A new technical paper published by AVX describes dielectric absorption, its importance, data collected during recent testing, & the AVX MLO technology advantage

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has published a new technical paper, "Dielectric Absorption of Multilayer Organic (MLO™) Capacitors," announcing that its MLO capacitors have been shown to exhibit the lowest dielectric absorption (DA) of any comparable technology, making them ideal for use in sample and hold (S/H) circuits. During the hold time of S/H circuits, the voltage across the capacitor is assumed to be a specified, predetermined number.  However, due to variances in dielectric absorption, that may not be the case, which could make the circuit vulnerable to voltage errors.
Dielectric absorption measurements recorded during tests based on MIL-C-19778 indicate that AVX's MLO capacitors exhibit 0.0015% DA.  For comparison, Teflon, which is known to have very low DA, exhibits DA of less than 0.01% and NP0 ceramic exhibits 0.6% DA.  

"Thanks to AVX's proprietary MLO materials technology, our MLO capacitors have been shown to exhibit exceptionally low DA far below that of many other dielectric technologies, which makes them particularly well suited for sample and hold circuits, in which DA can cause errors at the output," said Edgardo Menendez, field applications engineer at AVX.

Based on AVX's proprietary MLO materials technology, which utilizes large area fabrication techniques and unique lumped element design topologies to achieve high Q, low loss RF components capable of stable operation across a wide frequency range, AVX's MLO capacitors are expansion matched to most FR4 PCBs and are available with ratings up to 500V.
For more information about AVX's MLO capacitors, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/OPC.pdf.  To download the aforementioned technical paper, "Dielectric Absorption of Multilayer Organic (MLO™) Capacitors," please visit: http://avx.com/docs/techinfo/MLO%20Dielectric%20Absorption.pdf.  For additional information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 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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