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
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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
Supercapacitors for Power Backup Applications Webinar | Richardson RFPD March 11th, 2021 | 2 PM EST Power backup requirements are often one of the most important design parameters that engineers spend their time on. For the wide range of applications that demand power backup, designing in proper energy needs can mean the difference of seconds or even milliseconds, and in turn saving or losing data. Traditionally, batteries were the first option for design engineers seeking power backup solutions. However, as environmental concerns and constant maintenance costs persist with batteries, alternative energy storage devices are gaining more consideration. Electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs), commonly known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, are seeing the most interest among alternative devices. Supercapacitors are large energy
Five Advantages of AVX Poke-Home Connectors Written By: Raul Saucedo Abstract: The poke-home connector was originally introduced as a highly reliable solution for connecting a small number of discrete wires to a printed circuit board assembly. The wire is first stripped, and it is then inserted into the connector. Integral wire guides and an end stop assure proper positioning of the wire during insertion. Dual beam high force contacts (typically beryllium copper) provide extremely low electrical resistance and maximize wire retention. An example of a horizontal poke-home connector is shown in…
Leading-Edge AVX Technology in Film Capacitors Written By: Masato Nishikiori Abstract: With the advent of plastics in the middle of the 20th century, the film capacitor was introduced as a technological leap over traditional paper-based designs. Film capacitors use a thin plastic film as the dielectric that separates multiple metal electrodes. The electrodes are either deposited directly on the film (metallization) or are built from separate metal foils. The plastic metal sandwich is wound on a bobbin, and a terminal contact layer is deposited to connect all of the individual capacitor layers in parallel effectively.
AVX Fellow, Ron Demcko, joined Jason Lomberg on the Power Systems Design podcast and discussed Formula E and the ways AVX can make a difference for the Dragon/Penske Autosport car and electric vehicles in general.