AVX’s New MLO™ RF-DC & RF-RF SMT Crossovers Provide Low Cost, Low Profile PCB Design Solutions

  AVX’s New MLO™ RF-DC & RF-RF SMT Crossovers Provide Low Cost, Low Profile
  PCB Design Solutions

 An Alternative to PCB Vias and Coaxial Jumper Cables, Miniature RF-DC/RF-RF
                SMT Crossovers, Support Frequencies up to 6GHz

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- January 23, 2013

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and
interconnect solutions, has introduced two new series of miniature RF-DC and
RF-RF SMT Crossovers capable of supporting frequencies up to 6GHz. Utilizing
AVX’s patented MLO™ technology, which matches the CTE of PCB material and
provides low loss across a wide RF spectrum, the new X2A Series RF-DC
Crossovers and X2B Series RF-RF Crossovers provide low cost and very low
profile solutions for applications in which a critical RF circuit trace
intersects a DC or an RF circuit. Ideal for base stations, mobile
communications, GPS, vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs, the X2A and
X2B Series Crossovers provide designers with an alternative to PCB vias and
coaxial jumper cables.

“AVX’s new SMT crossovers provide designers with an ideal solution for
crossing one DC supply voltage or RF line either over another or over an RF
signal line while reducing the need for additional layers in the circuit
board,” said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX.

AVX’s X2A Series RF-DC and X2B Series RF-RF Crossovers support frequencies up
to 6GHz, are designed for use in temperatures ranging from -55°C to +85°C, and
feature low loss, DC/high isolation, and NiSn terminations compatible with
automatic soldering technologies. Both series are packaged as 2020 case size
Land Grid Arrays, which feature a low profile, improved heat dissipation,
excellent solderability, and a CTE that matches most common circuit board
materials. Additionally, all X2A and X2B Series Crossovers have been subjected
to JEDEC reliability standards and have been 100% tested for electrical
parameters and visual characteristics.

For more 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).


Larry Eisenberger, Product Manager
BtB Marketing
Christine Stieglitz, 919-872-8172
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