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AVX Antenna PowerGuard Products Provide Reliable ESD Protection in Capacitance-Sensitive Applications

Ideal for a broad range of cross-market applications, these new AEC-Q200 qualified, ultralow capacitance varistors have high current & energy handling capabilities & provide bi-directional overvoltage protection & EMI/RFI attenuation in a single SMT package

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 19, 2017) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors, an ultralow capacitance extension of its reliable AntennaGuard range with new voltage, capacitance, and energy ratings. Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors exhibit highcurrent and energy handling capabilities, low insertion loss, low leakage current, and unsurpassed reliability compared to diode options. These advantages, combined with AEC-Q200 qualification, bidirectional overvoltage protection, EMI/RFI attenuation, fast response times (<1nS), and multi-strike capabilities make the small SMT packaged series ideal for use in RF and optic circuit, sensor, high-speed and data line, antenna, radar, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, and other capacitance-sensitive applications across the automotive, industrial, and commercial markets.

“Designed to handle higher transients than our proven-reliable AntennaGuard range, the new Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors are ideal for applications with capacitance-sensitive circuits that need to be protected against higher energy,” said Jiri Machanicek, product manager at AVX. “The series is also AEC-Q200 qualified, enabling its use in automotive applications.”

The new Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors are currently available in two case sizes (0402 and 0603), three working voltages (18, 24, and 30VDC), and three capacitance ratings (1.5, 2, and 3.3pF). The series features a 25kV ESD rating, energy handling capabilities spanning 0.02 – 0.04J, and peak current handling capabilities spanning 1 – 3A, and is rated for use in operating temperatures ranging from -55°C to +125°C with no derating. Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors also meet 48VDC jump start requirements, are AEC-Q200 qualified and RoHS compliant, and offer excellent solderability thanks to nickel-barrier, 100% tin (Ni/Sn) terminations. Parts are shipped on 7” or 13” reel, and lead-time for the series is currently 14 weeks.

For more information about AVX’s new Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors for capacitance-sensitive applications across the automotive, industrial, and commercial markets, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/circuit-protection/transient-voltage-suppressors-varistors/low-capacitance-ap-series/. For all other inquiries, 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 manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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).

A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera’s electronic devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.

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