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New 9159-600 Series Dual-Row, Inverted Through-Board Card-Edge Connectors

New 9159-600 Series Dual-Row, Inverted Through-Board Card-Edge Connectors

The new 9159-600 Series satisfies new customer demand for a single-piece through-board solution for dual-sided PCBs and persistent customer demand for compact, robust, reliable, and cost-effective card-edge connectors with more contacts. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 29, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has further expanded its line of single-piece card-edge connectors with the release of the new 9159-600 Series dual-row, inverted through-board card-edge connectors. Developed as an extension of the 9159-500 Series single-row, inverted through-board card-edge connectors, the new 9159-600 Series satisfies customer demand for a single-piece inverted through-board solution for dual-sided PCBs and is currently unique in the market. These new dual-row inverted

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs

Connectors for Medical Device PCBs Written By: Ajay Saini Abstract: The term “medical device” covers a broad spectrum of electrical equipment, ranging from small implantable stimulators to room sized MRI machines. This equipment is typically broken down into three classes based on the safety implications of possible failure modes. Class I devices present minimal potential for harm to the user and are often simpler in design. 47% of medical devices fall into this class, and 95% of these are exempt from any special regulatory oversight. Once appreciable safety concerns come into play, the device is elevated to Class II status. Class III devices require the utmost scrutiny and are subject to intense regulatory oversight, putting them into a category of

KYOCERA AVX Participating at TEK.day 2024

KYOCERA AVX Participating at TEK.day 2024

TEK.day 2024 TEK.day is a one-day event dedicated to people professionally involved in electronics design and production. The meeting combines a table-top fair with a number of interesting lectures and accompanying events. First of all, TEK.day is a trade fair. 178 stands of key distributors of electronic components, machines used in the PCBA process, EMS and other companies whose services you may need when designing and producing electronics. Come, refresh relationships with existing partners and meet new people from the industry. Thirsty for knowledge? Need inspiration? Take a look at the schedule of lectures prepared by our substantive partner EMC4B and leading companies in the industry. You will definitely learn something new and leave the meeting with many ideas. The

New TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus Conductive Polymer Capacitors

New TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus Conductive Polymer Capacitors

The new, high-reliability defense-spec capacitors exhibit high CV, very low ESR and DCL, stable, high-frequency capacitance retention, long lifetime performance, and a benign failure mode in demanding military, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 13, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new TCD Series DLA 04051 and COTS-Plus conductive polymer capacitors. These new high-reliability conductive polymer capacitors are engineered for use in demanding military, aerospace, defense, and industrial applications, including power supplies and filtering circuits, and compliant with the new DLA 04051 military specification. TCD Series conductive polymer capacitors are currently available in two case sizes (EIA 1210 and

Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC)

Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC)

Join Us At The Beach! The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference; APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics: Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converters in their equipment Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipment and systems Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronics Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics

KYOCERA AVX Expands 9155-800 Vertical-Mate, 2.0mm-Pitch Battery Connector Series

KYOCERA AVX Expands 9155-800 Vertical-Mate, 2.0mm-Pitch Battery Connector Series

Now available with two to eight positions, the 9155-800 Series battery connectors provide a wider range of signal and current capabilities in addition to error-proof mating and proven performance in harsh industrial, medical, and consumer electronics applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 29, 2024) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, expanded its robust and extremely user-friendly 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2.0mm-pitch battery connectors with the addition of new seven- and eight-position models to satisfy customer demand for higher signal and current capabilities. These new additions also further expand its 9155 family of battery connectors, which already offered the broadest selection of standard battery connectors on the market.

Embedded World 2024 (Nuremberg, Germany)

Embedded World 2024 (Nuremberg, Germany)

Global platform for the embedded community The embedded world Exhibition & Conference provides a global platform and a place to meet for the entire embedded community, including leading experts, key players and industry associations. It offers unprecedented insight into the world of embedded systems, from components and modules to operating systems, hardware and software design, M2M communication, services, and various issues related to complex system design. Its expertise and sharp focus on technologies, processes and future-oriented products make it unparalleled in international comparisons – and THE must-attend event for developers, system architects, product managers and technical management.

New A-Series Low-Profile Automotive Antennas at CES 2024

New A-Series Low-Profile Automotive Antennas at CES 2024

The new A-Series offers the industry’s widest range of AEC-Q200-compliant antennas for automotive applications, including wireless battery management systems, telematics control units, and vehicle access key fobs. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 9, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new A-Series low-profile, surface-mount automotive antennas today at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. CES is the most powerful tech event in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators — and KYOCERA AVX is exhibiting and offering new A-Series sample kits at Booth #10545 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center today, Tuesday, January 9, through this

Technical Article: Surface Mount Capacitors for DC-DC Converter Applications

Technical Article: Surface Mount Capacitors for DC-DC Converter Applications

Surface Mount Capacitors for DC-DC Converter Applications Written By: Naotaka Hata Abstract: Tantalum, polymer, ceramic, film, and aluminum capacitors each offer a different set of operating and performance characteristics. Choosing the proper capacitor when designing DC-DC converters requires a careful understanding of these differences. High voltage front-end connections to the power source typically rely on aluminum capacitors, while intermediate step-down voltages often look towards the tantalum and ceramic families to take advantage of volumetric efficiency. The final load decoupling and bypass capacitors are generally found in the ceramic and film families. Surface mount (SMD) capacitors can be constructed using several different technologies to achieve a range of voltage tolerance, bulk capacitance, and parasitic device characteristics. As shown in Figure 1,

Supercapacitors Support Miniature Energy Harvester ICs In Powering ULP Devices

Supercapacitors Support Miniature Energy Harvester ICs In Powering ULP Devices

Several individual electronic trends have come together to create low-cost, easy-to implement energy management circuits capable of total power supply control of scavenged and harvested energy supplied to small loads. These circuits can significantly extend the life of a battery powering the load or entirely replace the battery. Among the trends propelling practical, low-cost scavenged energy modules are: the development of ultra-low power (ULP) ICs the ability to create efficient ultra-low-power dc-dc converters with control logic, allowing intelligent energy measurement and management functions the introduction of high-capacitance storage devices in miniature sizes. This article builds upon a previous work discussing the benefits of ULP IC technology. Here, we will discuss the performance and characteristics of a scavenging/harvesting circuit in powering

KYOCERA AVX Adds A New Code to its TWD High-Temp Max-Cap Series Wet Tantalum Capacitors

KYOCERA AVX Adds A New Code to its TWD High-Temp Max-Cap Series Wet Tantalum Capacitors

The TWD HTMC Series delivers stable high-reliability performance with extremely high capacitance values, comparable to those of supercapacitors, and can operate in harsh, high-temperature environments up to 175°C for up to 10,000 hours, exceeding current EDLC supercapacitor specifications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 13, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, added a new 100mF/3V rating to its TWD High-Temp Max-Cap (HTMC) Series hermetically sealed and axial leaded DLA T4-size wet tantalum capacitors. Initially released to market in 2016 with only two ratings (25mF/10V and 50mF/6.3V), the TWD HTMC Series delivers extremely high capacitance values, comparable to those of supercapacitors, as well as stable, high-reliability long-lifetime

KYOCERA AVX Releases its First Linear Card-Edge Connectors With Spring Contacts

KYOCERA AVX Releases its First Linear Card-Edge Connectors With Spring Contacts

The new 9159-7X0 Series double-ended linear card-edge connectors deliver high electrical and mechanical reliability, high signal integrity, and high durability in harsh environment industrial and lighting applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 11, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new 9159-7X0 Series double-ended linear card-edge connectors with spring contacts. The new 9159-7X0 Series is the newest addition to the KYOCERA AVX portfolio of linear card-edge connectors and the first to feature its robust beryllium copper spring contact system, which is proven to deliver high electrical and mechanical reliability, high signal integrity, and high durability in harsh environment applications. This proven spring contact system

VCAS Series Multi-Layer Varistors (MLVs) are now Qualified to VW80808

VCAS Series Multi-Layer Varistors (MLVs) are now Qualified to VW80808

VCAS Series multilayer varistors — the industry’s first MLVs with automotive-grade flexible terminations — are now the first of their kind to meet both AEC-Q200 and VW80808 standards as well. The new VW80808 qualification further ensures optimal performance in an extended range of demanding, high-reliability applications in the automotive industry and beyond. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 5, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is proud to announce that several VCAS Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) are now qualified to both the VW80808 and AEC-Q200 standards. VCAS Series MLVs, introduced in October of 2022, were the industry’s first MLVs equipped with automotive-grade flexible terminations, and several

Technical Article: Laser Direct Structuring (LDS): Working Principles and Benefits for RF Applications

Technical Article: Laser Direct Structuring (LDS): Working Principles and Benefits for RF Applications

Laser Direct Structuring (LDS): Working Principles and Benefits for RF Applications Written By: Youssef Laamimat Abstract: The growing prevalence of electronic devices presents a challenge to numerous industries and markets. Addressing the industry’s need for lighter and more compact components, LDS stands out as an excellent choice. In addition, it accelerates prototype production and streamlines time-to-market. Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology is a revolutionary approach offering a streamlined and efficient process for creating complex 3D circuits on a myriad of substrates. LDS technology is ideal when more curves are needed or less 3D volume is available. In RF applications such as antennas, this allows the manufacture of highly intricate designs, reduces assembly costs of having the antenna outside the device,

New: Safety-Certified MLCC Capacitors

New: Safety-Certified MLCC Capacitors

The new NP0/C0G and X7R KGK Series Class X1/Y2 and KGH Series Class X2 safety-certified capacitors deliver high reliability, stability, and capacitance in small case sizes and feature a slate of global certifications that enables broad employment in consumer and industrial devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 16, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has expanded its extensive portfolio of commercial surface-mount MLCCs with the release of its first safety-certified MLCCs, the new Class X1/Y2 KGK Series and Class X2 KGH Series. Class-X and Class-Y safety-certified capacitors are designed to protect against surges and transient and provide EMI filtering AC line filtering applications. Class-X safety

New: Miniature High-Pass Thin-Film Filters

New: Miniature High-Pass Thin-Film Filters

The new HP Series filters deliver reliable and repeatable high-frequency performance in space-constrained microwave and RF applications including wireless LANs, satellite TV receivers, vehicle location systems, base stations, and ground and mobile communications systems. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 14, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has released a new series of miniature high-pass thin-film filters engineered to provide excellent high-frequency performance in a variety of space constrained microwave and RF applications in the telecommunications, automotive, consumer electronics, and military markets. The new HP Series high-pass thin-film filters are based on proven multilayer integrated thin-film technology that enables the quick adjustment of RF parameters and