Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

SMD Crystal Resonator provides 32.768 kHz nominal frequency.

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February 23, 2010 - Housed in 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 mm ceramic package, Model ST3215SB has frequency tolerance of ±20 ppm, max ESR of 70 kW, and operating temperature of -40 to +85°C. Standard capacitance range is 9-12.5 pF, and low capacitance versions of 7 pF or less are available on request. Pb-free and RoHS-compliant, reflow compatible tuning fork crystal resonator is suited for consumer and mobile equipment applications.

AVX Corp.

P.O. Box 867, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578, USA

Original Press Release

Reflow Compatible SMD Tuning Fork Crystal from AVX Combines High Reliability and Small Size

Press release date: February 18, 2010

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a highly reliable surface mount crystal resonator that provides a nominal frequency of 32.768kHz in a small ceramic package of 3.2mm x1.5mm and a profile of only 0.8mm. Designated ST3215SB, the reflow compatible tuning fork crystal resonator has a frequency tolerance of +/-20ppm, a maximum ESR of 70kW and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

Ideal for consumer and mobile equipment applications, the ST3215SB resonators are Pb free and RoHS-compliant. Standard capacitance ranges are 9pF to 12.5pF and low capacitance versions, 7pF or less, are available on request.

"Already one of the biggest suppliers of MHz crystal products, AVX/Kyocera merged with a company called Hertz to add unique kHz design capabilities to its own expertise in high-reliability ceramic packaging and competitive price structuring," said Akira Honda, Product Marketing Manager at AVX. "These new devices offer equivalent performance to similar industry standard devices, but benefit from our ultra-reliable / cost competitive ceramic packaging technology."

Pricing for the ST3215SB surface mount crystal resonator is set at competitive market levels with a lead time of 14 weeks.

For more information about AVX's ST3215SB surface mount crystal resonator, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/electro/pdf/xtal/116_e.pdf

About AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 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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