AVX Showcases its RF/Microwave Portfolio at IMS 2017

AVX Corporation is showcasing its vast portfolio of high-performance RF and microwave solutions at this year’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017). The company is introducing attendees to products including: high-power resistors, attenuators, terminations, and capacitors, wire bond resistors, and high-performance low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass thin film and multilayer organic (MLO) filters.

The frequency capabilities for the products extend from the KHz range to 100 the GHz range and power capabilities extend up to hundreds of watts, enabling the products for a variety of commercial, consumer, automotive, industrial, medical, telecommunications, optical, space, and military applications, irrespective of weather conditions.

AVX experts are also showcasing circuit protection devices for RF and high-speed digital circuits at the booth, as well as a ham radio dummy load kit containing two high-power, 50 ohm, terminations and one solder panel/chassis mount connector with an SO239 jack and PL259 plug. A limited number of complimentary dummy load kits are available for ham radio enthusiasts, and will be provided along with a brochure containing specifications for the termination parameters, mounting and assembly tips, and information about how to optimize heat flow across the terminations’ hot side to create a substrate.

Some of the key product introductions at the event include:

  • WBR Series thin film, top-contact, bottom-isolated, rugged wire bond resistors with small 0202 (0.02” x 0.02”) chip outlines and extremely tight dimensional tolerances (±0.003”).
  • MS Series metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) single-layer capacitors for applications in the RF, microwave, and gigahertz ranges (DC to 20GHz operation)
  • GiGuard Series bidirectional ESD suppression diodes that combine the latest in transient voltage suppression (TVS) technology with miniature, leadless, and low profile 0201 and 0402 packaging designs to deliver cutting-edge ESD protection in high-speed data and communication circuits.
  • LP Series miniature, 15 W, high-performance, low-pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filters that exhibit low insertion loss and extremely sharp attenuation in high frequency wireless applications spanning 512 MHz to 1,800 MHz.
  • HF Series MLO high pass filters that utilize high dielectric constant and low loss materials to help engineers integrate high Q passive elements, such as inductors and capacitors, in multilayer stacks with land grid array surface mount packaging that’s expansion-matched to most organic printed circuit board materials, providing improved reliability over standard silicon and ceramic devices.

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