New Transguard® MLVs from AVX

New Transguard® MLVs from AVX combine transient clamping and EMI filtering in one miniature device

0201 devices have sub 1ns response time; withstand 1000 8kV ESD strikes

September 4, 2009 — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and leaded solutions, offers designers the ability to clamp transients and filter EMI in one ultra compact device with the expansion of its Transguard®  multilayer varistor series. Designed for all small handheld devices, the miniature 0201 bi-directional transient voltage suppressor provides minimal signal distortion and low insertion loss.

 “In addition to developing an advanced MLV that is miniature in size, the Transguard 0201 will decrease chip count, reducing the amount of PCB real estate needed”, said Sonja Brown, global product manager for circuit protection products.  “The MLV is a cost-effective solution that meets our customers’ increasing needs for a circuit protection device that meets space constraints yet provides superior protection versus larger components.”

Transguard 0201 multilayer varistors are ideal for handheld devices including cell phones and PDAs, as well as embedded components such as hearing aids and camera modules.

Initial Transguard 0201 MLV availability includes 15pF and 33pF capacitance devices with a 5.6V rating. These products are able to withstand 1,000 strikes at 8kV and feature a response time of under 1ns. The devices have a leakage current of less than 5µA at rated voltage.

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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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