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New Embedded, Universal Broadband, LTE/LPWA Antenna for CAT-M & NB-IoT Applications

New Embedded, Universal Broadband, LTE/LPWA Antenna for CAT-M & NB-IoT Applications

Compatible with all major worldwide wireless carriers, the new off-the-shelf antennas have a small, low-profile FR4 form factor with patented IMD technology, reduced ground plane & keep-out area requirements, independent tuning capabilities, high efficiency, gain, & isolation, & minimal interference & provide ultra-wideband coverage from 600–2,700MHz FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 8, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new embedded, universal broadband, LTE/LPWA antenna (1004795) as a standard, off-the-shelf solution designed for maximum versatility. Compatible with all major worldwide wireless carriers and a variety of common communications protocols, the new antennas meet steadily increasing cross-market demand for smaller and thinner antennas with high-reliability, ultra-wideband performance

AVX Supplies the First ESCC QPL Approved Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Capacitors

AVX Supplies the First ESCC QPL Approved Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Capacitors

The European Space Agency has qualified AVX to supply TCS Series COTS-Plus Ultra-Low-ESR Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors for use in mission-critical space programs including satellites, missiles, and rovers FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 1, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is the first manufacturer qualified to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. The company’s well-proven TCS Series COTS-Plus Solid Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors, which are manufactured at the ESA-qualified AVX Czech Republic facility in Lanskroun, are now listed on the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) Qualified Parts List (QPL), Detailed Specification 3012/006, as recommended by the Space Components

AVX Releases New Miniature, High-CV Tantalum Chip Capacitors Optimized for Automotive Applications

AVX Releases New Miniature, High-CV Tantalum Chip Capacitors Optimized for Automotive Applications

The new AEC-Q200-qualified F98-AJ6 Series facedown SMD capacitors deliver high capacitance, high volumetric efficiency, & critical space savings in a range of automotive electronics & feature the industry’s smallest & highest-CV 0603 tantalum capacitor rated at 10μF/10V FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 27, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of high-CV resin-molded, surface-mount tantalum chip capacitors with a miniature and low-profile facedown design optimized for automotive electronics applications. The new F98-AJ6 Series capacitors are currently available in miniature 0603 and 0805 chip sizes with maximum heights of just 1.0mm and 0.80±0.10mm, respectively, and feature facedown under-tab terminations designed to achieve high capacitance, high

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

The two strategic partners collaborated to develop the high-performance ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas featured in the new Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphones. Ethertronics also designed, developed, and delivered the main communication band antennas for the new Galaxy & Galaxy Buds Live smart devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 26, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that its AVX/Ethertronics Korea team has completed the development and mass production of the first ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna solutions to be integrated into Samsung Electronics products. Featured in the new Galaxy Note20 Series, which consists of new 6.7” Galaxy Note20 5G, 6.9” Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold2

Validating the Long-Term Reliability of Self-Balancing Supercapacitors

Validating the Long-Term Reliability of Self-Balancing Supercapacitors

It should come as no surprise that supercapacitors are becoming increasingly popular among board-level passive components. After all, these energy storage devices exhibit exceptional pulse-power handling capabilities as a result of their extremely high capacitance combined with very low equivalent series resistance (ESR). However, with this growing demand comes an increased need for supercapacitor reliability testing to accurately determine component failure rates, which play a crucial role in eliminating… TechTimes.in August 17, 2020 https://timestech.in/validating-the-long-term-reliability-of-self-balancing-supercapacitors/

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

  AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications August 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT AVX Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensing, control and antenna solutions, offering the world’s broadest selection of passive components and connectors. AVX develops many products qualified to COTS+, ESCC, SRC, MIL and DSCC / DLA drawings in addition to custom screening and test service capabilities. Join us as John Marshall presents an overview of AVX’s High Reliability Ceramic Capacitor offering. Topics to be covered include: The traditional PME (Pd/Ag electrode) technology products and the more recent BME (Ni electrode) technology products. Primary emphasis will be on the SMD BME range of parts, and we will share

Solid Tantalum Capacitors | MnO2 vs. Polymer Cathodes for Optimal Performance in High-Reliability Military & Space Applications

Solid Tantalum Capacitors | MnO<sub>2</sub> vs. Polymer Cathodes for Optimal Performance in High-Reliability Military & Space Applications

Solid tantalum capacitors have a long history of proven performance in high-reliability military and space applications. But not all capacitors are created equal — even within the same class. As is the case with virtually all component technologies, materials matter. This paper will discuss the differences in performance and reliability between solid tantalum capacitors with manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathodes and those with conductive polymer cathodes. Bell Laboratories introduced the first solid tantalum capacitors to market in the early 1950s. The first military specification for surface-mount tantalum capacitors (MIL-PRF-55365) was released in 1989 and introduced CWR09-style components. Since then, the product offerings governed by this specification have expanded to include CWR19-style capacitors with an extended range of CV values and CWR29-style

Webinar: Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

Webinar: Saving Board Space - The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

  Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors June 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST Solid polymer capacitors have gained popularity due to their low ESR and reduced voltage derating. For example, they allow for large ripple currents on switched DC-DC converter applications. This webinar highlights the AVX portfolio of Polymer Capacitors for various applications such as Solid State Drives, Automotive, High Reliability, and other critical electronic applications. This presentation is geared towards application and design engineers working on Micro-Controller, Microprocessor, FPGA – Embedded Logic decoupling selections. This webinar is co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics and will be presented by Allen Mayar, the product marketing manager for AVX Tantalum Capacitors.

Supercapacitor ESR and optimal performance – Virtual Roundtable

Supercapacitor ESR and optimal performance – Virtual Roundtable

EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” bringing together three experts in supercapacitor technology to share with you their experience and practical insights into these important devices. Joining us for this virtual roundtable are: Eric DeRose (ED), Global Product Manager – SuperCapacitors, with AVX Corp and … EE World Online June 18, 2020 Part One: https://www.eeworldonline.com/supercapacitor-esr-and-optimal-performance-virtual-roundtable-part-1-of-2/ Part Two: https://www.eeworldonline.com/supercapacitor-specifications-and-lifetimes-virtual-roundtable-part-2-of-2/

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

Looking for an Antenna? AVX’s new filtering tool makes it easy to find the antenna that best fits your needs. You can now filter our passive antennas by product type, technology, frequency, and mounting. Ethertronics, An AVX Group Company, is a leading supplier of innovative antennas covering standard industry frequency bands and applications, including: Cellular, LTE, 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, ISM, GNSS, V2X, and UWB. Ethertronics antennas are available in standard and custom configurations using a wide variety of materials to ease antenna integration and maximize performance. Ethertronics’ passive antennas establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability across a wide variety of applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi, Automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). If