Axial Leaded MLC Capacitor is qualified to AEC-Q200.

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Available in X7R dielectric, Spinguard® AA Series operate from -55 to +125°C and meet electronic component qualification initiative for automotive applications. Suited for underhood and in-cabin automotive applications, series meets AEC-Q200 level certifications for capacitance values of 0.002 µF, 0.01 µF, and 0.1 µF in 50 and 100 V.

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AVX's Spinguard® AA Series Is the Industry's First AEC-Q200 Qualified Axial Leaded MLC Capacitor

AVX expands automotive approved axial leaded capacitor product offering...

GREENVILLE, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its AR Series of radial leaded capacitors to include AEC-Q200 qualified devices in the axial configuration. Designated the Spinguard® AA Series, these devices are the industry's first axial leaded multi-layer ceramic capacitor to meet the latest electronic component qualification initiative for automotive applications.

The leaded capacitors are AEC-Q200 qualified directly from the AVX factory with PPAP (production part approval process) qualification data available upon request. There is no need for secondary qualifications at the user sight, reducing time-to-market. "Providing our customers with a broad selection of AEC-Q200 qualified leaded capacitors, the Spinguard® AA Series axial leaded capacitors complement our existing AR Series radial leaded capacitor offering. The advantages of the technology are a natural fit in both underhood and in-cabin automotive applications," said Dan Lane, marketing manager at AVX.

AVX axial leaded capacitors meet AEC-Q200 level certifications for capacitance values of 0.002uf, 0.01uf, and 0.1uf in 50 and 100 volts. The Spinguard® AA Series is available in X7R dielectric and features an operating temperature range of -55ºC to +125ºC, making the parts ideal for a variety of automotive applications.

Pricing for the AA Series typically starts at $.075 to $.200 for 10,000 piece quantities, depending on capacitance and voltage combinations with a lead time of 11 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 864-967-9343; or on the Web at

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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