New GEQ Series RC Equalizers are Compliant to RoHS Standards

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The GEQ Series RC Equalizers come with tantalum nitride resistive elements and silicon/oxygen/nitrogen capacitive elements. The units can be operated in -55ºC to +125ºC temperature range and are suitable for optoelectronic, telecommunications, broadband, military and electronic warfare applications. They feature 0.5 mm profile, 125 mW power rating, resistance values ranging from 10–50 Ω and capacitance values from 1–50 pF. The equalizers are offered in 0402 cases with 1 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm (L x W x H) dimensions.

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AVX Introduces New RC Equalizers

GEQ Series equalizers combine rugged, ultraminiature resistive & capacitive elements with AVX’s patented FLEXITERM terminations to deliver reliable, tight-tolerance solutions in TOSA, ROSA, optical transceiver modules, & broadband receivers employed across multiple markets

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released the new GEQ Series RC equalizers. These ruggedly constructed, ultraminiature (EIA 0402, 1005 metric) equalizers combine high-performance tantalum nitride (TaN) resistive elements and silicon/oxygen/nitrogen (SiON) capacitive elements with AVX’s proprietary, automotive-qualified, glass-sandwich FLEXITERM® surface-mount technology, which provides an extra measure of protection against flexure damage during installation. The new GEQ Series equalizers are also manufactured with 100% laser trimming to achieve tight tolerances and offer a low 0.5mm profile, a 125mW power rating, resistance values spanning 10–50Ω, and capacitance values extending from 1–50pF.

Rated for a wide range of operating temperatures (-55ºC to +125ºC) and compliant with RoHS, ideal applications for the series extend across the optoelectronic, telecommunications, broadband, military, electronic warfare, space, test, and instrumentation markets and include optical transceiver modules, broadband receivers, and transmission and receiver optical subassemblies (TOSA and ROSA).

“Our new, ultraminiature GEQ Series equalizers deliver reliable, tight-tolerance performance in a wide range of cross-market, small-form-factor electronics,” said Larry Eisenberger, principal technical marketing engineer at AVX.

The series’ ultraminiature 0402 case sizes measure 1mm x 0.5mm x 0.5mm (L x W x H) ±0.10mm, and their FLEXITERM (Ag/epoxy), NiSn-plated terminations are 0.25mm ±0.15mm wide. Additional EIA case sizes and RC combinations are available upon request.

GEQ Series RC equalizers are packaged on tape and reel, and lead-time for the series is currently 14 weeks.

For more information about AVX’s new GEQ Series RC equalizers, please visit To order, please visit Mouser Electronics and Digi-Key Electronics. For all other inquiries, please visit, email, follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter, like them on Facebook, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, interconnect, sensing, control, and antenna solutions with 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, sensors, controls, circuit protection devices, connectors, and antennas. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

Larry Eisenberger
AVX Corporation
(864) 967-9304

Christina Sandidge
BtB Marketing Communications
(919) 872-8172

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