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MLC RF Capacitors features near-pure silver electrodes.

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March 15, 2013 - Rated for use from -55 to +125°C, lead-free and RoHS-compliant microwave MLCCs of UQ Series have 0.1–1,000 pF capacitance range and are available in 7 voltages from 50–500 V as well as 8 capacitance tolerances from ±0.1 pf to ±20%. Case sizes include 0605, 1210, 0709, 0402, 0603, and 0805, and termination styles include nickel barrier Sn/Pb (60/40), 100% tin, and non-magnetic barrier/tin. Products meet or exceed requirements of EIA-198, MIL-PRF-55681, and MIL-PRF-123.

AVX Corp.

3900 Electronics Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27604, USA

Original Press Release

New AVX MLCC Series Features Near-Pure Silver Electrodes for High Conductivity

Press release date: March 8, 2013

AVX’s new UQ Series MLCCs exhibit ultra-low ESR, high Q, and high self-resonance

GREENVILLE, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new series of microwave MLCCs with near-pure silver (Ag) electrodes, which both enhance performance and mitigate cost.  Exhibiting higher conductivity than competing non-precious metal RF capacitors, AVX’s new UQ Series MLCCs feature ultra-low ESR, high Q, high self-resonance, and a capacitance range spanning 0.1pF to 1000pF.  Ideal applications for the UQ Series include RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and MRI systems.

“By utilizing near-pure silver electrodes on the new UQ Series capacitors, AVX was able to provide higher conductivity than competitive non-precious metal technologies while remaining highly competitive in terms of cost, ” said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX.

Lead-free and RoHS compliant, AVX’s high-performance UQ Series MLC RF capacitors are available in seven voltages, ranging from 50-500V, and in eight capacitance tolerances, ranging from ±0.1pf to ±20%.  Competitively priced with other non-precious metal RF capacitors, the series is also available in six case sizes: 0605, 1210, 0709, 0402, 0603, and 0805, and with three termination styles: nickel barrier Sn/Pb (60/40), 100% tin, and non-magnetic barrier/tin.

AVX’s UQ Series is rated for use in temperatures ranging from -55°C to +125°C.  The series also either meets or exceeds the requirements of EIA-198, MIL-PRF-55681, and MIL-PRF-123.

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 26 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).

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