Passive Components and Interconnect Solutions
AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with multiple manufacturing and warehouse facilities located around the world.
Spirit offers the AVX broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. AVX components can be found in many electronic devices and systems worldwide.
AVX provides Spirit with a significant competitive advantages including the benefit of having research, manufacturing, and customer support facilities in multiple countries located around the world. This assures customers of the most efficient balance of delivery and production capability in response to their just-in-time inventory requirements. With major research and development centers in five locations around the world, AVX has fostered customer relationships involving the design and technology for new and advanced products to fulfill their special end product requirements.
Through AVX, Spirit serves a broad range of markets including: computer, telecommunications infrastructure, cellular, industrial, automotive, consumer, military and medical sectors. In automotive, we are contributing toward new technologies for safety, engine control, infotainment and chassis control. In medical, AVX Advanced Products are critical for implantable devices that regulate and stimulate the heart, bring sound to the hearing-impaired and sight to those with vision problems. AVX research and development has anticipated and adapted products that help fuel the explosive growth in communications technology.
AVX research and products are critical to new “green” technologies designed to conserve existing energy resources and to create dependable, affordable systems for using renewable energy sources, such as wind, sun and water. Reliability of AVX technology will ensure that this generation – and generations to come – will benefit from these green technologies. AVX components are at the forefront of designs harnessing the power of alternative energy sources, such as wind farms, solar power generation, hybrid and electrical vehicles, as well as trams and high-speed trains.
AVX continues to invest heavily in R&D with many patents granted, and new applications submitted annually. Our strong technology base is further expanded by these innovative new products. AVX is set apart from the competition by our broad array of specialty product offerings which is organized into three reportable segments: Passive Components, KED Resale Components and Interconnects.
New! Ultraminiature, Thin-Film Transmission Line Capacitors for High-Performance Microwave & RF Applications
AVX's new capacitors have a novel metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure and a wide range of capacitance values. They are developed using a high-frequency structure simulator (HFSS) to deliver the highest possible RF performance & reliability.
AVX has introduced a new line of ultraminiature, thin-film transmission line capacitors for high-frequency links, DC blocking in the UHF range (300MHz - 3GHz), and other high-performance microwave and RF applications. The new capacitors have a novel metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure, copper traces for optimal circuit conductivity, a transmission line wire-bond pad, and a gold-metallized backside ground, and can be supplied on a variety of low-loss substrates, including quartz, alumina, glass, and silicon. The new transmission line capacitors are also available in a wide range of capacitance values: 0.3-50pF with a ±20% tolerance, and each is made using a high-frequency structure simulator (HFSS) to proactively address any electromagnetic challenges and provide the highest possible RF performance and reliability.
The new transmission line capacitors are available in three standard substrate thicknesses: 5, 10, and 15mils (0.005, 0.01, 0.015") and two standard substrate widths: 20 and 40mils (0.02-0.04"), and have design-dependent lengths determined by transmission line dimensions. Average lengths are generally in the realm of 20-80mils (0.02-0.08"), but lengths up to and beyond 320mils (0.32") are not altogether uncommon.
The range is rated for up to 100V, has specific capacitance values ranging from 50-100pF/mm2, a dissipation factor of less than 0.1%, and a TCC value of ±60ppm/ºC, and exhibits 50Ω standard impedance; although, actual maximum capacitance values also depend on transmission line dimensions. Custom impedance values, substrate materials, and substrate thicknesses are available upon request.
The new transmission line capacitors are also RoHS compliant and are tested to MIL-STD-883-2011.8 for bond strength, MIL-STD-883-2018 for shear strength, and MIL-STD-202-108 for lifetime. Packaging options include: antistatic waffle pack, tested but un-diced, and tested and diced on tape, and lead-time for the series is currently 14 weeks.