Thin Film RF Inductor provides tight tolerances.

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Offered in 0402 size, surface-mount L0402 provides thin film equivalent of wire-wound inductor, with no constraint in values and inductance range of .82-6.8 nH. Land Grid Array (LGA) packaging and miniature size allow for self-alignment during reflow. Product is suited for automatic assembly in applications such as mobile communications, satellite TV receivers, GPS, vehicle location systems, wireless LANs, filters, and matching networks.



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AVX 0402 Thin Film Inductor Provides High Q, Tight Tolerance



Thin film RF inductor with superior high frequency performance...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 23, 2005) -AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components, has developed a thin film inductor in the 0402 size that offers high Q and tight tolerances with high current handling capability as well as repeatability. With its Land Grid Array (LGA) packaging and miniature size, the inductor provides both high frequency performance and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly in applications such as mobile communications, satellite TV receivers, GPS, vehicle location systems, wireless LANs, filters and matching networks.

"The L0402 Inductor is the thin film equivalent of wire-wound inductors. This thin film product is capable of making any value in the range at tolerances that are much tighter than those offered by wire-wound," said Larry Eisenberger, AVX product manager. "It offers high current in a surface mount-configured inductor, so there is no constraint in values, as in wire-wound inductors."

The LGA offers an inherent low profile, excellent solderability and better heat dissipation, while allowing for self-alignment during reflow.

The L0402 offers an inductance range of .82nH to 6.8nH.
Pricing for the L0402 Series ranges from $0.10 to $0.30 in quantity. Delivery is stock to six weeks.

For more information, 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 www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with worldwide manufacturing facilities. AVX offers integrated passive devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, SMT, timing devices and circuit protection devices. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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