AVX Introduces the Smallest Thin Film Tight Tolerance RF Capacitor

  AVX Introduces the Smallest Thin Film Tight Tolerance RF Capacitor

 New, subminiature 01005 chip size capacitor expands highly accurate Accu-P®
               series, is ideal for wide range of applications

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- June 21, 2012

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect
solutions, has developed the smallest RF thin film tight tolerance capacitor
on the market. The most recent addition to its highly accurate and
well-established Accu-P^® RF capacitor series, AVX’s new capacitor is a
subminiature 01005 size chip that features the low capacitance values (0.05pF
to 2.4pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01pF) that the series is
known for, in addition to low ESR and high Q at VHF, UHF, and microwave
frequencies.

“The use of high thermal conductivity materials in our Accu-P^® series
capacitors results in excellent RF power handling capabilities and makes them
ideal for a wide variety of applications,” said Larry Eisenberger, senior
marketing application engineer at AVX. “Additionally, with the introduction of
our latest high performance chip capacitor, which is significantly smaller
than the standard 0201 ultra-miniature chip, we can now provide engineers with
even greater flexibility.”

Accu-P^® series thin film chip capacitors feature high purity electrodes for
very low and repeatable ESR; highly pure, low-K dielectric for high breakdown
voltage, high insulation resistance, and low losses at frequencies up to
40GHz; very tight dimensional control for repeatable RF performance unit to
unit, batch to batch, and year after year; and very tight capacitance
tolerances for both small signal and high frequency signal applications.
Available in standard 01005, 0201, 0402, 0603, 0805, and 1210 chip sizes,
Accu-P^® series capacitors also feature lead-free, nickel/solder-coated
terminations, which provide excellent solderability and leach resistance, and
are rated for use in temperatures ranging from -55° to +125°C. Additionally,
every capacitor in the Accu-P^® series undergoes rigorous inspection, test,
and quality control procedures in accordance with ISO9001 and MIL standards.

Ideal applications include mobile and military communications devices,
satellite and cable televisions, global positioning systems, vehicle location
and alarm systems, radar systems, test and measurement equipment, RF modules,
filters, matching networks, video switching, and VCOs. Additionally, the
repeatability of RF parameters also makes Accu-P^® capacitors particularly
suitable for use as stand-alone notch filters.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-9304, or write to
One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive
components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer
support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range
of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit
protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

Contact:

AVX Corporation
Larry Eisenberger
Sr. Marketing Application Engineer
864-967-9304
larry.eisenberger@avx.com
or
BtB Marketing
Patricia Staino, 919-872-8172
patricia.staino@btbmarketing.com
 
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