Ultra-Broadband Capacitors use thin film termination.

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By providing low insertion and return losses, GX Series Multilayer Capacitors address DC blocking issues from 16 kHz to 40 GHz. Units are completely orientation insensitive with standard EIA 0402 footprint to minimize board space requirements. Available with X5R or X7S dielectric characteristic, capacitors are suited for semiconductor data communications, receiver optical subassemblies, trans-impedance amplifiers, and test equipment.



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Ultra-Broadband Capacitor Series from AVX Minimizes Insertion and Return Loss



Multilayer capacitor uses patented precision thin film termination process to maximize board space in DC blocking applications...

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (October 9, 2009) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of
advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a broadband capacitor that addresses DC blocking issues from 16kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz by providing low insertion and return losses. The broadband capacitor is ideal for applications such as semiconductor data communications, receiver optical subassemblies, trans-impedance amplifiers and test equipment.

Designed utilizing AVX's patented precision termination process, the GX Series ultra-broadband capacitor is completely orientation insensitive with a standard EIA 0402 footprint to minimize board space requirements, and is available with X5R or X7S dielectric characteristic.

"AVX's patented thin film termination process enables the ultra low insertion and return loss values that the GX Series ultra-broadband capacitor provides customers," said Larry Eisenberger, AVX Senior Technical Marketing Engineer. "We are working to expand the current product offering to include additional case sizes and increase the operating range."

Both nickel-gold and nickel-tin terminations are available to cover a wide range of
attachment processes. All GX Series parts are RoHS compliant.

Pricing for the GX Series starts at $1.00 to $1.50, depending on style, lead time of six weeks.

For more information about AVX's GX Series, contact AVX Sales and Marketing 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.

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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