Myrtle Beach, S.C. - AVX Corp. has introduced a new family of high directivity, high isolation couplers. Designated the ITF (integrated thin-film) Series, the high frequency, surface-mount devices feature directivity in the 20-dB range.
Designed for wireless communications design engineers, the new couplers feature land grid array terminations and are available in 0402 or 0603 case sizes. They deliver high frequency coupling performance from 800 MHz to 3 GHz. The standard operating temperature range is negative 40 degrees C to 85 degrees C.
Available in a variety of frequency bands, the devices can also be used in other applications such as GPS, wireless LANs and power control for cell phones, base stations and power amplifiers.
The surface-mount couplers are constructed using a thin-film technology with nickel/solder terminations, and withstand reflow, wave and vapor phase soldering techniques. Packaged on tape and reel, they are compatible with automated assembly equipment.
Typical pricing for the coupler is approximately 15 cents to 25 cents each in production quantities. Delivery is from stock to seven weeks. Samples are available.
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