Criteria for Selecting Connectors for LED Lighting/Industrial Applications Written By: Jeffery Wang | John Lee Abstract: Connectors used in industrial and solid-state lighting applications pose uniquely challenging design constraints on power density and form-factor while simultaneously demanding the highest reliability under harsh environmental conditions. As a designer in these spaces, one cannot simply prioritize piece cost in the connector selection process. The true value of a connector is much more nuanced and must include the amortized costs of manufacturability, reliability, and safety. Eliminating hand soldering, ease of use, and good yield are not free. Avoiding field failures and product recalls are not free. Regulatory compliance is not free. To best address these hidden costs, designers should choose connectors from suppliers
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The new ultraminiature SMT inductors deliver outstanding reliability & performance from 100MHz to 2.4GHz, exhibiting high Q, low DCR, tight inductance tolerances down to ±0.1nH, & guaranteed SRF up to 10GHz in applications including telecom & networking. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 29, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors for high-frequency RF applications. The new LCCI Series inductors are currently available in three standard EIA chip sizes — 0201, 0402, and 0603 — with tight-tolerance physical dimensions almost exclusively in the submillimeter range and tin-plated surface-mount terminations, enabling compatibility with high-density PCBs and reflow soldering in space-
Conductive Epoxy Attachment of Capacitors Written By: Ron Demcko | Ashley Stanziola Abstract: Compared to the vast majority, capacitor attachment via conductive epoxy is not a common technique among end-user applications. A significant amount of growth in capacitor usage has occurred in solder attachment methods. Furthermore, many publications on attachment methods focus predominantly on optimizing the multiple methods of solder component attachment. Therefore, confusion exists on the requirements needed to ensure reliable long-term attachment when using conductive epoxy material systems. This paper serves as a general introduction to conductive adhesives. It aims to assist end-users in the conductive epoxy attachment of SMT (Surface Mount Technology) components.
Passive Automotive Electronics for 48V Systems and V2X Written By: James Emerick Abstract: Two of the driving forces behind the quickly evolving automotive industry are fuel efficiency and safety. Fuel efficiency is primarily driven by a combination of regulatory requirements for reduced CO2 emissions and consumer demands for improved operational economy. While always paramount, safety has seen renewed activity due to the advancements of driver-assist and driverless technologies. The shift toward 48V subsystems and the integration of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication are two prime examples of significant advances in efficiency and safety, respectively. In both cases, new classes of electronic passives (capacitors, inductors, antennas, interconnect) are required to bring these technologies to mainstream products while meeting strict automotive regulatory standards.
This year’s virtual event marks 10 years of AVX participation in the Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference, as well as the eighth consecutive year that AVX engineers have been invited to share their unique expertise with the high-level military and space components supply chain personnel in attendance. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 15, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is delivering three technical presentations, teaching two training seminars, and showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-reliability MIL-spec components at the 24th annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference (CMSE 2021), which, due to continued global concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held virtually Monday
LED Lighting Interconnects Solutions Written By: Alex Guan Abstract: Solid-state lighting (SSL) solutions based on the light-emitting diode (LED) and its organic relative (OLED) have become the standard for luminaires across a wide variety of application sectors. SSL 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”).
AVX SCM series of cylindrical electrochemical double-layer capacitors offer excellent pulse power handling characteristics based on the combination of very high capacitance and very low ESR. They are ideal for Energy Harvesting applications such as an LPWA (Low-Power WideArea) remote sensing, location tracking or livestock monitoring, etc.. and perfectly fit the Renesas RE01 MCU to manage the energy charging at µA current and instantaneous power discharge at 800mA (peak current) for radio communication. RESOURCES
Chris Anderson chats with Ron Demcko of AVX about AVX’s ultra-miniature MLCCs and their high-reliability tantalum polymer capacitors.
Active Band Switching Solutions Written By: Alessandro Beretta Abstract: Today’s new and emerging wireless applications are increasingly requiring the support of multiple frequency bands. From laptops to cellular phones to wearables, devices are expected to connect to any cellular, Bluetooth™, GSM, RFID, or other networks. These expectations present challenges when it comes to antenna design, compared to a traditional design. The simplest solution — using discrete antennas for each frequency band required in the application — requires extra physical space. But this ultimately clashes with industry trends that prefer smaller and smaller solutions while still providing more bandwidth.
As South Carolina’s leading industrial trade association, the SCMA advocates for its more than 200 manufacturing member companies by working to advance public policies, address regulatory challenges, and provide services that help create jobs and strengthen the state’s economy. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 25, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has joined the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA), the state’s leading industrial trade association aimed at advancing manufacturing in South Carolina. Comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina, the SCMA advocates for its members by working to advance relevant public policies, address regulatory challenges, and provide services