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May 14, 2014 - Based on patented MLO™ technology, which enables integration of high Q passives in high density interconnect components, PC Series includes 2,100 MHz device for 1.5–2.1 GHz performance and 2,700 MHz device for 2.1–2.7 GHz performance. Units are rated for 30 W max power handling with operating temperature spanning -55 to +85°C. Measuring 0.25 x 0.20 x 0.04 in., 3 dB, 90°quadrature couplers are expansion matched to PCBs and supplied in surface mountable 2025 size LGA packaging.

AVX Corp.

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

Original Press Release

AVX Introduces 3db, 90° Hybrid Coupler Series for Mobile Communications Applications

Press release date: May 5, 2014

Currently available in 2100MHz & 2700MHz, PC Series couplers feature a low 1mm profile & exhibit excellent isolation, low parasitics, & exceptional heat dissipation

GREENVILLE, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced two new wideband, 3dB, 90° hybrid couplers: a 2100MHz device for 1.5 – 2.1GHz performance and a 2700MHz device for 2.1 – 2.7GHz performance. Based on AVX’s patented MLO™ technology, which enables the integration of high Q passives in low cost, high density interconnect components, the new PC Series power couplers exhibit excellent isolation and high reliability per JEDEC and Mil standards. Expansion matched to PCBs and supplied in surface mountable 2025 size land grid array (LGA) packaging, the multifunctional, low profile PC Series couplers also exhibit low parasitics, exceptional heat dissipation, and excellent solderability. Designed to support a broad range of mobile communications applications, including: cellular phones, pagers, distributed control systems (DCS), global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs, PC Series hybrid couplers are ideal for use in attenuators, phase shifters, LNAs, balance amplifiers, and signal distribution equipment. 

“Utilizing proven MLO technology, the new PC Series 3dB, 90° quadrature hybrid couplers are a valuable extension to AVX’s coupler catalogue, which previously consisted exclusively of thin film directional RF couplers,” said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX. “MLO technology is prized for its ability to provide high Q performance in low cost, high density interconnect components, so the new PC Series couplers significantly extend the performance capabilities available to RF design engineers.” 

PC Series 3dB, 90° hybrid couplers are rated for 30W maximum power handling and operating temperatures spanning -55°C to +85°C. The devices measure 6.35mm x 5.08mm x 1.0mm (0.25” x 0.20” x 0.04”) and are available with RoHS compliant NiSn or immersion Au terminations, both of which are compatible with all automatic soldering technologies. Finished parts are 100% tested for electrical parameters and visual characteristics and can be shipped in bulk or on 7” or 13” tape and reel. 

For more information about AVX’s 2100MHz and 2700MHz PC Series 3dB, 90° hybrid couplers for RF applications, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/PC2025A2100AT00.pdf and http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/MLO%20High%20Power%20Coupler.pdf. 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 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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