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AVX and Presidio Components Settle All Outstanding Litigation

AVX and Presidio Components Settle All Outstanding Litigation

FOUNTAIN INN, SC and SAN DIEGO, CA (November 16, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a Kyocera group company, and Presidio Components, Inc. today announced they have settled all outstanding claims between the companies. The two parties have entered into appropriate licenses and agreements and have agreed to dismiss all related litigation. Specific l terms of the agreement remain confidential. “We are pleased to have reached agreement with Presidio Components and resolved all of our outstanding litigation under terms that allow us to freely work with our customers and allows AVX to focus on building the industry’s leading portfolio of advanced electronic components,” said Johnny Sarvis, CEO of AVX Corporation. “We look forward to continuing to provide value added electronic solutions to

Power Converter Output Filter Capacitors – Virtual Roundtable (part 2 of 2)

Power Converter Output Filter Capacitors – Virtual Roundtable (part 2 of 2)

Hosted by Jeff Shepard, EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” into “Power Converter Output Filter Capacitors” with Eduardo Drehmer (ED), Director of Marketing Film Capacitors & Power Quality Solutions with TDK Electronics, Norton Brissac (NB), Sr. Marketing Manager for Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors with TDK Electronics and Daniel West (DW) Field Application Engineer with AVX Corp. JS: Which capacitor technology is best suited for output filtering in inverter designs? What key specifications are key for capacitors in inverter output filters? DW: Ceramics are ideal, and safety certifications are the key specification to look out for… Power Electronic Tips October 15, 2020 https://www.powerelectronictips.com/power-converter-output-filter-capacitors-virtual-roundtable-part-2-of-2/

X and Y Safety Capacitor Applications – Virtual Roundtable (Part 1 of 2)

X and Y Safety Capacitor Applications – Virtual Roundtable (Part 1 of 2)

Hosted by Jeff Shepard, EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” into “X and Y Safety Capacitor Applications” with Eduardo Drehmer (ED), Director of Marketing for Film Capacitors & Power Quality Solutions with TDK Electronics, Inc. and Daniel West (DW), Field Application Engineer with AVX Corp. JS: What are the most confusing aspects of X and Y safety capacitor specifications for designers? DW: Keeping up with classifications and certifications, knowing where they should go and which are interchangeable can be very confusing for designers. In addition,… Power Electronic Tips October 15, 2020 https://www.powerelectronictips.com/x-and-y-safety-capacitor-applications-virtual-roundtable-part-1-of-2/

AVX Joins the SPE Industrial Partner Network

AVX Joins the SPE Industrial Partner Network

As a member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network, AVX will be actively involved in the continuing development of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) standards and compatible connectivity products, and will also serve as an ambassador of the significant space- and weight-saving advantages that SPE offers for applications including industrial, process, and building automation systems, smart city networks, and transportation systems. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 21, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has joined the SPE Industrial Partner Network, a global association of companies dedicated to promoting Single-Pair Ethernet technology as the basis for the rapid and effective expansion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Single-Pair Ethernet

Seven Fundamental Considerations for Selecting EMI Filters

Seven Fundamental Considerations for Selecting EMI Filters

Although effective EMI filtering is particularly important in high-reliability electronics applications with low-power signals, strict signal fidelity demands, and a high cost of failure, such as satellites and pacemakers, it also plays a critical role in commercial applications that require sensitivity to low-power signals in noisy environments, like instrumentation equipment. To protect electronic circuits from interference, device designers often employ… Interference Technology October 14, 2020 Check out the featured article on page 17. https://interferencetechnology.com/2020-emc-fundamentals-guide/ MORE ABOUT EMI FILTERS EMI Filtering for High Reliability Applications EMI Filters Catalog

Miniature Bulkhead EMI Filters for Aerospace Applications

Miniature Bulkhead EMI Filters for Aerospace Applications

Advances in multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing have led to significant improvements in the voltage and capacitance capabilities of miniature case size capacitors. These advances have extended to ceramic discoidal capacitors, which are employed in most bulkhead-mounted EMI suppression filters. They are now available in smaller packages and make the control of EMI in space- and weight-constrained aerospace applications easier and more reliable. Currently, discoidal capacitors can be manufactured with outer diameters as small as 0.050” with as much as 5,000pF of capacitance. They also have equivalent models, which helps ensure effective… Signal Integrity Journal October 6, 2020 https://www.signalintegrityjournal.com/blogs/12-fundamentals/post/1894-miniature-bulkhead-emi-filters-for-aerospace-applications

AVX Earns Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM

AVX Earns Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM

The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd., which supplies GM with proven TransGuardTM Automotive Series multilayer varistors, for having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria, including zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery, throughout calendar year 2019. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 29, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, received a 2019 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM). The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd. for providing outstanding quality performance throughout calendar year 2019, as evidenced by having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria and achieved the cross-functional support

AVX Expands Its Well-Proven Range Of Board-To-Board Battery Connectors With The Addition Of The New 9155-250 Series

AVX Expands Its Well-Proven Range Of Board-To-Board Battery Connectors With The Addition Of The New 9155-250 Series

The new 9155-250 Series battery connectors provide excellent electrical and mechanical performance and reliably withstand both high operating temperatures and high mating cycles in a broad range of medical, industrial, networking, and consumer electronics applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 21, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, extended its well-proven range of board-to-board battery connectors with the addition of the new 9155-250 Series, which — like the rest of the 9155 family — delivers high-reliability electrical and mechanical connectivity in harsh, high-temperature medical, industrial, networking, and consumer electronics applications for up to 5,000 mating cycles. The new 9155-250 Series battery connectors have 3.6mm-high halogen-free, high-temperature, UL94 V-0

Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies

Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies

Tantalum Polymer vs Aluminum Polymer Performance as an Output Filter Capacitor for Miniature Switching Power Supplies Written By: Ron Demcko | Ashley Stanziola | Daniel West Abstract: Engineers have questioned the impact performance of converting Aluminum Polymer capacitors to Tantalum Polymer capacitors in applications where MLCCs are present on the output filter ‘bank’ of a small switching power supply. The reasons for designers to convert to Tantalum Polymer capacitors in the design ranged from long term reliability and stability to availability/delivery and company specific design guidelines. This investigation is intended to compare the interchangeability of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors in a design with the original Aluminum Polymer capacitors. The data collected was the measured output voltage ripple on a highly utilized

Extensive Portfolio of High-Performance, High-Efficiency Patch Antennas

Extensive Portfolio of High-Performance, High-Efficiency Patch Antennas

The embedded on-board patch antennas have a small, low-profile form factor optimized for cross-market miniaturization trends and leverage patented isolated magnetic dipole technology to outperform competing solutions, offering higher efficiency, gain, isolation, and directivity characteristics from 1.5–2.4GHz with better return loss and minimal interference. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 14, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced its extensive portfolio of high-performance, high-efficiency patch antennas optimized to satisfy demanding connectivity and miniaturization requirements in wireless applications throughout the automotive, industrial, networking, medical, consumer electronics, energy, and transportation industries. Ethertronics’ embedded on-board patch antennas have small, low-profile form factors to achieve both reduced ground plane and keep-out area