AVX Adds An N1500 Super Dielectric Option to Its High-Voltage MLC Radial Leaded Capacitor Series

  AVX Adds An N1500 Super Dielectric Option to Its High-Voltage MLC Radial
  Leaded Capacitor Series

 New N1500 high-voltage capacitors take up less board space and offer higher
         capacitance values than comparable C0G dielectric capacitors

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- December 18, 2012

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect
solutions, has added an N1500 super dielectric option to its high-voltage,
multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial leaded capacitor series. An extension of the
SV Series, the new N1500 super dielectric capacitors take up less board space
and offer higher capacitance values than comparable C0G dielectric capacitors
and are ideally suited for applications including snubbers in high-frequency
power converters, resonators in SMPS, AC line filtering, and high-voltage
coupling/DC blocking.

“High value, low leakage, and small size are difficult parameters to obtain in
capacitors for high-voltage systems, but our SV Series MLC radial leaded
capacitors feature a special internal design that minimizes the electric field
stresses within the MLC,” said Dan Shields, North American product manager at
AVX. “This results in a significant reduction of the partial discharge
activity within the dielectric, has a major impact on the long-term
reliability of the product, and allows us to meet all of these performance
characteristics.”

AVX’s high-voltage SV Series MLC radial leaded capacitors are coated with high
insulation resistance and high dielectric strength epoxy, which eliminates the
possibility of arc flashover. The series also exhibits low ESRs at high
frequencies.

The new N1500 dielectric SV Series capacitors feature a capacitance range of
100pF to 0.47µF with tolerances of ±5%, ±10%, and 20%, a voltage range of
600-5000V, and a maximum dissipation factor of 0.15%. The operating
temperature range for the series is -55°C to +125°C. Additionally, a Hi-Rel
screening option (100% Group A testing per MIL-PRF-49467) is available.

The performance of switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors can be simulated
by downloading the newly updated SpiCALCI 7.0 engineering tool at
http://www.avx.com/SpiApps/default.asp#spicalci. Custom values, ratings, and
configurations are also available.

All parts are priced upon request, and lead time is 11-14 weeks.

For additional information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, 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
Dan Shields, North American Product Manager
864-228-3426
dan.shields@avx.com
or
BtB Marketing
Christine Stieglitz, 919-872-8172
christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.com
 
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