Microwave Journal

AVX exhibits full range of MLO diplexers at EuMW 2013

October 3, 2013

AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is showcasing its full range of MLO™ diplexers at the European Microwave Week Exhibition, which will be held at the Nürnberg Convention Center in Nuremberg, Germany October 8-10, 2013.  Based on its patented multilayer organic high density interconnect technology, AVX’s MLO diplexers employ high dielectric constant and low loss materials to realize high Q printed passive elements, such as inductors and capacitors in multilayer stack ups. 

Available in low profile 0805 and 0603 packages (0.6mm and 0.5mm, respectively), the best-in-class MLO diplexers are capable of supporting multiple wireless standards, including: WCDMA, CDMA, WLAN, and GSM, and are ideally suited for band switching in dual- and multiband applications, such as WiFi, WiMax, GPS, and cellular bands.  Recently added to the product range, the 0603 diplexers are also capable of supporting BT wireless standards. 

“Our 0805 MLO diplexer, released earlier this year, has been well received within the RF industry, so we’re very pleased to now offer the smaller 0603 device as well, as it will extend the best-in-class performance benefits of the series to an even broader range of applications,” said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX.

Utilizing land grid array packaging technology, AVX’s range of MLO diplexers exhibit excellent solderability, low parasitics, and high heat dissipation.  Expansion matched to PCBs, the diplexers also provide improved reliability with regard to comparable ceramic or silicon components.  Rated for use in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C, both the 0805 and 0603 diplexers feature a maximum power capacity of 4.5W, are 100% tested for electrical parameters and visual characteristics, and are packaged on tape and reel. 

The 0603 diplexers measure 1.65mm x 0.88mm x 0.42mm (0.065” x 0.035” x 0.017”) and are available in Ni/Au, Ni/Sn, and OSP finishes, all of which are compatible with automatic soldering technologies.  The 0805 diplexers measure 2.12mm x 1.28mm x 0.55mm (0.083” x 0.050” x 0.021”) and are available in Ni/Sn, Immersion Sn, Immersion Au, and OSP finishes, which are also all compatible with automatic soldering technologies. 

Visitors to the European Microwave Week Exhibition can learn more about AVX’s full range of MLO diplexers, as well as its full catalogue of passive components for RF and microwave applications, at the AVX exhibit: Hall 7A, Stand #276. 

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.