terminal contact layer is deposited to connect all of the individual capacitor layers in parallel effectively.

Bob Gourdeau “Leader in Highlight” Interview | Women in Electronics Radio

Bob Gourdeau "Leader in Highlight" Interview | Women in Electronics Radio

  WE Founder and President Jackie Mattox chats with Bob Gourdeau, VP Sales Americas at AVX. Bob describes his journey through the industry, having served in various positions along the way, to now celebrating 8 years with AVX. Bob shares the commitment and investment AVX places on women in leadership and openly discusses the challenges women face in a mature, male-dominated industry. Bob describes the importance of taking risks to hire the best candidate for the position, and also how the key mentorship principles that his father gave him early-on have helped him to this day in his career journey, 36 years later. Jackie Mattox continues the conversation with Bob Gourdeau, industry veteran, regarding important leadership discussions leading into 2021

AVX Jumper Pins: Solutions for Solid-State Lighting Board-to-Board Applications

AVX Jumper Pins: Solutions for Solid-State Lighting Board-to-Board Applications

AVX Jumper Pins: Solutions for Solid-State Lighting Board-to-Board Applications Written By: Raul Saucedo Abstract: It is now a foregone conclusion that solid-state lighting (SSL), specifically based on the light-emitting diode (LED) and it’s organic relative (OLED), will become the technology standard for luminaires across a wide variety of application sectors. Its performance with respect to luminous output, power efficiency, lifetime, and reliability is unmatched. Many of the challenges endured by early adopters, such as cooling, manufacturability, and form factor limitations, have largely been solved. By the year 2035, it is projected that 85% of all lighting installations will be solid-state (“2019 Lighting R&D Opportunities”).

Passive Components for GaN Based Devices

Passive Components for GaN Based Devices

Passive Components for GaN Based Devices Written By: Ron Demcko | Daniel West Abstract: The theoretical limits of Silicon-based device performance are fast approaching, and in some cases, already here. Therefore, IC (integrated circuit) design companies have turned their efforts into driving costs down while increasing the performance of wide band gap semiconductors such as GaN (Gallium Nitride). GaN based power and RF (Radio Frequency) devices are now available from multiple manufacturers at affordable prices due to those intensive efforts. Multiple sources have documented GaN based semiconductor performance advantages of faster speed, lower loss, and higher frequency-voltage-temperature operation. Those advantages are, in turn, enabling end systems that have enhanced performance on lower power consumption levels in smaller and lighter packages,

The History of Insulation Displacement Technology

The History of Insulation Displacement Technology

The History of Insulation Displacement Technology Written By: Hank Merkle Abstract: The need to physically connect pieces of metal together has been around for thousands of years. In the modern era of electronics, the physical connection requirement is compounded by the need for a low resistance electrical path. In both cases, the process of soldering has proven to be an excellent and time tested solution, with evidence dating back to 4,000 BC. Soldering two metal components together means that the joint is heated and a filler metal with a lower melting point than the constituent pieces is deposited to complete the connection.

AVX Partners with the DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT Formula E Racing Team for the Third Consecutive Season

AVX Partners with the DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT Formula E Racing Team for the Third Consecutive Season

AVX is proud to join Mouser Electronics and TTI, Inc. in a strategic partnership with the newly rebranded DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT racing team for the 2020/21 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the world’s premier all-electric automotive racing series. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 26, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, proudly announces its continued support of the newly rebranded DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT Formula E racing team. The seventh season (2020/21) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is currently scheduled to kick off with a double-header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its desert landscape,

AVX Releases a New Series of Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas with Operating Frequencies up to 6GHz

AVX Releases a New Series of Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas with Operating Frequencies up to 6GHz

Designed to provide superior network coverage in an extensive range of cross-market wireless applications, the new ultraminiature W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas are available in several standard single- & dual-band designs with PCB or FPC antenna technologies, performance-enhancing foam coatings, & various mounting options FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 21, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of embedded Wi-Fi antennas designed to satisfy steadily increasing cross-market demand for smaller and thinner wireless products with superior signal sensitivity. The new W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas offer a wide range of standard solutions with ultraminiature form factors, PCB or FPC antenna technologies capable of supporting