industry news
Subscribe Now

AVX Releases A New Interactive Online Simulation Tool for Tantalum, Polymer, Niobium Oxide, & Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

Designed with users in mind, the new SpiCAT simulation software, which supersedes both SpiCap III & SpiTan IV, provides electrical & performance characteristics by frequency & temperature for an extensive range of part numbers & offers several new features to support quick, easy, & accurate parametric characterization

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released the new SpiCAT online simulation tool. Designed with users in mind, new SpiCAT simulation software offers access to two separate portals — SpiMLCC and SpiTAN, which supersede SpiCap III and SpiTan IV — that provide electrical and performance characteristics by frequency and temperature for an extensive range of multilayer ceramic or tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide surface-mount capacitors. The new SpiCAT software also simplifies capacitor selection, grouping different product series by common application features, and allows design engineers to review electrical characteristics for individual part numbers with respect to temperature and frequency to support quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization and the rapid identification of capacitor solutions that are ideally suited to their individual application requirements.

The updated software also offers enhanced functionality. Once a part has been selected, interactive graphs allow users to identify the effect that modified frequencies and temperatures have on parameters including capacitance, equivalent series resistance (ESR), dissipation factor (DF), impedance, ripple voltage, and ripple current. The program also allows users to input application voltage and temperature information to chart direct current leakage (DCL) over time, provides an equivalent circuit diagram with characteristics for each parameter. Other new features allow users download 3D models of each case size, print out graphs and parameters for selected part numbers, and check inventory in distributor stock.

“AVX is continuously working to improve our customers’ experience, and our newly redesigned SpiCAT simulation software does just that,” said Mitch Weaver, member of the technical staff, AVX. “We’re very proud to share our responsive, new SpiCAT software and to better support our customers’ design programs by providing quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization for an extensive range of surface-mount MLCC, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors.”

For more information about SpiCAT, please visit https://spicat.avx.com/ to access the new SpiCAT – SpiMLCC and SpiCAT – SpiTAN interactive simulation tools for multilayer ceramic, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, email inquiry@avx.com, follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter, like them on Facebook, 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 advanced electronic components, interconnect, sensing, control, and antenna solutions with 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, sensors, controls, circuit protection devices, connectors, and antennas. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jul 17, 2018
In the first installment, I wrote about why I had to visit Japan in 1983, and the semiconductor stuff I did there. Today, it's all the other stuff. Japanese Food When I went on this first trip to Japan, Japanese food was not common in the US (and had been non-existent in...
Jul 16, 2018
Each instance of an Achronix Speedcore eFPGA in your ASIC or SoC design must be configured after the system powers up because Speedcore eFPGAs employ nonvolatile SRAM technology to store the eFPGA'€™s configuration bits. Each Speedcore instance contains its own FPGA configu...
Jul 12, 2018
A single failure of a machine due to heat can bring down an entire assembly line to halt. At the printed circuit board level, we designers need to provide the most robust solutions to keep the wheels...