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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

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 Releases the First Wire-to-Board RF Coaxial IDC Connectors for Industrial & Automotive Applications

AVX Releases the First Wire-to-Board RF Coaxial IDC Connectors for Industrial & Automotive Applications

The new 00-6791 Series RF Coaxial IDC connectors feature a patented one-touch coaxial termination mechanism that both simplifies the connection process & outperforms competing solutions in terms of size, cost, quality, & performance. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 24, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the first wire-to-board RF coaxial IDC connectors for industrial and automotive applications. The initial release of the new 00-6791 Series RF Coaxial IDC Connectors is comprised of two small, single-piece solutions suited to different types of coaxial cable and features a patented one-touch coaxial cable termination mechanism that both simplifies the connection process and outperforms competing solutions in terms of

AVX Releases the First Multilayer Varistor Transient Voltage Suppressors Rated for 175°C Operation

AVX Releases the First Multilayer Varistor Transient Voltage Suppressors Rated for 175°C Operation

The new TransGuard® VT Series MLVs are qualified to AEC-Q200 & deliver both reliable bidirectional overvoltage protection & broadband EMI filtering in high-temperature automotive applications with zero derating across the entire operating temperature range FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 8, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released the industry’s first multilayer varistor (MLV) transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices rated for 175°C operation. The new TransGuard® VT Series high-temperature MLVs provide extremely reliable bidirectional overvoltage protection across operating temperatures extending from -55°C to 175°C with zero derating across the entire range, are qualified to AEC-Q200, and are currently available in compact, surface-mount 0603 and 0805 cases sizes. They

AVX Extends Its TACmicrochip Series With Another Superlative: The Industry’s Lowest-Profile 3216 Tantalum Capacitor

AVX Extends Its TACmicrochip Series With Another Superlative: The Industry’s Lowest-Profile 3216 Tantalum Capacitor

Measuring just 0.5mm high, the new “I” case capacitor is rated for 10μF & 6.3V, & is ideal for use in a wide variety of embedded, medical, industrial, handheld, & wearable electronics FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 2, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has extended its TACmicrochip® Series with the lowest-profile 3216-footprint tantalum capacitor currently available on the market. Measuring just 0.5mm high, the first new “I” case capacitor (EIA Metric 3216-05) is rated for 10μF and 6.3V, but will be followed by future code releases to further extend the offering. The full line of TACmicrochip capacitors, which has also offered the industry’s lowest-profile 1206-06 tantalum

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

New Additions to MIL-PRF-39006 QPL

TWA M39006 Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors deliver high-reliability, high-CV performance in harsh-environment military, defense, avionics, & industrial applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 26, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that several of its TWA Series axial-leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors are now qualified to MIL-PRF-39006/33A. Designed to deliver high-reliability, high-CV performance in harsh-environment military, defense, avionics, and industrial applications, including satellites, DC/DC power supplies, power converters, bulk energy storage, and pule power circuits, the new TWA M39006 Series capacitors have a cylindrical, axial-leaded case with a hermetically sealed welded tantalum can and header assembly that ruggedly withstands environmental hazards including

New Poke-Home Wire-to-Wire Connectors for 12–18AWG Industrial Applications

New Poke-Home Wire-to-Wire Connectors for 12–18AWG Industrial Applications

The new 9286-300 Series connectors offer simple strip-and-poke-home insertion, twist-and-pull extraction, and reliable wire retention in a small, sleek, color-coded, flame retardant, reusable, and pottable package FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 20, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has expanded upon its proven-reliable wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire. Designed to simplify the connection process in a broad range of industrial market applications that require high-current or large-gauge wires, the new 9286-300 Series WTW connectors enable simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction, and employ a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that

New Portable Millimeter Wave Measurement System from Ethertronics®

New Portable Millimeter Wave Measurement System from Ethertronics®

The new ETH-MMW-1000 provides a compact, cost-effective, extremely accurate, & easily adaptable solution for testing 5G antennas & other devices at millimeter wave frequencies spanning 18-75+GHz in a wide range of laboratory & production environments. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 23, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that Ethertronics, an AVX Group Company, has released the new Ethertronics® ETH-MMW-1000 Millimeter Measurement System: a compact, cost-effective, extremely accurate, and easily adaptable portable solution for testing 5G antennas and other devices at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. Suitable for all mmWave system development and validation – including 5G communications, telecom industry research and development, university research, and other mobile

New Ultra-Miniature, Thin-Film Transmission Line Capacitors for High-Performance Microwave & RF Applications

New Ultra-Miniature, Thin-Film Transmission Line Capacitors for High-Performance Microwave & RF Applications

The new capacitors have a novel metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure & a wide range of capacitance values, & are developed using a high-frequency structure simulator (HFSS) to deliver the highest possible RF performance & reliability. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 2, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, introduced a new line of ultraminiature, thin-film transmission line capacitors for high-frequency links, DC blocking in the UHF range (300MHz – 3GHz), and other high-performance microwave and RF applications. The new capacitors have a novel metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure, copper traces for optimal circuit conductivity, a transmission line wire-bond pad, and a gold-metallized backside ground, and can be supplied on a variety

New Insulator to the Industry’s Only 2.55mm-Profile IDC Series to Further Expand Application Suitability

New Insulator to the Industry’s Only 2.55mm-Profile IDC Series to Further Expand Application Suitability

The one- to four-position 9176-800 Series low-profile IDCs now accommodate 22–28AWG to deliver high-reliability performance in an expanded range of space-constrained, harsh-environment industrial, medical, & transportation applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 12, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has added a new insulator to its 9176-800 Series low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) — the first and currently only industrial IDCs available in a 2.55mm profile — to accommodate an additional wire gauge and further expand application suitability. Now available in one to four positions in each of four wire gauges, the series’ redundant, fatigue-resistant phosphor bronze contacts provide high-reliability, gas-tight, cold-welded connections for discrete 22, 24,

New Ultraminiature, High-Frequency Integrated Thin Film Band-Pass Filters

New Ultraminiature, High-Frequency Integrated Thin Film Band-Pass Filters

Available in five frequency bands spanning 1,308–4,320MHz for compatibility with a broad range of wireless applications, the new BP Series multilayer, ITF band-pass filters deliver excellent high-frequency performance in an ultraminiature, low-profile 0805 case FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 3, 2018) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, introduced new 0805-case BP Series multilayer, integrated thin film (ITF) band-pass filters. Designed for broad compatibility with a wide range of high-frequency wireless applications, including mobile communications systems, satellite TV receivers, GPSs, vehicle-locating systems, and wireless LANs, the series is available in five frequency bands spanning 1,308MHz to 4,320MHz with 50Ω characteristic impedance, and is rated for 5W continuous power, and

High-Temp Max-Cap Wet Tantalum Supercapacitors now Rated for Maximum Operating Temperatures of 175°C

High-Temp Max-Cap Wet Tantalum Supercapacitors now Rated for Maximum Operating Temperatures of 175°C

The newly improved HTMC Series provides the highest DC capacitance & the highest operating temperature of any T4-case capacitor on the market, plus exceptional electrical & mechanical stability for extended lifetimes of up to 10,000 hours. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 29, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has increased the maximum operating temperature for its TWD High-Temp Max-Cap (HTMC) Series axial leaded, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors from 125°C to 175°C. Based on a well-established wet tantalum design, the newly improved TWD HTMC Series capacitors provide the highest DC capacitance and the highest operating temperature of any T4-case capacitor available on the market. Currently available in

AVX Extends its Range of Space-Level ESCC QPL 3009/041 X7R BME MLCCs with Two New Case Sizes

AVX Extends its Range of Space-Level ESCC QPL 3009/041 X7R BME MLCCs with Two New Case Sizes

Now available in seven case sizes spanning 0402 to 2220 with capacitance values & voltage ratings extending from 2.2nF – 22uF & 16-100V, AVX’s space-qualified BME MLCCs have the highest CV range of any ESCC MLCC currently available on the market   FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 17, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has extended its range of space-level ESCC QPL 3009/041 X7R base metal electrode (BME) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) – the first range of ESCC BME MLCCs fully qualified for use in European, Asian, and American space market applications – with new 0402 and 2220 case sizes. Now available in seven case sizes spanning

AVX Releases Unique Three-Piece STRIPT™ Contact System for Linear LED & Coplanar PCB Connections

AVX Releases Unique Three-Piece STRIPT™ Contact System for Linear LED & Coplanar PCB Connections

Initially developed for off-road vehicle lighting, the new 70-9159 STRIPT linking BTB contact system delivers a size-to-performance ratio & current handling capabilities unmatched by existing BTB & WTB solutions, & at a lower cost than traditional insulated connectors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 11, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT™ contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibit robust resistance to extreme shock, vibration, and temperatures, the new 70-9159 Series linking board-to-board (BTB) contact system consists of two low-profile,

AVX Now Qualified to Produce & Supply MIL-PRF-123 Capacitors at its Corporate Headquarters

AVX Now Qualified to Produce & Supply MIL-PRF-123 Capacitors at its Corporate Headquarters

Available in both BX and BP dielectrics, the new MIL-qualified M123 Series SMT MLCCs provide proven, space-level-reliability solutions in a wide range of both general-purpose & stability-critical military & aerospace applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 10, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is now qualified to produce and supply MIL-PRF-123 capacitors at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, and has had its M123 Series ceramic chip capacitors added to the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) Qualified Parts List for MIL-PRF-123. Available in both BX and BP dielectrics, the new MIL-qualified M123 Series surface-mount, multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) provide proven, space-level-reliability solutions in a wide range

New High-Temperature, Max Capacitance Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitor Series for 230°C Operation

New High-Temperature, Max Capacitance Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitor Series for 230°C Operation

Ideal for military, aerospace, industrial, & oil drilling equipment, the new high-CV TWA-X Series capacitors are resistant to mechanical shock & high-frequency vibration per MIL-STD-202 & are capable of up to 500-hour lifetimes at extreme temperatures & derated voltages. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 7, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has launched a new high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitor series. Designed for use at 230°C, the new TWA-X Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors feature a high-capacitance cathode system that achieves high CV performance in standard case sizes and a hermetically sealed, welded tantalum can and header assembly that provides robust resistance against mechanical shock and high-frequency