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Multilayer varistors in automotive circuit protection

Abstract: Transient voltage suppression (TVS) based on multilayer varistors (MLVs) is designed to prevent damage to sensitive devices and circuits from voltage spikes. The damage to sensors, circuits and electronic components can disable critical functions, rendering a vehicle inoperable until repairs are made. Sources of damaging voltage spikes can include electrostatic discharges (ESD, or static shock), induced secondary voltage from lightning strikes (a high voltage ESD), electromagnetic pulses, voltage surge from motor switching, jump starts, energizing solenoid coil actuators, arcing from faults and load dump from alternator switching. When an electrical circuit or system experiences damaging voltage spikes, a normally off MLV is activated and protects the device by redirecting the spike to ground. Publication: Electronics360 (IEEE GlobalSpec) Published: December

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

As part of its continuous commitment to promoting increased environmental sustainability, AVX is once again partnering with Mouser, TTI, & Molex to support the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 6 of the world’s premier all-electric automotive racing series FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 9, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has announced its continued support of the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team for the new 2019–2020 ABB FIA Formula-E Championship racing season, which kicked off in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, November 22. For the second-straight year, AVX is partnering with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex to sponsor the world’s premier racing series with all-electric

AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

The distinguished award recognizes AVX’s exceptional contributions to the advancement of South Carolina’s $11.4 billion life sciences industry, including its extensive & ever-expanding portfolio of innovative electronic component & interconnect solutions for high-reliability medical applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 26, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, was honored with the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at the 2019 SCBIO Annual Conference, which was held October 29–31 in Greenville, South Carolina. Bestowed by SCBIO Life Sciences Industry, an investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in South Carolina, the distinguished award recognizes AVX’s significant contributions

AVX Releases New High-Temperature, Glass-Encapsulated Multilayer Varistors Rated for 150°C Operation

AVX Releases New High-Temperature, Glass-Encapsulated Multilayer Varistors Rated for 150°C Operation

Designed for use in high-temperature, high-energy, & harsh-environment automotive, industrial, & oil & gas applications, the new TransGuard® Automotive VGAH Series MLVs provide bidirectional overvoltage protection & broadband EMI/RFI filtering in a single, high-reliability SMT device FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 25, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of high-temperature, glass-encapsulated multilayer varistors (MLVs) that are qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for operating temperatures up to 150°C, and designed for use in a wide variety of high-energy, harsh-environment automotive underhood, industrial, and oil and gas applications. Comprised of zinc oxide (ZnO) based ceramic semiconductor devices with nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current (V-I) characteristics similar to those

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

  How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development November 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 CET Today, connectivity isn’t just about being connected to the internet. Rather, it means being connected to people, different devices and the world around us. Moving forward, the smart devices we rely on are becoming smaller, more powerful and intelligent, and even more connected. In response to these trends, Nordic has released the nRF9160 DK, a cost-effective, pre-certified, single-board development kit specialized for the cellular IoT development of LTE-M, NB-IoT, GPS and BLE applications using the nRF9160 SiP. The nRF9160 is the most compact cellular IoT (cIoT) solution on the market, measuring just 10x16x1 mm. In addition to having an nRF52840 board

AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 1, 2019) – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd. (COKNE). After four years of strong collaborative efforts between COKNE and AVX on the manufacturing and development of supercapacitors, AVX is delighted to complete the full vertical integration under the AVX umbrella. During the announcement, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Schmersal stated, “The COKNE team has been instrumental in the co-development of AVX’s low ESR cylindrical SuperCap series. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, with continual dedication toward further supercap advancements”. The vertical acquisition further demonstrates AVX’s strong commitment to supercapacitor technology, used in markets such as Industrial, Medical, Automotive, IoT, and Alternative

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

  Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications December 5, 2019 | 11:00 AM EST Battery life is a problem in many designs looking for a large energy storage ability for backup. This webinar will highlight SuperCapacitors as a method to extend primary/secondary battery life by a minimum of 2X. The ability to customize and to increase working voltage with series/parallel combinations will also be discussed. This presentation is geared towards the design engineer who is focused on applications with a primary/secondary battery along the main power line of the design. The webinar is co-sponsored by TTI, Inc. and will be presented by Eric DeRose, AVX product engineer for SuperCapacitors.

Keys to Enabling Advanced Future System Designs

Keys to Enabling Advanced Future System Designs

Abstract: Rated by PCNS 2019 Attendees as BEST keynote presentation In the past, system power budgets and data/operating speeds were wide and slow respectively. This allowed passive component selection and consideration to occur at the end of the design cycle. Today in the digital world, emerging single chip semiconductors now have enough processing power to become a real time – reconfigurable end system. Publication: European Passive Components Institute Published: October 8th, 2019 Article Link: https://epci.eu/passive-components-keys-to-enabling-advanced-future-system-designs/

New VLAS Series AEC-Q200 Qualified Multilayer Varistors With Competitively Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios

New VLAS Series AEC-Q200 Qualified Multilayer Varistors With Competitively Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios

The new VLAS Series Low-Clamp TransGuard® Automotive MLVs provide high-reliability bidirectional overvoltage protection & broadband EMI/RFI filtering in a single, space-saving SMT device qualified to AEC-Q200 & capable of replacing much larger, two-component TVS diode & EMC capacitor solutions FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 8, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) especially designed to exhibit lower breakdown- and clamping-voltage to working-voltage ratios than other standard varistors. Comprised of zinc-oxide-based (ZnO-based) ceramic semiconductor devices with nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current (V-I) characteristics similar to those of back-to-back Zener diodes, but with greater current and energy handling capabilities and the addition of

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

As a longtime resident of Fountain Inn, AVX proudly supports the city’s continued efforts to enhance community vitality through collaborative projects & initiatives FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 30, 2019) – AVX Corporation donated $15,000 to help fund the construction of a splash pad park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, which has been home to its corporate headquarters since 2010. The Fountain on Main splash pad park, presented by Greenville Water, is free to the public and conveniently located in the heart of the city’s fast-growing downtown area, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and a farmer’s market — all within walking distance. “AVX has been a resident of Fountain Inn for nearly a decade and is proud to be