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Multilayer organic RF capacitors by AVX support 1MHz to over 5GHz

09 Oct 2012

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AVX Corp. has developed a range of RF capacitors called the MLO3 Series, which are capable of supporting frequencies between 1MHz to over 5GHz. These 500 and 250VDC, 0603 case size surface mount, advanced organic RF capacitors provide low ESR values while maintaining high Q and high self-resonance at high frequencies. The organic, polymer-based capacitors use high-conductivity copper interconnects in a multi-layer fashion and based on AVX's patented multi-layer low-loss organic (MLO) technology.

MLO3 Series are low profile, low ESR, high-performance and low-cost RF capacitors with improved tolerance control. This is a result from the ability to fabricate these components on large area substrates with sophisticated laser- direct imaging. As these capacitors are also expansion matched to printed circuit boards, they are more reliable.

"AVX's new line of organic capacitors represents a revolutionary departure from traditional passive SMT components," said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX. "The multi-layer low-loss organic RF capacitor's state-of-the-art design ultimately increases performance characteristics while decreasing costs."

The RoHS-compliant RF capacitors are rated for 50-500VDC, and feature capacitance values ranging from 0.1 pF to 2.5 pF and capacitance tolerance to ± 0.02 pF. Available in 0603 case size with a 100 per cent tin finish, the MLO3 Series features stable NPO characteristics and an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.

AVX's MLO3 Series surface mount capacitors are ideal for usage in RF power and low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and MRI systems.




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