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AVX's high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands now available

August 5, 2014
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AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands—including the new, tight tolerance 0302 component—are now available through distribution. The Wi-Fi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film (ITF) technology, which provides the miniature components with excellent high frequency performance across the Wi-Fi spectrum (2,400-5,905 MHz) and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. Available in 0302, 0402, and 0603 packages, each of which exhibit identical electrical performance, AVX’s Wi-Fi band couplers also feature land grid array (LGA) packaging technology, the benefits of which include: inherently low profile, self alignment during reflow, excellent solderability, low parasitics, and effective heat dissipation.

"As with many of our products, we developed the new high directivity 0302 thin film Wi-Fi couplers in response to customer requests for smaller components with equivalent or improved electrical specifications, so we are very pleased that our customers can now easily acquire the new standard and tight tolerance components through distribution," said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX.

AVX’s high directivity couplers for Wi-Fi bands are rated for operating temperatures spanning -40° to +85°C and are supplied with lead-free and RoHS compliant 100 percent tin terminations compatible with automatic soldering technologies, including: reflow, wave, vapor phase and manual. Finished parts are 100 percent tested for electrical parameters and visual characteristics, and each production lot is evaluated on a sample basis for both static humidity and endurance.

To check stock for the newly available 0302 Wi-Fi couplers (part numbers: CP0302A5425ENTR and, for tight tolerance, CP0302P5425ENTR), please visit http://www.avx.com/check_stock.asp. For more information about AVX’s high directivity, thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands, including the 0402 and 0603 components, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/cp0302.pdf. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

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