AVX Releases New High-Performance MLO® Band-Pass Filters For RF/Microwave Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 3, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released a new series of low-profile, high-performance band-pass filters based on AVX's patented and proven multilayer organic (MLO®) high-density interconnect technology. The new BP Series MLO band-pass filters incorporate high-dielectric-constant and low-loss materials that are expansion matched to most organic PCB materials, providing improved reliability over standard silicon and ceramic devices, feature an ultralow profile of less than 0.556mm, and support 18 pass bands spanning 620-5,930MHz. The series also exhibits low insertion loss (1.57-2.41dB typical), low parasitics, 50Ω impedance, excellent rejection of out-of-band frequencies, and favorable heat dissipation characteristics, and is rated for 1W continuous RF power, making it ideal for use in a wide range of wireless applications, including: wireless communications systems, military and emergency first responder radios, UAVs, base stations, femtocells, microcells, wireless access points and terminals, and instrumentation equipment.

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New BTB Pin Jumpers for Maximum Tolerance Absorption in SSL & Industrial Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 12, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released a new series of pin jumpers designed for board-to-board (BTB) and module-to-module connections in solid-state lighting (SSL) and other low-pin-count industrial applications. When used in conjunction with the new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ horizontal, poke-home contact without a wire stop - which is both the first industrial poke-home connector available without an integral wire stop and, currently, the only industrial poke-home connector with a 2.5mm profile - the new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers are allowed to pass straight through the contacts, completely unrestricted, until the final, user-defined mating dimension is achieved. Unlike traditional BTB pin jumpers - which are made to mate with traditional connectors and are thus closed on the back end, limiting the depth to which a pin can travel and restricting the amount of BTB or module-to-module mating tolerance that the jumper can absorb - the new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumper/709296001025016 contact combination absorbs the maximum amount of component and assembly tolerances during the mating process, effectively eliminating the PCB and housing tolerance stack-up issues common to traditional connector systems in linear and coplanar applications.

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HDM Series Economical Axial Leaded Resistors Offer Anti-Moisture Performance and 1% Tolerance

RALEIGH, NC (Mar. 28, 2018) – The HDM series from Stackpole is an axial leaded carbon film technology resistor with outstanding moisture withstanding capability. Axial leaded resistors that need to withstand high humidity typically require a metal glaze technology which is considerably more expensive. The HDM series can survive 100 hours in a pressure cooker at 120ºC, over 98% relative humidity and 2 atmosphere’s pressure while standard carbon film and metal film resistors would fail.

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AVX Releases New Accu-L® Series Thin Film Chip Inductors for Automotive Signal & Power Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 22, 2018) -AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has released a new series of thin film multilayer chip inductors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new automotive grade Accu-L® Series inductors exhibit ultra-tight inductance tolerances down to ±0.05nH, in addition to: RF power capabilities, high Q, high self-resonant frequency (SRF), low DC resistance (Rdc), and outstanding high-frequency performance from 450MHz to 2,400MHz. Available in small, ruggedly constructed, low profile 0402 and 0805 chip sizes, the series also delivers exceptional intra-lot and lot-to-lot physical and electrical consistency that makes it ideal for use in automotive signal and power applications that require apex accuracy, including: matching networks and filters in vehicle-to-vehicle communications, infotainment, vehicle location, keyless entry, global positioning, and radar systems.

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Stackpole Develops Axial Leaded Metal Glaze Resistors for 0.25W to 3W Applications

The MG / MGM Series from Stackpole is a high voltage thru hole resistor product with resistance values from 1KΩ up to 1GΩ. The metal glaze element provides working voltages ranging from 1600V up to 7000V, tolerances as low as 1% and 100 ppm/ºC TCR. This makes the MG / MGM Series ideal for all applications requiring good voltage handling, pulse handling, and moisture resistance including industrial power supplies and controls, motor controls, security systems, white goods, portable medical equipment, and welding equipment.

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Stackpole Adds High Power 0201 Size Chip Resistor

The RMCP series from Stackpole is a thick film chip resistor series with high power ratings for a given chip size. Stackpole recently added an 0201 size chip resistor with a power rating of 0.063W while the usual power rating for this size is 0.050W. This high power capability allows the RMCP0201 to be used in a wider range of applications requiring small size to power ratio such as handheld and portable electronic devices, industrial automation, controls, and robotics.

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