AVX increases operating conditions of circuit protection products
Nov 07, 2005
AVX has increased the operating conditions of many circuit protection products including the 1206 MLVs now with working voltages up to 50VAC, offering solutions for over voltage, in rush current protection and EMI filtering problems.
"The breadth of product offerings with higher working voltages enable AVX to help the industry meet protection and emission standards," said Brian Ward, AVX Worldwide Business Manager. "Our extensive research and development efforts have helped us develop circuit protection products that provide design engineers with the most advanced technology available today that is specifically designed to meet their challenges."
According to Ward, AVX has proven technology in each of the following areas of circuit protection for industrial equipment:
Broadest range of circuit protection devices and ratings: AVX's TransGuard® product family of multilayer varistors is the most extensive in the industry, extending from 0402 to 2220 case sizes in surface mount devices, with energy ratings from 0.01 joules to 12 joules. In addition, the company has developed integrated SMT circuit protection arrays in its MultiGuard product family.
Smallest component sizes: AVX offers the most miniature devices for circuit protection, many of which are amongst the smallest in their class - AccuGuard® 0402 thin-film fuses, NB Series 0402 NTC thermistors, MultiGuard arrays that pack two varistors into an 0405 package.
Highest power density devices: AVX's LCT feedthru filters and feedthru varistors feature current ratings as high as 5 amps; whereas most competitive devices are rated at well below one amp. They offer a consistent / repetitive response which helps meet FCC, IEC and SAE regulatory requirements.
Enhanced signal integrity: All AVX TransGuard and MultiGuard MLVs are designed to provide EMI attenuation as well as transient voltage suppression. In the off-state, the varistor material's inherent capacitance acts as an EMI filter.
Superior termination technology: AVX has developed several proprietary termination techniques to ensure that components can be reliably soldered using the new processes.
For more information visit www.avx.com.